Enhancements to Layers in Optuma

Optuma Forums Feature Requests Enhancements to Layers in Optuma

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    Ryan
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    Layers in Optuma are a great way to keep your charts clean when apply different analysis. Having used it for some time now I have a few feature requests in addition to some that have already been raised in this channel. 

    1. Groupings of Layers or additional levels to layers – this will give more flexibility when trying to organise analysis and keep layers clean
    2. Ability to search tools or layers 
    3. Ability to quickly ‘highlight’ layers – This could be triggered a number of ways either by some sort of button or when searching layers. By highlight I mean make all non-positive results more transparent to make the ‘highlighted’ layers pop more on the chart. This type of feature is very popular in data visualisation packages such as Tableau and again, just helps remove noise and clutter when required. (link to Tableau page demonstrating their highlighter)
    4. Layer names appear in Tooltip – Specific tool name from layer panel appears in tooltip.

    Thanks 🙂 

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    Mathew
    Mathew
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    Hi Ryan,

    Thanks so much for these suggestions. The situation remains the same as per Marcus’ post. I love these ideas and I think they would be great to add but layers is a complex beast and it is not a trivial thing to work on. I can not promise that these will get done because they fail the three questions we ask:

    Is it easy to add – No.

    Do lot’s of our clients want it – No, in fact from talking to users very few even use layers at all.

    Will it help us sell more Optuma – No. I do not believe that layers would be the deciding factor.

    To put a dollar to this request, I would estimate that it would cost me around $9,000 to do once we count on development, testing, documenting etc.

    Like I said, I love the idea, but I have to make the numbers work.

    All the best

    Mathew

    p.s. Did you know the magnifying class in the top right of Optuma allows you to find tools? Not the same as a search on the layers panel, but still may help.

    #49407

    Ryan
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    Thanks Matthew and appreciate the response. I’m surprised that not many clients are using layers! 

    Even the ability to duplicate layers would be super handy. At the moment I’m having to export the layer and import it again just to duplicate. 

    I didn’t realise the search feature could search tools. Great to know – thanks 🙂 

    Cheers,

    Ryan

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    Mathew
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    Ok – duplicating layers was easy as it is just calling our export and import functions behind the scenes. That work has been done and will be in the 1.4 release of Optuma. We are hoping to release that early January.

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