Hello Eneroth3, here’s my list. (with explanations)
Please know that I also strongly support yours. Selection toys… yes yes yes.
The scrapbook method is awesome and brilliant, but doesn’t apply to every situation. Per example, I have an evacuation plan with 200 icons of fire extinguisher. If you want to modifier this icon, you have to replace them all one by one.
I use DC in other software for thing like scales, rules, bullets, markers.
The field attribut already exist in layout. I use it for page number and such but I would like to have coordinates x, y, z. This would be great for markers and create rigging plot. Because of this lack, I have to use Autocad to do my rigging plot. I wish I can do them in layout one day!
Multiple Unit Dimension
In my business, almost every thing I produce need to be metric and imperial. I then have to add a second unit to my dimension, manually. Every day, for almost all my document. You can imagine how much time I would save having multiple unit dimensions.
Zoom entend for viewport
When you play with your viewport window, you change the view scale, the drawing get bigger but the frame doesn’t follow. You have then to constantly adjust the frame to the model. You’ll tell me it’s only a few more click but when your model is heavy, the process is very slow and painful. This option exist in sketchup (Ctrl-Z I think)
This would be great to see in a published pdf but It might slowdown the engine too much. This is not a must, just an idea.
Creating Hitch Boundary.
When you draw construction details and you add pattern (hatch) You have to redraw on top of a the model to create boundary for the hatch just like the old days in Acad. Would be nice to just click in a close area and the software would generate a close shape with pattern.
2D Tool just like SketchUp
The 2D tool are getting better and better in LO but it’s not there yet. Drawing polyline is simple, but modifying them is a nightmare. Also the auto connect line drive my nuts. What if part of my line is dashed and part is not. Impossible to achieve unless you group them independantly.
Add bounding box to leader
It’s possible to add box to leader but you have to edit the nested text. It’s another one by one task.
EDIT: I realized this is now possible in 2018. Once you add the box to the text, you can pick the style and the next leader creation will have a box around it. THX SU team!
Add locus point to circle
Right now, I manually add locus point to all my circle and add an X to all my timber ends. This is not too painful but would be nice to have an extension to do it for you.
Add radius and diameter dimensionning.
It works only when the model have a proper arc or circle, but if there’s not, you can’t measure the rad and dia.
Full control of the SU Style
I think that wouldn’t be an extension but more a mods in the core program. This would be sooooo logical to have control on this from Layout. Also full control of shadow , fog and of course, visual style.
Possibility to turn shadow on, with the hidden line view style.
I simply never understood this limitation. I use hidden line often to simulate B&W or clay style drawing, but I can’t have shadow on!!
Structural Grid maker
Creating structural grid in sketchup is not too bad (I use the Nick Sonder method) but when you need to modify it… it become hell! I often delete the all thing and start from scratch instead of fighting with the stupid auto connect line feature. I see a system similar to dimension when the model move, the grid fallow, but the bullet at the edge of the page would remain at the end of the page. When you need to move your viewport on your page, almost your entire grid need to be re-done. Revit have something well done too.
I saw it already exist on extension warehouse. I’ll have to try it.
Base point dimensionning.
You have continuous feature by double clicking on the next point. That’s cool. But base point dim is also often requested by client.
Text getting better
This is not an extension request, it’s a weird problem LO have from the beginning. I found it very painful and difficult to edit text in LO, and I don’t understand why. When your page is filled with text, you have a feeling you work on a 1980 computer. It’s just text.
Again not an extension but very annoying. I did a big thread in this forum about it. I think the SU team is working on it. The bug fill with faces unwanted and unfilled area in the model.