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WF5 GUI.......Like? Love? Hate? Indifferent?

CM10
1-Newbie

WF5 GUI.......Like? Love? Hate? Indifferent?

I didn't see that there was a way to start a poll here, so here's an informal one. Here's scoring:

5 = Love

4 = Like

3 = Indifferent

2 = Dislike

1 = Hate

 

Please feel free to be specific if you want to describe things, good or bad

 

I'll wait to post my feelings.........

 

Post up!

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redav
1-Newbie
(To:CM10)

I have yet to find anything I like about the new GUI, especially in the drawing mode.

Patriot_1776
22-Sapphire I
(To:redav)

.....exactly the reason I've decided to stay on WF4 Greg..... I'm losing far too much time fighting the ribbon to make it worthwhile for me. If I was going to work that slow......I might as well be on Solidworks.....

Wow .. look at this thread... nearly 15,000 views. That's more than everything I've written since I started posting combined.

 

This is going to end up as one of the most popular topics. For better or worse, this thread really digs into problems with the interface. Hopefully it leads to improvements and a more robust, customizable user interface.

 

Nothing additional to add... just noticing how many hits this gets... nice work.

I had a petition up for PTC to "Remove the Ribbon" but I think it died due to lack of interest nd about 8 signatures.

Perhaps it should be "Remove the Tabs" rather than "Remove the Ribbon".

Hey Grahame, I signed it! I hope this topic helps PTC see the light.

Well Brian, from what I see, the GUI is almost universally hated. So, if me being a loud-mouthed thorn in their side get's them back on the path to legible, easy-to-use GUI's, then I'll be happy and start using the version that incorporates them.

Like I've said numerous times, I've been and am still a big supporter.....of the older and better versions. Also, I've been a fan of the capabilities, and simply feel the GUI, which we must unfortunately use to GET to the capabilities, is hamstringing us.

I hope I've helped.....though I'm sure PTC would never acknowledge it......

But, don't kid yourself Brian, you do such nice work here. Well thought out, very detailed, easy to understand. Maybe you should design the GUI for PTC?

Patriot_1776
22-Sapphire I
(To:CM10)

Had to use it again recently. Hate it ever worse the more I use it. I keep clicking on things at the dwg level, only to then have to go back and forth to the tabs to hopefully find the one that LETS me do what I need.

Know what's funny? After being laid off for 10+ months twice in my career, going back to other versions was very easy, this last time to WF4. Now, I find it impossible to be productive on Creo, no matter what I do, and we had training! Everything takes anywhere from twice to 10 times as long to do, even the simplest things. I can't find anything, can't make it work when I do find it. The menu mapper doesn't work. The only saving grace is that for the most part I can stay on WF4 until I have to deal with a file someone created or modified in Creo. Then productivity slows to a crawl, and my BP goes thru the roof.

You're still using WF5, right Frank... (Creo Elements Pro/5)?

When you get to Creo 1.0, I'll give you my User Interface file. I've tried to make it mimic the functionality of earlier Wildfire releases as a way to ease people into the new system. Maybe it would help you get back to productive work faster. It's useless for Wildfire 5... but for Creo Parametrc 1.0, it should help.

Take care and have a good weekend. Don't let that blood pressure spike too much!

I've been a Pro/E user since the mid 90's I guess (can't remember which release we started on but I know it was single digits). Been using WF5 for about two years. Occasionally I have to go back to WF4 and that's never a good experience. I'd give WF5 a high 4 on your scale, Frank. I've poked around a bit at early builds on Creo 2 and I was very unproductive but I'm sure that with a little more stick time, it will be fine.

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