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Chris1969
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Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

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10-26-2012 05:14 AM

Two years ago (I think), you introduced an new interface - you know the extra small input boxes floating next to the large input boxes.

 

Often the two input boxes are next to each other, somtimes the two inputboxes float on the top of each other, other times the small input box float on top of the feature I need to see. Other times some of the digits I type into one input box ends up in the other input box.

 

And the strange thing is that the two input boxes adjusts exactly the same parameters. And even more strange, why has it been like this for two years, its looks and feel like beta software!

 

Ok, The new little box looks cool, but I always use the old due to its good overview of parameters.

 

But I think you guys at Autodesk needs to make a decision,instead of cluttering the interface with dual toolboxes.

Imagine Steve Jobs reviewing this dual menu... It would never had  made it over the doorstep of the meeting room.

 

Just my few cents..

 

Brgds,

Chris

 

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karthur1
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Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-26-2012 05:20 AM in reply to: Chris1969

I think they will eventually do away with the big one.  They are just gradually weening everyone off it.

 

Just my $0.02...

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machiel.veldkamp
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Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-26-2012 05:23 AM in reply to: Chris1969

I agree with you. 
I never use the small box due lack of information. 

The big box is easier to oversee.

 

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"Imagine Steve Jobs reviewing this dual menu... It would never had  made it over the doorstep of the meeting room."


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Ryan.Martinez
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Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-26-2012 05:34 AM in reply to: Chris1969

 They should just give you the option to turn them on or off and let you choose. Although i find my self using both depending on what im doing.

 

If steve jobs worked at autodesk you wouldnt be able to touch your interface at all in terms of customization... just look at all the apple products.

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Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-26-2012 06:22 AM in reply to: Ryan.Martinez

I hate the mini-toolbars! I like the ribbon, I love the marking menu, but to hell with those retarted mini toolbars. They just plain suck.

If AutoDesk was run like apple you wouldn't be able to import or export in any format that's not owned by AutoDesk.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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Chris1969
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Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-26-2012 06:25 AM in reply to: mrattray

If Autodesk was run by Apple, you probably also were not allowed to make rectangles with rounded edges due to patenting:-)

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stevec781
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Message 7 of 9 (385 Views)

Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-26-2012 11:13 AM in reply to: Chris1969

I much prefer the larger ones, I can see more and less clicks required (I hate having to open drop downs to make a selection)

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wh
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10-26-2012 11:37 AM in reply to: Chris1969

Same opinion here.

I wanna see my choices at one single glance. If I'm cyling through all those tiny options one after another, I've forgotten the first one, after ending.

:smileysad: Dementia is coming closer ..

 

Walter

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RobJV
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Message 9 of 9 (249 Views)

Re: Autodesk - You really need to clean up your interface!

10-29-2012 11:45 AM in reply to: Chris1969

Agree.  Keep the larger boxes or let us turn either one off.

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