Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

install to Add-ins Tab or make New Ribbon Tab ?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    install to Add-ins Tab or make New Ribbon Tab ?

    Ok API guru's why is it some apps. end up under the Add-ins Tab and some create a new Ribbon Tab ?
    With so many good add-ins popping up having them install to the Ribbon is starting to make the Ribbon long and messy.
    Is there anyway us laymen can change the .addin file (or something) to determine where these apps turn up ?
    Personally I would prefer them to be all located under the Add-ins Tab which leads to the next question.
    Once again with so many good apps. around and having them all grouped under Add-ins Tab this Tab is starting to get a little crowded.
    Is there anyway us laymen or you API guru's can create (add) a "New" Tab to the Ribbon so we have the option on where and how to organise these things.
    Better still here is an opening for someone to write an app. to help do exactly this.
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

    #2
    I don't know a thing about the API but I fully support this.
    Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


    chad
    BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

    Comment


      #3
      previously API can only put all addins under Add-ins Tab, now it allow users create new Tabs using new API, i believe in your case, some addins are coded in old API, some are coded in new API.
      maybe i'm wrong, but i don't think you have option on where and how to organise these things unless you modify these addins, i mean coding.

      Comment


        #4
        HI Mark.

        Great question.

        1. Up until Revit 2012 we could only put applications in the addin tab other than some fancy work by GuyR who managed it fine in Revit 2011, but unsupported by Autodesk. (man us Kiwi's are bright )

        2. Revit 2012 & 2013 developers now have a choice of putting them on their own panel in the addins Tab or creating their own tab. There is no old and new way of doing this.

        3. It is up to the developer to decide where to put them but we are encourage to put them in the addins tab if there is only 1 or two icons. If you have a lot them making a tab makes sense.

        4. There is no way to create a tab other than through code, and then there is no way of creating a tab and moving someone else's application to that tab.

        5. The work around you could employ to an over crowded Addins tab is to add the most commonly used Addins to the Quick access bar or to add a shortcut key to the addin which you can now do in Revit 2013.

        I hope that helps?

        Cheers
        Phillip
        Phillip Miller
        Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
        Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

        Comment


          #5
          Thanks for reply Phillip.

          I understand anything with more than three icons should have there own tab but other addins with just one or two, defiantly need go to Add-ins Tab, and of course keyboard shortcuts to them.
          I have approached developers and asked for a switch for New Tab or to Addin Tab and it is more than possible as some have done this for me.
          It seems you API guy's need to create some sort of "api standards" and incorporate these sorts of switching features or this is going to get rather messy.
          Mark Balsom

          If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

          Comment


            #6
            HI Mark.

            Yes it is easy to create a switch to either put our apps in the addins tab or create a new tab. What you can't do that I'm aware of is Developer # 1 create a tab Called "MarkB" and add their app to that tab and then have Developer # 2 add their app to that tab as well?? If you can I would love to know how.
            Phillip Miller
            Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
            Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by KiwiCodes View Post
              HI Mark.

              Yes it is easy to create a switch to either put our apps in the addins tab or create a new tab. What you can't do that I'm aware of is Developer # 1 create a tab Called "MarkB" and add their app to that tab and then have Developer # 2 add their app to that tab as well?? If you can I would love to know how.
              OK I vote to make switch to new tab or add-ins tab mandatory it would solve a lot of the problem and if you guy's can solve the to "desired created Tab" thats a bonus.
              In reality having them all in add-ins tab with shortcut keys works just fine and keeps the Ribbon clean.
              Mark Balsom

              If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by mark b View Post
                OK I vote to make switch to new tab or add-ins tab mandatory it would solve a lot of the problem and if you guy's can solve the to "desired created Tab" thats a bonus.
                In reality having them all in add-ins tab with shortcut keys works just fine and keeps the Ribbon clean.
                But there is not a hell of a lot of point coding a switch to create a tab if we only have one icon is there?
                Phillip Miller
                Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
                Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by KiwiCodes View Post
                  But there is not a hell of a lot of point coding a switch to create a tab if we only have one icon is there?
                  Phillip I think you are misunderstanding what i am saying, I really don't want anything added to the Ribbon ("keep it clean") and put ever thing in addins is my theory, but if you guy's think your API deserves a New Tab at least give us the option to to decide, New Tab or Addins if possible.
                  For those who don't use shortcut keys and like going to the ribbon and selecting, then yes overcrowding will become problem and they may like to some how sort them which would mean creating a "addins 2" tab.
                  For me its shortcuts all the way so overcrowding is not an issue, just want to "keep the ribbon clean"
                  Mark Balsom

                  If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    I totally agree with you Mark and it should be on if you have an extreme number of icons that you should create a new tab. None of our apps have anymore than 2.
                    Phillip Miller
                    Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
                    Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

                    Comment

                    Related Topics

                    Collapse

                    Working...
                    X