CityPlanner Online and Offline updated

CityPlanner has been updated with primarily bug fixes and minor improvements.

Offline bug fixes:

  • Offline shadow control month text not visible
  • Layers set to admin access visible when they should not be. Now layers must be set to access: All to show up in Offline
  • Offline can get stuck with blur filter
  • Portal with no projects breaks in autopilot
  • Offline with Portals and Projects with WMS can freeze
  • Offline can crash after long period of time in autopilot
  • Dialogue category labels gets cut off, line height to small
  • Custom layer and viewpoint button texts in portal projects not shown
  • Attribute window not shown

Offline new features:

  • Offline setting for language. You’ll find it in Settings.exe under Language (Swedish and English)
  • Gzipped A3X background data now works in Offline

To update Offline, just run the sync.exe application and you should get these updates. If you haven’t updated in a very long time, make sure you have a sync application that’s newer than June 2015 – if not, you might have to download the sync application from your account page before updating.

Online bug fixes:

  • Project icons in Portal takes a long time to load.
  • 4D delete all imported projects not working
  • 4D update imported projects makes duplicates
  • Dialogue suggestion panel too wide on small resolutions – should shrink to single column

Online new features:

Project icon in Portal has been updated with a new design for shape and default color and icon.

The project icon color can be changed in:
Portal->General settings->Customize->Design

The inner icon can be customized for each project from the Editor:
Project editor->Settings->Portal settings->Use custom icon

default-icon

portal-icon-customization

custom-icon  

 

New Editor early screenshots

As you might know, we’ve been hard at work the last six months redesigning the Editor from the ground up. We started by surveying our users on how they would like the CityPlanner experience and work flow to be like and also asked them to help us prioritize features. The result of the survey, along with years of experience developing CityPlanner, gave us a list of targeted features and user experience goals.

With the new Editor we want to improve usability, shorten task completion time, support instant previewing for all content, build a modular GUI and backend structure to support adding features without cluttering the interface, and much more.

We want the Editor experience to be much more like a desktop application than a web page with support for common features that you’d expect from any application such as:

  • Undo/Redo
  • Duplicate
  • Select/Multi-select to edit
  • Drag&Drop to add content
  • Powerful and secure collaboration

Here’s a first look at where we’re heading:

Editor is everything

Everything is created in and accessed from the Editor. No more switching between admin pages to find the setting you were looking for. After login, you’re in the editor and you’ll open or create projects from inside the Editor.

overall

Editor layout

Here’s how the Editor is organized. The Editor toolbar is visible for editing users. Each tool icon is a grouping of similar features, such as Viewpoints & Tours.

layout

Edit and Preview simultaneously
Click on content to edit and then preview the change instantly. The Editor will show you what a change will look like straight away without you having to exit the Editor or switch modes.

preview

Object Manager

The object manager helps you organize your content into groups, layers, and objects. It also lets you control which content is accessible to team members and public users. The object manager is the backbone of your project, anything that is related to the project will show up here for easy access and review.

 objectmanager

We’ll start inviting alpha testers beginning of 2016 and then release it in steps under 2016.

That’s it for this preview!

We’re really exited about the new Editor. What do you think? Let us know, drop us feedback at johan.goransson@agency9.com or info@cityplanneronline.com