what do you think dale? there’s been several posts by different users lately about wanting a better layer pane, one common suggestion is to put the filter field right at the top of the layers list, a user could click in the box, type, and enter the filter on the tree. without all the clicks to get to
filtered layers through the gui. almost all other software i’ve used recently has some sort of search right there in tree exposed and ready to go.
my main gripes, too many clicks to get to the tool, it’s way buried for being a tool that most users would like to have available all the time. for something this easy and common to a lot of situation we just need some quicker way to do this than the way it is now. and that there is no scripting or macro access to filter layers compounds the problem. using scripting/macros would be less than ideal though for users who aren’t familiar. also, it’s so buried i didn’t even know that was there after 10 years, very hard for new users to discover and old ones a like.
there have been numerous threads about this enhancement spread across the forum within the past few months. i’ll track them down and summarize them as proof of interest if you would like. the people want and need this Dale. you are our only hope.
here’s a grab from solidworks with their tree filter, note always available at the top of the tree