Dear Dynamo developers and users,
I am back! Thank you for your comments in Call for Feedback on Dynamo Graph Package Dependency Display which are tremendously helpful. A big round applause to us all doing new Dynamo development together.
Time to share some new progress from our team. If you look back with us together, 2019 is a huge year for Dynamo, we have made it into not only Autodesk Revit but also Autodesk Civil3D, FormIt, Advance Steel, Alias. As a result of the fast expansion and broader host specific users, our team is getting some new challenges. One of those is that, while the number of our host specific packages is growing, how do we make it convenient for package authors and consumers like you to be able to easily publish/ search for/ download host specific packages. For example, currently, Dynamo for Civil3D users will need to search for what they need from a list of Revit packages which could hurt their efficiency. So now, challenge accpeted!
What we plan to do at this point is to add a host filter right next to the package results sort option. This will be a checkable context menu from filter button click. The default option will be All, while user could set this on demand when they are working in a specific host or totally ignore such setting. The impact of such setting is that turning it on will instead of displaying all packages regardless of what host they are made for but display the packages only can run in this host environment. A preview of such UI can be found below:
Package authors could expect similar UI in the publish dialog (which I will update later when a prototype is done). However this filed is not mandatory, if the package author did not set this field while publishing, it will be treated as a generic Dynamo package which will still appear under default host filter All.
And now we kindly need your feedback from here
- Does this sounds/looks like the approach you would like to use?
- Would you like such host specific filter to persist even after you have closed Dynamo session?
- 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.