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Sunday, November 27, 2005 

Ease of use

My next few improvements to the website will focus on ease of use. For example, I'm about to roll out a change that will point the user in the direction of the FAQ if they upload a file that completely confuses the quoting software.

The site also needs to do a better job of correcting problems as they arise. For example, it may be able to merge overlapping areas, or delete crossing lines. I'll be thinking about how to best handle certain common situations.

It's also pretty clear that people don't really understand what to expect when uploading their DXF file. We've gotten quite a few DXF's that have multiple views, complex assemblies, and other things that we have no to make sense of right now. I need a way to make sure that it's clear right from the beginning what to expect.