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Drag and drop - Offer the CHOICE to import or open in new objects STEP or IGES files – Loss of functionality in Creo 3.0

Drag and drop - Offer the CHOICE to import or open in new objects STEP or IGES files – Loss of functionality in Creo 3.0

With Creo 2.0 you could import STEP files in active part with a drag and drop action.

This very useful functionality has disappeared from Creo 3.0

With Creo 3.0 You have to pass via the UI: Model > Get Data > Import.

Please offer the choice of importing by drag and drop or opening in new file.

Article and SPR

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS205161

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/spr.jsp?n=2860991

4 Comments
Alexandrite

If you start a new blank part, you are still able to drag and drop into the Creo 3 window and it works.

Aquamarine

NO

Amethyst

The change is about the case you're in assembly mode :

if you drag an import file in an assembly window, in Creo 2.0 You have a question if you want to add this data to the asm or in a new part.

In Creo 3.0, the data is by default add as an assembly component.

If you don't want, you have to switch in part mode : create a new part and drag the import file in the new window

Effectively, more complicated....

Answer of the PTC PLM:

 

Behavior is intentionally changes, although not final until M050.

  The following will be behavior:

 

- Drag over window with no model open (base window) - automatically imports as a new model in the base window

- Drag over a window with a part model in it - automatically opens a new window and  imports as a new model in that window

- Drag over a window with an assembly model in it - automatically imports the model as a component into that assembly and puts you into component assembly ribbon so you can reposition/assign assembly constraints (this will work as of M050; currently it will import as a new model in a new window like dragging over a window with a part in it).

 

The choice to 'insert' into part mode has been removed.  The reasoning was to make foreign files behave exactly like Creo files for drag and drop, and the feeling was that this was not an option that is 50/50; that the most likely use case is to open/import as a new model.

  Thanks

Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged