@Aerilius so is that the beginnings of now allowing people to create plugins for layout, is this now possible from your post link I just looked at? I don’t see the ruby console window in layout currently, I knew it was there I think before 2019 but gone now… So regardless of whether this is possible now or not, my comments below are broken up into two categories for hopefully trimble to think about - Layout plugins being allowed to be created and used in Layout & creating a roadmap so we can stop keeping people in the dark on both platforms Sketchup/Layout.
For me as much as I do love and rely on both Sketchup & Layout, what goes a long way for me as a professional who uses these programs, would be to see a roadmap. Something where I could see blogs about why it’s taking so long for things to happen, what Sketchup and Layout are currently working on. I think if Trimble could provide information like that, some reasons, some explanation, than I wouldn’t be nearly so frustrated about this. I was just reading a post where 5+ years ago a table of contents was asked for in Layout and still 2021 here we are, still nothing, it’s a joke and I just don’t think being nice about these things seem to always get things going which is partially why I am being forward with my thoughts. For people who really take the time to setup workflows, templates, use as many plugins they can to help them with their process, I really see Sketchup & Layout as the best programs out there for building design, the programs are so good and there is still so much potential… The amount of things Trimble gets done each year for feature updates on both programs is honestly unnacpetable in my opinion, but maybe hey, maybe they just don’t have the resources to release more features. @Mark , it sure would be great though to have a place where we could see what is going on, why things take so long etc as I’m sure the professionals who use your programs would really appreciate this. I use your program, I plan my future, I want to see what is being worked on so I can strategize and prepare but since everything is so hush hush, I can’t do any of that, and all of the users are left in the dark. I don’t see how that makes any logical sense and it’s honestly just frustrating. In my opinion and in this regard about features, I think this is just flat out bad customer service. Trimble may do well in other areas, but it’s users are in the dark and for what good reason?
Take a look at Clickup and there updates each week, it blows Trimble out of the water and clickup I would guess is an even smaller team, but they get customer service and they get the importance of feature updates. Without any info on what’s going on, part of me sometimes wonders if Trimble cares that much, I’m sure they care, but maybe not nearly enough and of course I have to assume that given the track record and being in the dark on general information.
So yes I agree, move over trimble if you can’t develop the features layout needs, let others do it for you.