gbolzan

Maybe it could be useful to implement layers on the plex.

Sometimes, I need to link one thought to 10 or 50 (jump) thoughts. However, that makes the plex too much confused. Layers could be the solution (to work like visual filters).

I know that Link types could fulfill that function through Reports.

However, I am not sure that —even in TheBrain 11— Reports can modify the plex so that it only shows filtered thoughts (this was available on version 8 and was very useful).

Thank you,

Gerardo

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LuizAlfredo
+1. Good idea. 
L.A.G.M.
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mcaton
This could potentially be done with Thought Tags.  If I have a group of thoughts that are tagged with "Urgent Action Items"  I can then link just the "Urgent Action Items" tag to my Weekend thought (rather than linking all 10 individual items).

Thanks,
Matt
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gbolzan

Thank you Matt for your answer!

However, that is not what I meant to propose or ask. Plex Layers would let you have several brains inside one brain.

This is a simple brain without any layers:
thebrain_no_layer.jpg 

This would be the same brain with one layer activated (e.g. Lorenzo and his relationships with the Italian church):

thebrain_layers_on.jpg 

I would link the thought Lorenzo di Medici with a lot of people, politics, artists, etc.; the possibility to create layers for each type of relationships would be very useful, for instance.

Link Type (neither Tags) would not fulfill that aim for two reasons:

1) I do not have the report function "filter" found in Thebrain 8 (that let the plex only shows the Thought selected).
thebrain8_filter.jpg 

2) Sometimes two Thoughts (two people, of instance) could be part of several layers of a brain.

In short, Layers should be a very different function o property, a new one, not even present in The Brain version 8.

Maybe you could have this: Thought Type, Thought Tag, and Thought layer !

Then, you would need to add a filter function (in Reports?) to display on the plex only the selected thought layer.

What do you think?

NOTE: Maybe I could get the same result using Tags as Layers. But in any case, I would need the Filter feature only available in TheBrain 8.0. In addition, it would be very useful that every Thought -created or linked with the Filter feature activated- add also the Tag or Layer automatically.

Note2: Filter feature (=Plex Layers) should be very dynamic in order to easily switch between views or layers (because human brain works really fast, one needs Thebrain does not lag behind). A panel with "saved reports" (as layers) could be the solution to easily load them and switch between them.

Best regards,
Gerardo

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LuizAlfredo
It was very good to have the Filter feature available again?
L.A.G.M.
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