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What's New in Aphex: November & December 2023
Introducing (drumroll) Folders, the WBS 2.0 - with all that the WBS could do & more.
Your feedback has been the driving force behind these features, and we're grateful for your insights. We listened (and agreed) when you said there needs to be better ways for everyone to create & structure their plan.
So… say hello to unlimited subfolders, faster editing with multi-select & additional access controls.
To top it off, we’ve given some love to Maps, making the ArcGIS integration better and faster - plus new ways to connect.. Propeller anyone??
Create & Manage Folders
1. Create Folders from the Gantt
You now have the power to create Folders exactly where it suits you best. Don’t interrupt your flow with going to the Folders page - build and reveal as many levels as you need, right from the Gantt.
- Add Root Folder: Create a brand new Folder branch
- Reveal Subfolder: Add an existing, empty Folder to your Gantt View
- Add Subfolder: Create a brand new subfolder inside an existing Folder
2. Multi-Select Editing
The new Folders page has stacks of updates to make editing super speedy, but our favourite update has to be the new multi-select.
Make heaps of edits at once, by selecting any Folders and changing any of these properties:
Plus, you can even delete empty Folders the same way.
3. Drag and Drop
Now, instead of mucking around moving each row one by one, you can simply pick up any Folder, and drop it to where it needs to go.
4. New Grouping Controls
Take control of your Gantt view with extra grouping and subgrouping options. Want to sort your tasks by Location & Shift? Now, anything goes!
Here's the full list of options:
5. Flatten Folders
For those of you with smaller screens, try out the new Flat view on the Gantt.
Transform your view from Tree to Flat to see all Folders & Subfolders at the same level, instead of being nested under their parent Folders.
6. Export your Folder Tree to CSV
The new export option on the Folders page allows you to download your entire Folder tree to a spreadsheet.
1. WBTS (Web Map Tile Service)
You can now connect Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) layers to your Maps, making integrations with tools like Propeller dead easy.
2. ArcGIS Feature Layer Styling
Not only that, but we now support Feature Layers styling. Giving you the bells and whistles from your ArcGIS map in your Aphex Project.
3. Hide and Reveal Sublayers
And that's not all - for each layer, you can now see & interact with all sublayers contained within. Use the new Hide and Reveal Sublayer toggles to be precise about what you need to see, and what you don't.
4. Layer Performance Increase
We've been tinkering away under-the-hood, and layers perform better than ever. Coupled with the options to hide certain Sublayers, loading and printing the Map is the fastest it's ever been.
We heard your call for more control over user permissions, and Folders delivers.
1- New Protected States
Admins can now safeguard & restrict what changes can be made to your project's VIP Folders with the three new Protection States:
- Default (can be moved and subfolders can be added)
- Semi-Protected (cannot be moved but new subfolders can be added)
- Protected (cannot be moved and subfolders cannot be added)
2- New Flexible Project Permissions
Boost your team’s capabilities by deciding who can create and manage Folders.
Admins can head to Project Settings to customise your team's Create and Manage Folder permission:
- Admins Only
- Admins & Standard Users
Plus, teams allowing Standard Users to create and manage Folders can also decide if Standard Users can create new Root Folders, or just stick to adding new Subfolders.