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Search and Project Thumbnails

We’ve updated the project list with a couple of important features: project thumbnails and search. This is part of a larger effort to make it easier to design more and stay more organized in Easel.

Projects now will be saved with a snapshot of the editor to make it easier to identify them.

Caveat: older projects won’t have thumbnails until they are reopened and modified to trigger a save.

We are working on more ways to organize multiple projects. I know many people have requested ways to group projects (i.e. folders) and we are working on some different ways to do that now. Stay tuned for more updates.

Let us know what you think.

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I think this refers to that issue.

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Haha no problem, I’ll bold that part. Sorry about that pretty big caveat. Maybe that default thumbnail (generic easel) should say “no preview available” or something?

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Let me know whether you all prefer the list mode or the grid mode.

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:grinning:

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@PhilJohnson Thanks for the tip, this is a great way to make sure you don’t inadvertently change something.

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Thanks

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getting better and better. Thanks Inventables.

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Awesome. When I am finished carving tonight I am going to look at this. I love it. Thanks!!

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Grid view for sure. List view typically provides additional information with the added space. Displaying the same information in the list view as grid view provides no benefit, really.

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Also, as a best practice, autosave should not occur until after something in the document has been modified (whether that be on the drawing surface or some settings.) Should be a fairly simple update :slight_smile:

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Agree, the list view does also provide the last modified date though.

Are you referring to how a save occurs when you rename a project to the same name (that does seem to trigger a save)? Or what?

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You are right, overlooked that! Still think Grid is better but I agree, leave both options :slight_smile:

What I mean is if i open Easel, close the file browser, and then leave Easel, it saves a document named “Untitled” in my file browser that i never did anything with in the first place.

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Very very nice addition. Can you fix it so it doesn’t create a new ‘untitled’ project every time I login? I had 5 empty projects all called ‘untitled’ I had to delete to clean it up. The thumbnail feature is very nice though.

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This feature got me really excited. Being able to search and see the thumbnails is changing how I use Easel.

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COOL!!! Thanks

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This is a Wonderful new feature! Thank you so much for taking the time to develop this new feature!

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Bonjour à tous. Superbe idée pour cette nouvelle fonction vraiment très pratique et très utile. Super gain de temps pour rechercher un ancien projet. Félicitations à toute l’équipe et surtout continuez à nous surprendre avec encore de nouvelles fonctions : exemple nouvelles polices d’écriture… etc… Encore MERCI

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I’m new to Easel. But in a week I have already accumulated 20 saved projects. It looks like your filing system, while perhaps better than it used to be, still doesn’t include folders. Did it turn out that was impossible? Everything else is a work-around. And while work-arounds can make it possible to accomplish your task, they are never as good as the right tool…folders.
Can this be re-visited?
Thanks.
Steve