Since I’ve been experimenting with Butterfly, I thought of two helpful controls, actually one control and one modification that should help components which require heavy resources. Although they were inspired from Butterfly, they seem like a basic toolkit thing.
The first is a option on the toggle, which when set, will flip to a desired state ( such as false ) when loading a Grasshopper file. Presently, Butterfly cases start solving if you save them that way.
Adding an automatic-off could provide a safety-related feature that may also benefit the robotic-eccentric components, as, when something is loaded on the on-state it might create a physically dangerous condition. In the case of physical machines magnetic contactors prevent machines from hurting people; when the power is removed, the button must be pressed again to start the machine. In the case of the adding software toggle option, reloading the Grasshopper file will shut everything off. I believe that there is an Arduino component set which this might add some value to.
The second idea I had was a little more lighthearted: a LED status indicator, which will either become bright or change color depending on a state or condition. Perhaps also, there could be a blinking option for things that require your attention. This would provide feedback for realtime components which might require your attention.
Thank you for your consideration,