Wood Designer forum
November 8, 2013
Hi Doug, we’re in the process of updating our libraries and toolbars, so that video is in places out of date (a new version will follow soon).
However there’s a more up to date video on the same page called Display Cabinet Dimensions that will help.
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Brand new trial user, only used it for about 15 minutes so far. I’m watching the video tutorials while also using the app.
In the “Quick Design Project Toolbar continued” video, it refers to a toolbar button called “Permanent Dimensions”. On my version 7.02c, that icon is labelled “Personalized Dimensions”. That might be a language translation typo, but the function doesn’t work. I’m following the video exactly and I can’t get my visual dimensions to “stick”. I can measure a distance and it displays it.
I can right-click on the measurement value, but the pop-up menu shows “Customized Dimension” instead of what the video shows as “Permanent Dimension”. I don’t know if that’s yet another language translation typo or if the function has been changed.
Regardless of clicking on this menu item, or the state of the “Personalized Dimension” toolbar button, there’s no way to keep the measurement on-screen. It disappears as soon as I take another measurement.
I’m not asking for technical support here; I’m trying to see if I can use this product but, 15 minutes into following the video tutorials, I’m already finding the user interface confusing and out of sync with the video tutorials. I’m not sure I can invest significant time in learning this application if the tutorials and/or application interface is broken.