Following another thread about real-world use versus PTC trainers' knowledge, how about we start a list of small things, which ought to be relatively easy for PTC to change, that nonetheless annoy you on a day-to-day basis (and always seem to be passed over in favour of introducing dashboards and ribbons)?
Since various PTC people contribute here, if we keep it tidy and concise perhaps some of our issues could be considered for addressing in imminent versions of Pro/E / Creo (/wishful thinking...)
So, here are some starters:
I've only been using it for a couple days, I'll be back with more.
- Another nice feature would be to choose to keep the original sketch when deleting features. Currently, when deleting the feature, the sketch gets deleted as well. If you want to re-use, you must re-create from scratch.
I agree that would be better, it would prevent headaches, but I just want to point out for those that may not know that the sketch could be created as it own entity so that it would not be lost when deleting a feature that references it.
Good point Kevin!
I mentioned it as a timesaver, for when I create or work with large models I prefer not to do separate sketches for it increases the length of the tree and harder to work on the part model.
Thanks for the reminder.
I'm sure I'll think of more.
Dump the ribbon in drawing mode in it's entirety, dump the stupid "lead vs. follow" workflow garbage, and bring back the pre WF interface with intelligent updates. Get rid of the "click anywhere in the field of the drawing to exit a command" and use the escape key. Having to zoom out far enough to clear views, snap lines, etc. totally ***.
Please can we leave major interface changes for another discussion? I'm sure there are already several out there...
I was hoping to direct some attention to small, detail-level changes that otherwise get overlooked in the drive to change things completely - but that would actually help users day-to-day, for relatively little programming effort, and that the development team probably haven't even considered because they're not using the software the way we do.
Frank Schiavone wrote:
Having to zoom out far enough to clear views, snap lines, etc. totally ***.
Make a mapkey that goes Edit>Select>Deselect all. You'll no longer have to zoom out to find empty space to click in.
Why not PTC just abandons the "click" thing and go to the "Esc" key? The mapkey's will be useless next version anyways, like most of mine are now.....
Since text editing and layout is difficult to manage in a multi-line note, be able to remove external lines of a table. Then item number and text can be easily tabulated and modified. Also, be able to attach an arrow to that multi-line note.