Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Proposal Changes in the Latest InfraWorks Update

There have been some changes to proposals with the latest update for InfraWorks - most good, some....well, you decide.

  • First of all, a definite good one, switching between proposals is now much quicker. I can't really explain why other than the super smart developers have made this much more efficient.
  • Second, you can now delete any proposal in the model and it happens very quickly. In prior versions, you had to make a proposal current before deleting it - a much more intrusive and much slower process. This is a huge improvement. All you have to do is click the X icon to the right of a proposal to delete it. Ironically, this cannot be the current proposal. If you're stuck on an older version of InfraWorks, check out this post on how to use scripts to delete proposals. This is even handy in the latest version because it'll do multiple proposals at once!
  • Next, you'll notice that styles are handled a bit differently in the way that they relate to proposals. For example, in older versions, if you created a new style it only existed in the proposal that was current when you created it. Now, that style will show up in all proposals. In other words, styles are no longer proposal-specific.
  • Very similar to styles, the model extent is also no longer proposal-specific. In other words, when you set the model extent, you set it for all proposals, not just the current one.
Feel free to post your comments on how you like/dislike these changes. But let's be constructive and positive. Remember that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar (not sure why anyone would want to catch flies but you know what I mean).

1 comment:

  1. Eric, I realize you can use Copy/Cut/Paste and "Paste in place" on Concept type objects to move them from one proposal to the other. BUT how does one move/copy Design Roads between proposals?
    BTW, Bought all the IW books. Great stuff!

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