ADR in general works quite well. However . . .
I’m trying to push the use of DWF’s and ADR instead of PDF’s companywide, but I’m running into some concerns. For DWF’s & ADR to become mainstream and the universal markup/viewing tool, I think a number of changes to the tools and interface need some rework, andwith a focus on more efficiency built in, ASAP.
I could go on and on actually, and I haven’t even touched the 3D modeling aspect yet. This tool has GREAT potential, but right now, and still, falls pretty short. I would not think most enhancements and rework would take that much effort to improve.
Also, there is a difference in interfaces when a use opens a DWF file into Internet Explorer depending if they have ADR installed on their system or not. If they do NOT have ADR installed, then the interface is VERY bleak and could use some serious attention. Heck a button permitting them to download and install ADR would be VERY helpful. (Keep in mind, Govt. users can not easily install ADR to their systems on the fly.)
Also, resolve the DWF (XPS) vs. DWFx into internet explorer. The plug-in/add-on needs to handle both versions without hiccup. The interface within Internet Explorer when viewed by a system without ADR installed is way to simplistic. The interface needs a toolbar, and some very basic commenting capability, as well as an index of the sheets.
I really like where ADR is going, but I think less clicking and efficiency needs to be worked on. Again, I think there is room for ADR to become the main markup and viewing application for the industry, but it needs to get a move on it when it comes to updating.
Autodesk, if you have any questions in regards to my suggestions, please feel free to contact me any time.
Great suggestions. Thanks for posting these, and we'll consider these to the next release. Some of these we have already taken into consideration (like being able to save workspaces and then import/export these) and if you're in our beta you'll be able to see what I mean by that.
Thanks again and let us know if you have further suggestions please.