While I sit and wait for this VSS that I know is going to fail to come to that conclusion itself, I thought I'd ask the question. Is there a way to stop Pro|E in the middle of regenerating a new feature? I've already waited, oh, 5-10 minutes for this one to display a horrid squiggle that I know won't work, then I mistakenly clicked the check mark instead of the x. Argh. I'd kill Pro|E, but I don't want to loose what I've done over the last couple of hours.
During a standard regen or a retrieval, there's a stop sign at the bottom right corner. During the creation or redefine of a feature there is not. There are times like these where I know it's going to fail and take a long to do so. If I could just stop it I could change things so it won't fail, but instead I sit and wait.
I think I'm stuck, but I thought I'd ask anyway. It's still chugging away ...
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It is my experience that the red stop sign DOES curtail regeneration. Unfortunately, as with a lot of things in ProE, it is not always to the users best interest or control. I have pushed said sign and the regen stops immediately usually accompanied by the euphemistically named "unexpected exit". Other times it ignores my push entirely, then resulting in the "elevator (lift) button syndrome" where constant pushing of the button leads one to suspect that some action will occur. It merrily ploughs through a full regeneration before stopping with what I can only imagine as a smug grin on its face. I think this must be the reason why most computers carry "solitaire" as a game on them although I much prefer that one with the sea mines. Still, it gives one time for a nice cup of tea and the option to twiddle ones fingers or contemplate ones navel - although it could also open up avenues for that most insidious of diseases - multi-tasking.
Well, I waited it out and fixed it so it works. Waited close to 15 minutes for it to fail (was able to get some other things done), changed the way I was doing it and it regened instantly. Now I changed the model and it's hung again. Maybe I need to rethink this thing again. Sigh. The stop sign works well if you're retrieving something. Aborts retrieval quickly. The stop sign doesn't work at all if you're in a regen. In fact, no matter what you choose, Pro|E re-starts the regen, so it actually takes longer. Oh well. Anyone remember the clock of the old days? It would sit there ticking away, telling you how how long you waited on it. "Look, I just wasted 28 minutes waiting on Pro|E!" I miss the clock.
The clock is still there.... Just set clock = yes in the config.pro Of course, it probably doesn't function the way it used to. Probably some new fangled functionality that does nothing for productivity...