For many users, the SpecView palette is something you either love or hate. Many have opened it up, only to turn it right back off because it looked cluttered. I gave it a fair shot, liked it “okay” but felt that if it was laid out a little bit better, it could go a little bit farther. To that end, I set out to see what all CAN be done to get it like I needed it for it to be useful. Rather than type it all out here, I’ve created a PDF that you can download that will walk you through the explanation and the steps to tweak and customize the spec view.
A few of the things that I managed to do:
- Customize the order of components
- Customize what is in what catagory
The first being easy to do using the “custom” view setting, the second, is a little tricker, and requires some manipulation of the files behind the scene.
We’ve used this “customized” version of the SpecView palette in several training classes with a good response, so now it’s your turn to tell us what you think!
Download the PDF here, and tell us what you think!