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Change the "Not available in:" form [message #14548] Thu, 08 July 2010 17:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar dizingof  is currently offline dizingof
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Hi

I don't know if any one mentioned it before..

When filling up my shop with new models the task gets real tedious and annoying - surly Arno can replace the "Not available in:" ADD button with a V box near each material so a shop owner can select what material does or doesnt suit his model and then click on the ADD button once...

Instead we currently need to add each material one by one... and wait for shapeways server to respond...

I'm sure this is a simple task to fix.


Thanks,
Dizingof



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Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #14550 is a reply to message #14548 ] Thu, 08 July 2010 19:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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I completely agree !

The current system is worse than the previous.
I would also prefer a checkbox solution.

My current working system if I want to restrict a material to S&F :
Repeatedly keep clicking the add button, until all is not available and then remove the s&f from the list using the trashcan buttons.

This is by far the fastest way.
(Otherwise,I would have to keep changing the drop down menu to prevent the S&F from being excluded)

It is a very tedious task Rolling Eyes

Cheers,

Stijn



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Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #14551 is a reply to message #14550 ] Thu, 08 July 2010 20:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Jettuh  is currently offline Jettuh
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I second that!
Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #14557 is a reply to message #14548 ] Fri, 09 July 2010 00:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stannum  is currently offline stannum
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A collection of check buttons would be fast: click all you need and then save. It would use a lot of space, but the server lag and multiple clicks is pretty inneficient compared to using space for things that mater. Nice tradeoff.

The item page needs a deep review anyway, it puts all in a tiny column, wasting more than 2/3 with a mostly empty left side. Someone suggested view pages and edit pages for items and shops should be separate, fixing material control is just one small part of that.
Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #14558 is a reply to message #14557 ] Fri, 09 July 2010 00:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar cyborg_ar  is currently offline cyborg_ar
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+1 from me too, it would be an enormous improvement in that interface's usability (more considering that shapeways is adding more and more cool materials every now and then)
Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #14581 is a reply to message #14558 ] Fri, 09 July 2010 11:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Sounds good. I've forwarded your suggestion to our web team.

Bart


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Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #16458 is a reply to message #14581 ] Fri, 20 August 2010 16:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar coines23  is currently offline coines23
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Something I'd like to see is the ability to select more than one model and batch-restrict them. For example, none of the models in my shop were designed with sandstone's limitations in mind, so I'd like to select the whole bunch (check boxes would work for this) and turn off sandstone and full-color sandstone all at once.
Re: Change the "Not available in:" form [message #16461 is a reply to message #16458 ] Fri, 20 August 2010 16:46 UTC Go to previous message
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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The update this week addresses this to some extent. Now if you select "Add all materials", the list of not available materials is completely filled out. Then you click on the trash can for each material you want.

This is not perfect but is about 5 times faster than the old method. It works really well if your model is only available in very few materials.

I can't imagine why one would want to have a model available in one color of WS&F, but not in another. For me it is just annoying to have to chase down all the colors.

 
   
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