I think this is a great improvement and the graphics are very nice and explain a lot. I did run into some navigation issues though. The scroll bar is very narrow and the popups thumbnails kept interfering with trying to scroll. Basically they kept getting in the way and I couldn’t scroll. Seems to me there needs to be a “gutter” where the cursor doesn’t prompt the thumbnails to pop up so you can scroll with ease.
I also noticed that the search has now gotten significantly slow and laggy (Windows 8.1, Revit 2014). It’s not responsive at all and as you type, you don’t see the letters you punched in right away. It takes a while and then as the search narrows down, you see your input…kinda jumpy. The results are also not as relevant as I remember them a while back. Usually the search returned exactly what I needed at the top of the list, but now it seems I have to go down the list to grab what I need. Somewhat the relevance of the search has been affected.
I’m also still wanting to drag and drop the nodes rather than clicking and then move them from the center of the screen. Overall navigation still feels a little clunky but that’s probably due to the fact that there are some new keystrokes to learn, so it should get better with practice. I do however miss having 3D navigation keystrokes consistent with Revit. The Orientation gizmo really helps with orientation, thumbs up for that! I also feel we need an “x-ray” mode to reveal items, such as points, within geometry.
For some reason the installer didn’t place correct references in Revit 2015 and I’m getting an error (haven’t tried to resolve by checking the addin file as it works in 2014 just fine). Overall I do like the direction this is going, although I still have a hard time navigating and getting what I need without using the search. I also think there should be an effort to consolidate node functionality into as few nodes as possible and toggle options within them rather than creating completely stand-alone nodes, as having a large quantity of nodes that do very similar things makes it hard for the end user to manage. Thanks.