Only thing I could add to the conversation here is the SMALL group of things I’D like to see -
Change Selection to favor the item ON TOP, then go in descending order deeper into the assembly as you cycle through the list. This sets a preference for items more likely to be visible, thus selectable DEPENDING on the CURRENT point of view. Simple, right ? Guess not.
change the color inside each command ICON to color-grouping by general function instead of ALL “Blue” as in RH-5 & 6, current image ok, just color-base for the ICON - ALL BLUE ?
Add in-viewport tool-tips for objects pre-selection that would include things like basic info- like object type (closed polysurface/Solid, Layer, Material, Line Length, Circle Radius or Diameter etc), and a set of commands to run on the item, with the ability to also select inside the small list presented, to change a value. Yes we can go over to the [Properties] tab ( I dock mine along the right-side of my viewport) but a SMALL nearby pop-up box with a few commands, and a few changeable properties handy …
by-selected component right-click command selection, with CTL-RT-Click for MOST Recently used Commands list if no object currently selected. Currently a Right-Click SELECTS !!! Seriously ?!?
I ALREADY group my favorite commands ICONS into the OSNAP Toolbar and set that as my middle-button pop-up so I DON’T have to go menu-hunting or Tool-Bar hunting when I want to do something “next”. Its HERE that I’d LOVE to be able to tell my command “groups” apart by color, but it’d be useful (read: HUGELY HELPFUL) here AND other places, too.
This might reduce the need for EXTENSIVE (read cumbersome AND expensive) overall UI overhauls ( BIG answer a BLACK background? Seriously? ;-)) ! ), as such a simplified solution like this would obviate any need for such extensive overhauls, simplifying the WFP (Work Flow Process) process of finding commands and USING them … .
Add to that simplifying the process of creating custom operations and macros to a custom “Command” ICON, and we might HAVE something !
Ok, ALL the VERY BEST to ALL - Chuck.