Is there a specific thread for feature requests or can I post here ? (also thanks @Malcolm for splitting the calc formatting discussion off, makes it a bit easier to keep track).
This request is not related to that. I'm always looking for ways to improve efficiency of coding, and MBS provides so many huge advances in that area so I really thank you for that @MonkeybreadSoftware
While working in the calc engine just before, I had a thought of 2 possible enhancements that would actually save quite a bit of time over the course of a days development, and would solve a problelm I always find frustrating.
Firstly look at this screenshot:
It's a standard calc dialog but above it is "Set Field" which it relates to.
The issue here is I'm trying to simply switch the value in a field that I'm setting. the caluclation is going to just need to reference the field I'm setting.
This is a really common thing, and the problem is I always have to go looking for that TO in the large drop-down list of TO's . My sorting scheme for TO names helps, but it seems extra hassle to have to do this.
What I'm wondering is this - can MBS look at the script step and obtain the associated TO name of the field being set. Can it then use this to provide a shortcut means to do one of the following:
a. A button/shortcut key to automatically change the selected TO on the left hand side to the same one that set field is from. OR
b. A button/shortcut key to automatically paste into the calculation dialog the exact same field reference being set in the set field.
It's such a common thing to want to quickly use the same field being set in the calculation, and I feel this should be able to be a 1 keystroke/button action.
If both of the above are possible that would be even better, as more often than not any set field on a related TO will be referencing one or more fields from that TO.
An ability to quickly toggle between the fields TO, and the current layout contexts TO (the default in that dropdown) would also be brilliant, no need to actually access to the TO switcher at all in that case.
Sorry I tend to ramble and come up with all these ideas and i know your time is very precious in putting in features, so no worries if this is too time consuming, hard, not on your radar, I appreciate the platform to be able to request these types of things
The thing I love most here is that it's like requesting a product feature, yet we don't need to wait 20 years until it is implemented lol.