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Below is a list of 30 suggestions made for future version of ADE. I want to get an idea of which are the favorites. Bear in mind that some of them may be complex to implement in ADE :eek:

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S001 Ability to change the elevation of a custom airport (as opposed to a default FSX airport)without using stub
S002 Accurate sizing of taxi signs including back to back
S003 Auto create thumbnail for scenery objects
S004 Autoscroll of display when dragging off screen or mouse on screen edge
S005 Create complex objects from a set of library objects/generic buildings and save for re-use
S006 Cut and paste in taxi sign string
S007 Delete segment from fence
S008 Download ground tiles from a server
S009 Favorite objects list
S010 Floating see through compass in one of the corners
S011 Generic Building Designer
S012 Join multiple polygons or aprons into one
S013 Merge ADE project files (import project file into another project)
S014 Mouse wheel rotation of objects
S015 Multi-language support
S016 Object Aligment tools (align left etc etc)
S017 Parking spot heading either match screen heading or user airport heading if connected
S018 Replace object a with object b via right click menu
S019 Replace All' function for objects, gnbs. Replace all object a with object b
S020 Rotate Apron
S021 Select all links between two points
S022 Single project for ADE9/ADEX
S023 Snap to grid for objects, links etc
S024 Sound Effects
S025 Tool to create 'cut outs' in aprons
S026 Tool to create lines of objects
S027 Tool to create signs based on nearby taxi network
S028 Tools to fill area with objects
S029 Use Sbuilder image text file for positioning
S030 Wizard to create remaining distance markers for runways

We have generously given you 100 ADE dollars to spend. You can spend them as you wish. That is put all 100 on a single suggestion or spread out you spend on different suggestions. The only rule is that your spend must not exceed the $$$100 :)

So for example:

S013 25
S015 25
S030 50

Please reply to this thread with your votes. While we make no promises we will try and get the top suggestions into the next version.
 
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Bear in mind that some of them may be complex to implement in ADE :eek:
I think you should have given cost amounts to each item to reflect the difficulty in implementing them, then made us choose any that amount to less than $100.

But anyhow...

S002 5
S003 20
S011 20
S014 5
S018 15
S019 25
S021 5
S025 5
 

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True Drew but then I was always a sucker for punishment ;)
 
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10 S004 Autoscroll of display when dragging off screen or mouse on screen edge
30 S008 Download ground tiles from a server If I understand correctly, it will allow you to download images from Google Earth or Bing?
10 S009 Favorite objects list
05 S012 Join multiple polygons or aprons into one
10 S018 Replace object a with object b via right click menu
05 S019 Replace All' function for objects, gnbs. Replace all object a with object b\
15 S023 Snap to grid for objects, links etc
15 S027 Tool to create signs based on nearby taxi network

But to answer this poll on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the most desired:

3 S004 Autoscroll of display when dragging off screen or mouse on screen edge
5 S008 Download ground tiles from a server
3 S009 Favorite objects list
2 S012 Join multiple polygons or aprons into one
3 S018 Replace object a with object b via right click menu
2 S019 Replace All' function for objects, gnbs. Replace all object a with object b\
4 S023 Snap to grid for objects, links etc
4 S027 Tool to create signs based on nearby taxi network
 
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S002 05
S008 20
S013 10
S021 05
S022 20
S029 40

Well thats me list of items I'd like to see in ADE.

Thanks Jon.
 

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I'll take $3.33 each, and return the remaining 10¢. :p

Jokes aside, I agree with Drew--giving them prices in ADE dollars it would actually make it easier (at least for me) to sort through.

And in addition to what Tony wrote, tile downloading for what, exactly? Creating photoscenery, or just for the ADE background to help align things?

Also, in regards to S029, is it possible to take input from a standard TFW or GTF file as well? Or even better yet, reading it directly from the GeoTIFF (if that's the input)?

Edit: What exactly is S011? A modeling tool (like Sketchup or Gmax)?
 
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S008 33
S021 33
S025 33

I'm not sure what to spend the remaning dollar on :)
 
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How about spending it on a virtual...

PS: I sent my dollars and choice back to you by E-mail. Is that OK too or do I have to repeat it here?

Roby
 

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How about spending it on a virtual...

PS: I sent my dollars and choice back to you by E-mail. Is that OK too or do I have to repeat it here?

Roby

Roby - please don't repeat it here ;)
 

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Results so far

The table below shows the voting results so far. Note that I put this out to the mailing lists which is why there are 73 votes in total so far. I have recorded the amount of micro dollars for each item and also the number of times it was voted for. The third column relates to Drews' suggestion that I report amount of work. I have done this on a scale of 0 thru 5 where 5 is a LOT.

S011 847 28 5 Generic Building Designer
S008 590 20 4 Download ground tiles from a server
S025 548 24 4 Tool to create 'cut outs' in aprons
S005 456 19 4 Create complex objects from a set of library objects/generic buildings and save for re-use
S001 439 14 3 Ability to change the elevation of a custom airport (as opposed to a default FSX airport)without using stub
S003 332 15 5 Auto create thumbnail for scenery objects
S026 310 17 2 Tool to create lines of objects
S030 282 16 4 Wizard to create remaining distance markers for runways
S028 280 15 3 Tools to fill area with objects
S007 270 17 2 Delete segment from fence
S021 254 14 2 Select all links between two points
S014 234 13 1 Mouse wheel rotation of objects
S002 210 14 4 Accurate sizing of taxi signs including back to back
S012 202 14 4 Join multiple polygons or aprons into one
S016 188 11 4 Object Aligment tools (align left etc etc)
S018 185 12 1 Replace object a with object b via right click menu
S029 180 10 2 Use Sbuilder image text file for positioning
S027 178 11 5 Tool to create signs based on nearby taxi network
S004 166 20 3 Autoscroll of display when dragging off screen or mouse on screen edge
S024 160 07 2 Sound Effects
S023 151 08 3 Snap to grid for objects, links etc
S020 150 05 3 Rotate Apron
S006 139 09 1 Cut and paste in taxi sign string
S017 125 09 1 Parking spot heading either match screen heading or user airport heading if connected
S013 105 06 1 Merge ADE project files (import project file into another project)
S009 092 06 1 Favorite objects list
S022 087 05 4 Single project for ADE9/ADEX
S015 075 03 5 Multi-language support
S019 045 04 1 Replace All' function for objects, gnbs. Replace all object a with object b
S010 020 01 3 Floating see through compass in one of the corners

On reflection I think S001 is probably badly described and people have voted for it to avoid having to create a stub when the altitude is changed for a stock airport. Stubs are the only way to do this and the suggestion relates to user created airports that do not exist in the stock lists.

Other than that I would be interested in feedback. Also voting is still open if you have not voted and would like to
 
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50 S011 Generic Building Designer
15 S016 Object Alignment tools (align left etc etc)
10 S017 Parking spot heading either match screen heading or user airport heading if connected
10 S021 Select all links between two points
5 S003 Auto create thumbnail for scenery objects
5 S018 Replace object a with object b via right click menu
5 S019 Replace All' function for objects, gnbs. Replace all object a with object b

Thanks,
 
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Hi Jon,

Being international do I get to take advantage of favourable exchange rates :)


S030 - $20
S002 - $20
S016 - $25
S017 - $25
S006 - $10
 
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