Echoing comments and sentiments elsewhere on the forum, and not so much a feature request but LO really needs a significant boost in performance when dealing with complex / construction documents. There are no workarounds for this, it makes the use of an application that can produce some of the best looking, detailed, communicative drawings I’ve ever seen, a frustrating and desperate experience, especially late at night when you. are on a deadline (and to be fair, we are always on a deadline!). I am only a one man architectural studio and have the ‘latitude’ to suffer it because of the great (I mean, really, great!) output quality but I could not imagine demonstrating the workflow for a larger studio adoption because of the poor speed in Layout, it simply wouldn’t cut it. SU ‘feels’ fast, Layout ‘Feels’ (and actually is) slow.
How Nick Sonder manages is beyond me, maybe he and his studio see the quality of the output and communication as the ultimate priority as do I, and the pain in getting there is worth it. I don’t want to sacrifice the quality, knowing it is achievable for the sake of speed, Ive tried to find a middle ground but I can’t find one , its either awesome or meh!
On the flip side , LO is kind of a mystery, presenting a 3D model, styledhowever you want it, in sharp vector format seems like magic. I’m OK with the feature set, I can get what I need out of it with some graphical hackery etc although if I had to name a feature I’d like, it would be directional gradient support and the ability to use a gradient as alpha transparency / clipping mask.
thanks for your time.