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#1 Gary Meleski

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 05:54 AM

After using Softplan for at least 25 years or so ( version 8 ).

 

The world truly belongs to the young.

 

Which one of these do you think is easier to see for us old codgers who have been with you from nearly the start?

 

Point Made.

 

Just to clarify as it seems some people here are getting a good laugh at my expense.

I uploaded the image and it said all was good. I did not check and went about my VERY busy work life drawning floor plans.

 

Softplan 2022 has menus that are much harder to see in my personal opinion.

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#2 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 06:39 AM

Gary, Being an old codger as well I am having difficulty deciphering the point you have made.

Please put this in terms my well worn mind can understand. Thanks, Steve :)



#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 08:56 AM

Yes, sorry ... Again,, as a old codger, I missed the point too. 


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#4 David Zawadzki

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 10:32 AM

After using Softplan for at least 25 years or so ( version 8 ).
 
The world truly belongs to the young.
 
Which one of these do you think is easier to see for us old codgers who have been with you from nearly the start?
 
Point Made.


When your home health care nurse shows up, ask her to help you post your photos on here so we can all see the “Point made”.

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#5 Fred Russell

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 01:51 PM

wait for it



#6 Gary Meleski

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:49 PM

When your home health care nurse shows up, ask her to help you post your photos on here so we can all see the “Point made”.

Well, I guess I probably have forgotten more about Softplan than you will really ever know.

 

Here are just a brief smattering of a small amount of my projects.

 

http://gmdesignservices.com/

 

My web page. Design, built, programmed and maintained by me. Just a very small selection of some older plans.

 

http://tejamescustomhomes.com/

 

ONE of my clients. Website designed, built, programmed and maintained by me. All graphics by me. All videos by me. 95% of all plans designed by me.

 

http://www.youtube.c...drafting/videos

 

My YouTube channel. I do not really have the time to maintain it so really new stuff may not be there. But there are a few pretty neat things.

 

http://www.youtube.c...ysaGZm3Q/videos

 

ONE of my clients YouTube channel. Built and maintained by me. Everything on this channel is my design. All videos, floor plans, graphics. etc.

 

I will be looking for my Home Care Nurse.

 

Regards,

 

Gary


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#7 Keith Almond

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:22 PM

The world truly belongs to the young

 

Not necessarily, the young probably use the awful ribbon bars which (going back to much lower resolution screens) took up half the available drawing area, with massive icons (okay not half) ... which it looks like both you and i promptly turned off, and used classic toolbars.


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#8 Gary Meleski

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:25 PM

Not necessarily, the young probably use the awful ribbon bars which  (going back to much lower resolution screens) took up half the available drawing area, with massive icons (okay not half) ... which it looks like both you and i promptly turned off, and used classic toolbars.

The ribbon bars look cartoon like in my opinion. Yes they take up way too much screen real estate.


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#9 Gary McKeon

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:03 PM

Looks great Gary. Lots of good stuff.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:15 PM

Not necessarily, the young probably use the awful ribbon bars which (going back to much lower resolution screens) took up half the available drawing area, with massive icons (okay not half) ... which it looks like both you and i promptly turned off, and used classic toolbars.

 

I happen to be a younger(ish) man myself, but I can say that I hated when programs switched over to the ribbon for that same reason; I prefer to have as much drawing space on the screen as possible.


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#11 Warren Ducote

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:20 AM

After using Softplan for at least 25 years or so ( version 8 ).

 

The world truly belongs to the young.

 

Which one of these do you think is easier to see for us old codgers who have been with you from nearly the start?

 

Point Made.

 

Just to clarify as it seems some people here are getting a good laugh at my expense.

I uploaded the image and it said all was good. I did not check and went about my VERY busy work life drawning floor plans.

 

Softplan 2022 has menus that are much harder to see in my personal opinion.

I agree 100%. 2020 icons were much easier to pick out as opposed to 2022. 



#12 Keith Almond

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:48 AM

I agree too. I don't understand why the icons have to be "UPDATED" with every program version. Why fix something that wasn't broken. The menu bar icons (as opposed to the ribbon bar icons) are now extremely bland and in a lot of cases unobvious. I only know what some of them are, because of their location on the menu bar.


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#13 John Penner

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 08:36 AM

I thought I was the only one that disliked the new "icons" Had got used to the 2020 and now the eraser is so faint you cant find the thing... Surely will find the upgrades though that make it better. 



#14 Brendan Smythe

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 10:23 AM

agreed, I'm not fond of the new "faded" icons and the faded inactive drawing names on the toolbar. It does make it harder to see. However, it's a small issue that i'm sure we will get used too.


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 03:30 PM

I use the icons way too much, rather than keyboard shortcuts... (the reason why is a long story)

 

so I think I'm rather informed on the topic of using icons..

 

I'm not sure it matters to me, at all, even in the slightest, what the icons look like.. really..

 

In my judgement, if you use the program on any type of regular basis, then you likely have your icons set up on a customized toolbar... and you likely have the "locations" of the icons more or less "memorized" and committed to muscle memory.. that's my situation...I barely even look at them...

 

I can't even fathom being bogged down by the "artwork" of the icons.. I would not have thought it possible, if folks had not mentioned here on this forum... 

 

ugh.. I guess I've been looking at these icons for way way way too many years ... :mellow:


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Posted 28 May 2021 - 12:29 PM

I agree that the 2020 icons were imo better than 2022.  please create a patch to return them to 2020.  



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 10:32 PM

I agree, I really liked the 2020 icons these are a disappointment.

Maybe we could have an option to chose the type of icon we want?



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Posted 04 June 2021 - 12:38 PM

Learning curve, at this point i say leave them.  Onwards and Upwards!


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#19 Don Gibbons

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 04:13 AM

The faded icons blend a little too much for me. The old icons stood out better and it was easier for me to pick them out of the toolbar at a quick glance. I'd prefer the old icons.


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#20 Sam Morgan

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 04:16 PM

Finally upgraded over here.  I have to agree...the new icons are much harder to see and I'm constantly searching for things.  Why fix something that wasn't broken in the first place?


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