I’ll miss the pdf option. Always had it up and searches found what I wanted right away. The new wiki site is quite sluggish and its not nearly as convenient as the pdf would have been.
I’m all for trying new things and I’m intrigued with the wiki site… but the pdf manual should have stayed as an option. It will be missed.
Thanks for your feedback.
I’m curious about your experience with the search. What is the issue you are having with it? We believe the search should be better than PDF, so I am curious as to why you are not having that experience.
I agree with you about the performance. It’s not really where we want it. But work is ongoing to improve it.
I hope you will keep sticking with the wiki. This is just the beginning and we hope to continue to improve on the experience.
Not against trying the wiki, but is there any way peeps have figured out to load onto an ipad? I work at a bunch of facilities and i’ve found having the manuals on the ipad to be an indispensible resource.
Agreed! Regularly use(d) the pdf on my iPad via Goodreader.
Are you talking about having offline access to the wiki on your ipad? The wiki itself runs on portable devices. I view it with my iTouch! Waiting for my ipad. Others in the office view it on their ipad, wireless or 3G, no problem.
I’m sorry to say, I really do not like the Wiki html format. PDF was far better. I miss being able to mousewheel scroll through pages quickly, I miss the visual look, I miss the speed, and I miss the more plentiful graphics/screenshots.
I am actually going to continue to use the 2011 PDF file and only resort to this wiki when it’s something that is 2012 specific. Not a good sign…
I think this was a step backwards, at least when it comes to the interface. There should at least be a PDF file available as an option.
Autodesk? Can we get a PDF file as an option at least?
I’ve been on the box since 1996 and up until now the documentation was always at least progressing in the right direction, 2011 being the best yet. Hate to see it become a frustrating and less useful tool…
Our hope is that the wiki will become a more useful tool than the PDF, which is why we went this direction.
I hear your frustration, and the frustration of others, that we have not quite hit the right solution (for online/offline viewing).
We take your feedback seriously and are working on a solution.
Feel free to contact me offline if you want to discuss. kandis DOT weiner at Autodesk Dot com
Thanks for your patience.
Creative Finishing doc lead
For hotkeys, within Smoke or Flame, you can get the most up-to-date information in the Hotkey Editor. Press Ctrl+Alt+F8.
What is nice about this method, is that depending on which module you access the Hotkey Editor from, you’ll see the different local, shared, and global hotkeys specific to that module in the Hotkey Catalogue list (it is also searchable).
I recently finally sat down with the hot key editor & scrolled through one by one—I actually learned a whole lot from it & am faster now. The interface is a little frustrating though—such as trying to ‘sort’ by hotkey name or function doesn’t work the way you would expect. Still, glad to have it, thanks