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Make all Panel/Device selections drop downs

Some windows allow you to choose a panel or device (receptacle, lvd, light, etc) by a drop down box. Others require you to slowly click next/previous. It would be great if all the next/previous windows were converted to the drop down box.

I feel the benefits are pretty obvious.

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  • AdminDavid Robison (President, Design Master Software) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We will definitely keep the Next and Previous buttons.

    Editing Multiple Devices (which probably does deserve a different topic if it is something you would like to see changed): For items on the drawing, we have the "Edit Multiple" commands you can use to change everything but equipment. That you do have to change one-at-a-time, so one request might be to add an "Edit Multiple Equipment Connections" command.

    For items in schedules (such as light fixture types), we do not have a way to edit more than one at a time, which might be another request you want to make.

  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @eric I agree, to be able to edit multiple devices would be a nice addition, but I don't know if this would be the best way to do it. I think a separate window would be better, along the lines of the multiple device edit for already inserted items. probably better for a different wishlist entry.

  • eric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Steve...
    This could make it easier to edit multiple devices if you were able to select multiple devices and change the field. I picture this working like the AutoCAD properties window. If I want to change the X-value of multiple blocks, I can select them all and then change the x-value field. If the selected items have different values there it is noted with "*VARIES*" in the field.

  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    perhaps keep both the Prev/Next buttons but also allow for the drop down? I know there are times where if I'm changing the same field for multiple items it's easy to change the field, click next, save, change the next items value, repeat.

  • AdminDavid Robison (President, Design Master Software) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a good idea. I'll need to think through what unexpected problems it could create, but it seems like it should work.

    Until we get a chance to implement it, you can use the "Find" button to select the item you want from a list, rather than being limited to the "Next" and "Previous" buttons.

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