One of our main dilemmas when designing Project Butterfly was should Butterfly include a command line or not.
Creating a Web-based CAD editor was not only an opportunity for new work flows paradigms but an opportunity to change or improve the editor interface as well. User interfaces evolved significantly over the past years. Even though users use today a ribbon interface, contextual menus and even touch screens, the command line hasn’t changed over the last two decades. If you remember, the command line was very popular back in the days of DOS, but nowadays it is very rare for Windows and Mac users to see a command line.
Many users wrote to us that they would like to see an AutoCAD command line in Butterfly. We would like to hear your take – is it impossible to work efficiently without a command line or is it just a matter of time until a newer interface comes along?
- Iris Shoor
Sr. Product Manager