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Drawing Text WYSIWYG

Drawing Text WYSIWYG

Text boxes have been painful since the inception.  Why not make them work like modern text boxes of, oh lets say, the last two decades.  The text box on this website is better. Formating is difficult in drawings.

What You See in the input box, is Not What You Get on the face of the drawing.  One has to click in the drawingn area to see if it came out right.  Making bold or different font size requires ASCII programing, (sure easy enough) which turns into just another thing you have to learn to use proe/creo. AND TEXT WRAPPING!  Set the size of the text area and have it text wrap.  Make symbols easier to input to text box.

This is one of those areas that has been left behind but is used all the time.  People who are new (and old) to the software go "wow this is like form 1980's".  No wonder it takes so long to learn proe (creo, whatever).  It doesn't appear to have any improvement in Creo 2.0 which is amazing.

12 Comments
Amethyst

AutoCAD has had this since I started learning it in 1989.  I don't believe it can't be done in Pro/E.  Like Billy says, this is "used all the time".  Please update it.

Regular Member

Also add Outlining (bullets and numbering lists), and Tab

Aquamarine

And to PLEASE extend this same principle to the text regions of tables and make them function like excel cells where you can press enter and go to the next cell to edit it (F2 to jump into edit cell is essential) without touching the slow clunky mouse!  Oh, and multi cell copy/paste!

Just make tables/text boxes function like excel/word.

Please add  strikethrough.

Aquamarine

Now that we are using PDMLink for documents and Changemangement, we have been struggling with using the textboxes throughout PDMLink.  Not only is there no formating options and no spelchek ;-), but the text boxes are almost totally unmanageable due to them automatically resizing, not sizing to how much text is there, not being able to size other boxes (having to scroll through15 lines of change documentation, only being able to see 3 lines at a time!), tooltips hiding text fields preventing user input, etc.  In a word USER INTERFACE needs serious attention!

Amethyst

48 votes and still no comment from PTC.

Hello, PTC, is anyone reading these?

Aquamarine

48 votes doesn't sound like much until one realizes that that each vote might represent an entire company of many users (ours has over 80 users and I am probably only 1 other person, log onto PTC forums!  Most people seem rather do their immediate job than give feedback).

Creo 3.0 will feature modern text boxes with on-screen text editing and WYSIWYG text formatting in both drawing mode and 3D annotations.

Contributor

Raphael, does this include line weights that may not show until you plot or create pdf?

Text thickness and plotting line weights for vector fonts will continue to work as in Creo 2.0.

Now that Creo 3.0 has shipped, I updated the status to Current Functionality.

Of course, this is available only in Creo 3.0 and later...

Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged