I’d love to have this for multiple reasons, at least for a couple of it’s features.
Having it as a menu that is either off or floating above your drawing feels wrong as it influences what you see and works on the fly:
- Configures page options like paper size, color and margins affecting the working area (it even calls the color tray to define these colors)
- It sets rendering options with grid and default raster quality;
- Most importantly it allows for reference management, which when you want to reload viewports or other references on locked layers is handy. I’m permanently locking unlocking viewport layers in order to reload them and when I forget to lock them back, I’m accidently erasing viewports. Having reference manager always on would be a bless.
- It’s also where we set auto text so it’s kind of crucial for a lot of workflows.
I’d probably think of creating a tray for each of it’s tabs.