Thanks Oli! That helps. I’d actually seen the “B” shortcut mentioned in the tutorial, but had assumed it was a shortcut that would do the same thing as the “Job Builder” icon. Wrong! There’s also some mention of clicking on the Building button on the job card, but I haven’t been able to find that.
To my mind, this is one of many ways in which this gui is a little strange to say the least. Another example is the need to press the space bar or to click right on the job number to re-open an existing job card which has been closed. Why wouldn’t clicking or double-clicking anywhere on the title bar do the trick as pretty much everyone used to working with computers would expect?
Another gripe is that project tab/icon at the top and bottom of the screen often get out of sync. E.g. after creating a new project, the top icon will still show “No Projects” while the bottom one correctly shows the newly created one.
And yet another is that the tab order is set in some funky way so that tab doesn’t take you directly from one data entry field to the next, but instead you have to press tab twice for this.
So far, I don’t have any complaints about the underlying algorithms, which are clearly the most important part, but to my way of think this user interface still has a very long way to go.