At the school I take part in, our ETC Element is used by a variety of people in many different fields. Our lights stay for the most part in one place as a house hang, with specials taking some occasional changes for the big theatrical shows. One of the things that no one seems to understand though outside of us technicians is that when you create a new show file, the patch starts from either a blank slate or 1-1. I think it'd be a great addition to have an option when you create a new show file to recreate the patch from the last file. Hopefully, we can see some integration. Thanks!
Taking this further, being able to have template files that can't be overwritten (and maybe even appear as "New from default" in the file menu) would be incredibly useful for those of us who run multipurpose venues with shows coming and going daily.
Showfiles already are protected from being overwritten...
You just sparked an idea., but my macro skills are limited.
Could a start up macro run on loading to force a rename of the show file (delete current name), and then delete the macro? Those are the 2 steps it takes to make a real template file.