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Activate Creo windows automatically?

David_M
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Activate Creo windows automatically?

I could write a SolidWorks add-in to do this in about a minute, but I don't know the Creo API yet. Does anyone know if there is an option to do this or an existing add-in? I didn't mind the Window menu from Wildfire, but the tiny icon in Creo is inconvenient.

Thanks

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Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

When I have a window on the screen that isn't active in WF5.0 I use CTRL-A to activate the window. Does that still work in Creo?

-Greg

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

Yeah the shortcut is the same, but I don't expect the Creo update to add steps to my workflow. I'd like it to be automatic, or for the Window button to be bigger. I know I can put a big button on every single toolbar and tab, but I don't think that's a good solution. There's sure to be an option or an existing add-in.

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

Sorry I couldn't help you out as I don't have Creo installed on my station yet, but I look forward to what everybody comes up with for a solution.

Can you post an image of the button that is on there so that we can see what you are looking at on the ribbon?

-Greg

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

Window.jpg

There we are. I've highlighted it since it's so tiny.

Cheers

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

Thanks for posting the image. That does appear a bit on the small side. Hopefully someone has the solution out there.

-Greg

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

The Activate button is available in large form on the View tab as per the attached image (it's a bit blocky right now but I believe that'll be fixed in a maintenance release). Note that if you use the Windows drop down to choose a window (also available on the View tab) it will automatically activate the window upon switching.

You can customize the ribbon to make any of the buttons available in your frequently-used tab, should you wish. Just right click on the ribbon and choose "Customize the Ribbon" then use the dialog to copy them across.

Regards,

Martin

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

I know, but I think Ctrl + A is more convenient than clicking the View tab then the Activate button then the Model tab again. As soon as I figure out the API, this'll be by first add-on... assuming Creo can load .dll add-ons?

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

I would like for the window that I clck on to be the active window - like all the other programs that I use, how can I set Creo Elements / Pro (sure looks like Wildfire 5.0) up to do that?

I keep several windows open, and often click back and forth between them, and even having to Ctrl-A is annoying when I am talking to Engineers about different parts.

James

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

This is being implemented in Creo 3.0

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

Ok, great! Thanks Andy.

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

Anytime.

Re: Activate Creo windows automatically?

All,

It really isn't fully implemented in Creo 3. I tested this functionality. It is actually kind of a joke since it only applies to the Window icon under View tab (yellow). The one (green) in the Quick Access toolbar already did that function.

The piece that they are missing the boat on is when you have one model open and open a new one from your workspace, it should automatically be activated. Seriously, I am opening a model to work on it and I still have to activate the window.

If I open a model from an assembly, it automatically activates that objects window.

I have brought this up in the TC's before and will do it again in June.

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