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No Layer Isolate in WF4??

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No Layer Isolate in WF4??

There was a great presentation at PTC|User last year on how a company
used a Wiki to share Pro|E knowledge company wide. I guess it was
fantastically successful.

Doug Schaefer
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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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No Layer Isolate in WF4??

I wanted to shed some light on the decision to move (not get rid of) the
isolate command in Wildfire 4.0.



We've seen a trend by our customers to run with the layer tree undocked,
and when doing so mousing between the layer tree and the layer commands
in the view menu become excessive. Additionally, we sought to
consolidate some of the later control and accessibility menus. In
Wildfire 4.0, the layer commands (including Isolate) are now accessible
in the layer tree in the "Layer" menu (the screenshot is WF 5.0, the
word is replaced with an icon) as seen below.



Additionally, the command (as mentioned in an earlier post) is still
accessible for inclusion in toolbars for customization.







With regard to looking at alternative means of sharing information and
supporting Wiki's, forums, etc - these are all under active
consideration.



Thanks,

John


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No Layer Isolate in WF4??

Why not use wikipedia itself?

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No Layer Isolate in WF4??

Hi John,
Thanks for explaining where the cheese was moved to.

When I looked in the menu mapper from WF2 to WF3 and WF3 to WF4 the visibilities menu was greyed out indication no changes. I only found the icon in the customise screen after discussing with Glenn Beer.

What I would really like to see is that the RMB menu comes up with exactly the same menu as the LAYER drop down menu you mention. For some reason the Isolate command is missing from the RMB menu. I suspect that other users of the Isolate command would like to see this too.
Regards, Brent Drysdale
Regards, Brent Drysdale
Mechanical Designer
Tait Electronics Ltd (www.taitworld.com)
New Zealand
Ph. +64 3 358 1093

Buchowski, John wrote:I wanted to shed some light on the decision to move (not get rid of) the isolate command in Wildfire 4.0. We’ve seen a trend by our customers to run with the layer tree undocked, and when doing so mousing between the layer tree and the layer commands in the view menu become excessive. Additionally, we sought to consolidate some of the later control and accessibility menus. In Wildfire 4.0, the layer commands (including Isolate) are now accessible in the layer tree in the “Layer” menu (the screenshot is WF 5.0, the word is replaced with an icon) as seen below. Additionally, the command (as mentioned in an earlier post) is still accessible for inclusion in toolbars for customization. With regard to looking at alternative means of sharing information and supporting Wiki’s, forums, etc – these are all under active consideration. Thanks,John From: Doug Schaefer [
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No Layer Isolate in WF4??

John,



I have not used the Isolate function in years. This thread got me
looking into it again. Perhaps I know why I dropped its use (we are on
WF3 / M170):

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In Part mode -- Isolate works as advertised EXCEPT: Items that have
been selected and hidden manually (on the "Hidden Items" layer) always
stay hidden, even if a layer that contains them is Isolated. The
"Hidden Items" layer cannot be isolated.

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In Assembly and Manufacturing modes - I would expect Isolate to be a
fast method to "de-clutter" the display and show only the layered items
we are interested in. HOWEVER:



Isolating a layer (or sub-layer) only impacts the display of datums in
the component that contains the layer. All other components continue to
display "clutter" as per their hide/unhide status.



To "de-clutter" the display, we still have to select all other
components and Hide their features.

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In Manufacturing mode - Behavior is the same as Assembly mode.
ADDITIONALLY: The layer tree icons don't refresh properly when using
"reset status". You have to force it to refresh by manipulating the
layer tree.





Regards,

Dave Ford
NC Programming Mgr.
G.W. Lisk Co.
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
(315) 462-4381



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