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Creo Windows Won't Switch

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Creo Windows Won't Switch

Using Creo 2.0

 

I have an assembly and drawing open but I can not get my windows to switch between the two. The assembly was opened first, then the drawing. The assembly window will now never come on top of the drawing window. I am using dual monitors, and can have one on each screen, but if I put them on the same screen, the assebly will never come forward. When the assembly is selected from the window switch icon, it activates, but will not come forward. I have tried switching using the switch windows icon as well as the toolbar on the bottom. Any ideas as to what may be causeing this? Is it Creo related or computer graphics related?

 

Thanks for any insight.

4 REPLIES 4

Re: Creo Windows Won't Switch

Welcome to the forum, Graham.

The only way you can switch the active window in Creo is the button within Creo.

There is a lot of Windows emulation going on with the active window thing in all pro|E stuff.

Let us know if this button fixes the issue:

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Re: Creo Windows Won't Switch

The issue is that when one window is behind the other, the one in the back wont come to the front. I am using the Switch Windows button, which will activete the window, but for some reason wont bring it forward.

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Re: Creo Windows Won't Switch

I would open a support case to get a more definitive answer from PTC. I would suggest this is a driver issue. It may even be a problem with enhancement software that your graphics card OEM has provided. I remember something of a "priority" application I received with mine. These "enhancements" should always be disabled to track down any odd behavior.

I am not sure if there are limitations to dual screens. That would seem odd as it is a fairly common scenario for CAD people.

Re: Creo Windows Won't Switch

I'm in WF4 now, not Creo 2, but in it (and older versions) if you right click on the top of the window, in the menu that comes up is a "lower" command that will push that window down in the stack of windows.

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