This is not necessarily a feature request. It is a suggestion for improvement to this fabulous software.
I have been studying SGP to get better at it and I have noticed that I may have chosen the wrong path through the software for plate solving. I have been using the Control Panel to choose and setup a plate solver AND to plate solve. However, it looks like the Control Panel is meant to be a place where devices are setup and the “Centering” button is what is meant to be used to plate solve, center, etc.
It is not a hinderance as it is, but to me it provides a better view of the software operation and what is expected. If the “Plate Solve” tab did not have a solving / blind solving option at all I feel I would have used the software in a way it was intended to.
What I am basically recommending is to remove the access to plate solving from the “Plate Solve” tab, and especially since the user manual calls Plate Solvers as a sort of a virtual device, consider changing the label of that tab to “Plate Solver” so that it is recognized as a device like Camera, etc. and the expectations by a new user exploring the features would intuitively be to set the device as opposed to operate it there.
I am writing up on the software, by the way. I find this method be the best method for me to learn it and this is a great software that needs to be learned deeply. It is more like an Astro Photography Planner, which is much more than a Sequence Generator.
Thanks for consideration.