Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Enhanced Search Feature

Well it is that time of year again where we start to think about how we go about improving Family Browser for the next release.  Since the last release we have received allot of suggestions and enhancements that could be included.  The first one I would like to get more detailed feedback on is for an enhanced search function.

As you will be aware the existing search feature of Family Browser searches by Family Name and populates a search tab on Family Browser.  If you are unaware of this feature check out this video.

Now while this works really well and is very quick to find families by name we have had requests by a few that a more in depth search function would be use full at times.  My question for you is:

  • What extra info would you like to search for?
  • Would searching for family type names be of any use?
  • What about some specific parameters and if so what ones would be use full?
  • Would some sort of search filter be use full,  ie search by category, then by type and then by parameter?
  • What about "and"  "or" search variables?

Along with your help we have the chance to create a rock star search function for Family Browser.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions.



Friday, November 18, 2011

Catch Up.

Hi All.

Well it has been a fair while since my last posting.  No we haven't fallen of the planet, but have been flat out Creating Awesome Revit API's for other customers.  We are now ready to begin thinking about our next release of Family Browser and also start working on a brand new Application for Revit that will be released in the first half of next year.

A big thank you goes out to fellow blogger, Dave Baldacchino who have recently blogged about Family Browser.  It is much appreciated.

Dave's Blog Here