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display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by MJN » Wed May 15, 2019 7:32 am

Hello,

When grouping comments you get the quantity in parenthesis in the comments pane.

Now, is there any way to select a number of comments and having the editor display how many you selected -maybe in the properties pane?!

Hope this makes sense :roll:

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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed May 15, 2019 6:51 pm

Hello MJN,

Currently there is no method to show the currently selected number of comments, only the shared information between them, even in the properties pane. Is there a reason why you explicitly need to know the quantity of comments you have selected?

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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by lev » Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 pm

I believe there's a feature request for this (RT-4653). Correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed May 15, 2019 10:19 pm

Hello Lev,

There is indeed an existing feature request, I was hoping that I could get some traction for it if I was able to provide a good example of a use case for such a feature. Currently there has been no action on that ticket, partially because we cannot see any real benefit from offering this feature.

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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by MJN » Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 am

Hello again,

This feature would help me immensely in doing precast concrete quantity take offs:

the ability to 'Select Comments', draw a rectangle over a portion of a drawing where Perimeter lines designate concrete walls and get the exact number of wall pieces in that section of the building... :o

It becomes even better when doing take offs of prestressed concrete flooring, where there's typically hundreds upon hundreds in large projects and where this would give me numbers at a glance for the calculation of on-site installation costs. This is typically done in a number of subsections.

In short -this feature is the cat's pyjamas :D

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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature  SOLVED

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu May 16, 2019 10:30 am

Hello MJN,

Thanks for the extra details! Now I can see the use case you need this for clearly!

We've upped the priority of the FR ticket, and now it is up to the devs to implement it.

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Stefan

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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by MJN » Thu May 16, 2019 12:22 pm

Sweet -thx guys! :D

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Re: display 'sum of comments selected' feature

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm

:D

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