Dear Dynamo developers and users,
Here I am again! First thanks for sharing your idea to our Dynamo developer team in my earlier post Call for Feedback on Extensions on Dynamo Right Side Panel. Your feedback is very well received and should help to guide our next series of development using the new area on the right. As a result, the work of right side extension panel in Dynamo has been merged in master branch and available now for people to take a peek in 2.3.0 sandbox daily builds at dynamobuilds.com.
Today I am going to showcase a sample view extension our team is working on using this idea. Below is a gif illustrating a user workflow where user B downloaded this graph online from user A and open it locally. The Dynamo package dependency information of this graph is displayed on the right panel because user B does not have certain packages installed (as you can see there are nodes in warning/error state because the corresponding packages not install or loaded locally). Our team found this workflow has been blocking lots of users since it was so difficult to know these hidden info despite the graph author and often times users will have to contact author right away to be unblocked. Our team would love to start making this info more transparent by displaying it when it makes sense in a future version of Dynamo. Please see gif below for preview of our team’s work. Notice packages in red means they are missing while graph open.
And now we kindly need your feedback from here
- Does this sounds/looks like the missing piece you have been looking for during Dynamo graph sharing?
- Maybe our team should add a magic download button to download all the missing packages?
- If this does not make sense to you, can you suggest an ideal workflow in your mind?
- Any comments are welcome here and I will be watching this post!
Thanks for paying attention and giving us feedback.