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  • KevinBradberry Diamond 307 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010
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    75. Mar 26, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to KrisR)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    Kris Rowlands wrote:

     

    *Allowing spaces in file names AND in the feature tree (Let's move from the "DOS" ages)

     

    Pro-e was written on the UNIX platform, not DOS.  Using underscore instead of spaces in a constraint of UNIX from what I've heard.


    Kris Rowlands wrote:

     

    *Utilizing the right click menu for "Done/Return", "Okay" and other such commands in the various menu managers


    This is achieved with the middle mouse button click.  Definitely a problem if you don't have one, but I don't think mouses come that way anymore, I don't know.

     

    Hoping to make the program make a little more sense,

    Kevin

  • Gold 283 posts since
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    76. Mar 26, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to KevinBradberry)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    I know it was written in UNIX, but when it was decided to port it to Windows years ago, I feel this should have been addressed. I believe spaces in file names have been allowed since Win 98 (I think), therefore I feel Pro should update as well.

  • Gold 283 posts since
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    77. Mar 26, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    *Allow all Pro E/ Creo windows to remember custom window sizing last used. It's frustrating to resize every window every time.

    *Allow for more than one hole to be created per hole feature. This is standard in all other 3D programs I have used. Not Pro E/Creo.

    *Allow for clicking of dimensions to create relations. For example, when editing a dimenion, to create a simple relation, type in the dimension box "=((click to select dim)*2)/(click to select another dimension)

    * Allow Pro E/Creo to remember column widths set in various screens; if working with a family table, remember column widths from previous access so I don't have to keep re-sizing the columns to see the full value in the cell.

  • lbeidler Copper 11 posts since
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    78. Mar 26, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?
    • Have the selection filter be consistent across modes - I have a mapkey that opens the Measure dialog & sets the selection filter to "Surface" if it's in assembly mode, but if I'm in part mode, it sets it to " Face Vertex" because the mapkey records the position in the list, not the actual selection.
    • In the Repeat component dialog, have the middle mouse button confirm it, not cancel it.
    • For that matter, make the middle mouse button more consistent - always a confirm.
  • ptc-787620 Copper 4 posts since
    Mar 26, 2012
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    79. Mar 26, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    Four things come to mind:

     

    1) The snap to grid function has been broken since WF 1; please fix.

    2) The screen line font scales do not match the printed line font scales.

    3) More than just annoying: when making a plane tangent to a curve and parallel or normal to another plane, the new plane almost always goes to the wrong side of the curve, often, beyond the extents of the curve - there should be a way to specify what quadrant we want the tangent to go to, rather than having to add another constraint to force it to the correct side.

    4) I put in an enhancement request several years ago that has been completely ignored - no status change or anything: when replacing a part in an assembly, we have the option of replacing it with a copy of said part, then editing the copy as needed; I would like to see the ability to replace a part with a subassembly whose first component is the part being replaced, in the default position. In my company, we often start with a part that is attached through clearance holes, then find out down the line that we need to add helical inserts to it; this would reduce the number of steps necessary to do so.

  • James62 Platinum 597 posts since
    Jan 22, 2011
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    80. Mar 26, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to KrisR)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    Kris Rowlands wrote:

     

    *Allow for more than one hole to be created per hole feature. This is standard in all other 3D programs I have used. Not Pro E/Creo.

    * Allow Pro E/Creo to remember column widths set in various screens; if working with a family table, remember column widths from previous access so I don't have to keep re-sizing the columns to see the full value in the cell.

  • Gold 283 posts since
    Mar 23, 2012
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    81. Mar 27, 2012 6:16 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    *Pressing enter while in Pro/Table does not move you to the next cell. You must either click an arrow or use the mouse. Make it move with the enter key.

  • JWayman Silver 160 posts since
    Oct 7, 2010
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    82. Mar 27, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    1. When I want to pick a reference for a feature on a nice prismatic part, why does it always select an edge and not a surface? I want to choose a surface many times more often than I ever want to choose an edge.

    2. When selecting a mate or align constraint for a component, why does it put a random number in for the offset, instead of assuming coincidence? (Except for those occasional times when it does assume coincidence, for no apparent reason)

    3. When it has (incorrectly) assumed that I want to Mate component A, Face 1 with Component B, Face 2, offset by 15127mm, why then do I have to click the incorrect number, then the drop-down arrow, then the 'Coincident' entry? Why not have a shortcut, why not let me roll the mouse wheel, why not have the drop-down permanently available, why not do it some other way than this irritatingly awkward way?

    4. Why, when I am using a physically large model (many metres (Yards) long), does it constantly move the display from one random zoomed out position to another whenever I click on a constraint, or try to edit a dimension, or anything? This is not just refitting, because it goes to a different place each time.

    5. Why is the middle button 'OK' in Pro/E but 'No' or 'Cancel' in Intralink? So when I save an assembly in Pro/E and middle button to accept the default, if there are parts that are 'Read-Only' I have to move the mouse and select 'OK' in the warning box - middle button selects 'Cancel'.

    6. In summary, why is the UI not more consistent?

     

    I'm sure I'll think of others...

  • JWayman Silver 160 posts since
    Oct 7, 2010
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    83. Mar 27, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    I thought of another one...

    When I Copy & Paste, if I select the wrong orientation of the arrows (always a bit of a gamble, I must say) why can't I re-define the copied feature and try the opposite direction?

  • GrahameWard Gold 329 posts since
    Nov 27, 2006
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    84. Mar 27, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to JWayman)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    You can.

  • JWayman Silver 160 posts since
    Oct 7, 2010
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    85. Mar 27, 2012 7:46 AM (in response to GrahameWard)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    Actually, I can't.

    Thanks for the help, though...

  • Gold 283 posts since
    Mar 23, 2012
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    86. Mar 29, 2012 5:58 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    OMGoodness I forgot one of the most aggravating things for me.

     

    *Allow fillets in an assembly! If you are doing cuts in an assy, and then want to fillet an edge in that cut, you should be able to do so. I realize that a fillet ADDS material, but in real-life, if someone is machining an assy, they can add a fillet after a cut operation. Fillets should be the last op to any machining, but if machining in an assy in Pro/Creo, you can't do it.

     

    And...

     

    *If setting your Working DIrectory in the folder tree, automatically open this in the browser once it's set to working,.

  • David_M Silver 195 posts since
    Dec 30, 2010
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    87. Mar 28, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to JWayman)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    For something like a datum plane, ctrl+c > ctrl+v > ok. Edit Definition >  click the yellow arrow in the graphics area to flip it.

  • David_M Silver 195 posts since
    Dec 30, 2010
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    88. Mar 28, 2012 4:51 AM (in response to KrisR)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    I don't mind the spaces thing, but Pro/E could at least substitute spaces with underscores when they are typed. The same goes for when parts are imported. The file browser should also show files that have spaces in the file name, and substitute for underscores when opened. That would be the quick fix which PTC could do easily.

  • lbeidler Copper 11 posts since
    Aug 7, 2009
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    89. Mar 30, 2012 6:58 AM (in response to jonathan.hodgson)
    Re: Minor but annoying - easy improvements?

    When the user selects a component or feature that is in a group, highlight the name of the group in the model tree!  This would save tons of time.

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