In B3 we decided to remove the concept of global account assets.
They were hard to set up, hard to use, hard to understand, rarely used, and generated a lot of support requests and bugs.
They were mainly used for custom icon sets, but also sometimes for shared Symbol Libraries.
Removing the concept allowed us to greatly simplify both our UX and our codebase, resulting in an easier-to-grok and more solid application.
So, if you were using account assets in 2.2, what should you do now?
What we are suggesting is to create project templates instead.
- Create a new project
- Save the BMPR in a shared location (dropbox or network drive or attach it to your wiki…)
- Load up all of the icons or symbol libraries you want your new projects to have
Now, when you want to create a new project starting from the template, simply duplicate the BMPR file (or open it and use Save As…), and it will have everything you need in it.
We realize this doesn’t solve all of the use-cases, but it should solve most of them!
Let us know what you think, and if the template option doesn’t work for you, please tell us why, in as much detail as possible. We are listening!