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Replace "Filename" in the whole UI by a configurable string that can include one or more parameters (User-defined + Internal)

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Replace "Filename" in the whole UI by a configurable string that can include one or more parameters (User-defined + Internal)

Current situation

 

  • The Filename is shown in the UI
  • Common Name (PTC_COMMON_NAME) is planned since 2004 to have more applicability in the UI: ".. For Wildfire 3.0 (or beyond), it is planned that the "Common Name" will have more applicability in the Pro/ENGINEER User Interface." (see https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=124152)

Idea

 

Replace "Filename" in the whole UI by a configurable string that can includes one or more parameters (User-defined + Internal).

 

UI elements that should be configurable (uncomplete list):

  • Model tree (the first - currently non configurable column)
  • Layer tree
  • All "Pick From List" dialogs
  • Title bar
  • Message log
  • ...

 

It would be good to have the configuration of all possible UI occurences of "Filename" in one place. Config.pro options defining the strings should start with the same name, e.g.:

 

UI_object_identificator_ + <name of the UI Element>.

 

Examples

 

Values for configurable string that replaces "Filename"
Example result
MATERIAL_NO + " " + SHORTDESCRIPTION_LANG1 123456789 Sheet
MATERIAL_NO + "-" + SHORTDESCRIPTION_LANG2 123456789-Blech
SHORTDESCRIPTION_LANG1 Sheet
MATERIAL_NO + " " + PTC_COMMON_NAME 123456789 Sheet
SHORTDESCRIPTION_LANG1 + " (" + PTC_MATERIAL_NAME + ")" Sheet (S235J2G3C)
FILENAME 53464523456_sheet.prt
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Re: Replace "Filename" in the whole UI by a configurable string that can include one or more parameters (User-defined + Internal)

see here

http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/4708

I think it is the same idea.

Re: Replace "Filename" in the whole UI by a configurable string that can include one or more parameters (User-defined + Internal)

Compared to Create an config option to display the ptc_common_name in user interfaces) I'd like to see implemented a more general functionality and a  configuration for the different existing UI elements that contain the  "Filename".