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Jeremy Best

Create Backup Files with updated preview image


The Problem: 
Currently all autosaved backup files are created with the same preview image the original file had the last time it was manually saved. This means if you are browsing multiple/historical backups of your file, you can't tell what progress each file contains until you open it up which consumes unnecessary time and makes the process unnecessarily convoluted. 


The Proposal: 

When Vectorworks: 

  • creates an autosave backup file 


  • autosaves over the original file 


update the file’s preview image to reflect what is currently in-view. 


The Benefit: 
This will help users: 

  • Identify which file contains the stage of progress they wish to roll back to. 
Identify what stage of progress they were up to (before - for example - their original Ele became corrupt/lost) and therefore what work will need to be redone. 

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One question here is if it is ever appropriate to show the old view. E.g. you have autosaves triggering after 10th action, and you happen to be zoomed in on some little thing. Or whatever.


Thanks for the feedback!

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