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Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

Aquamarine

Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

We are still using WF4 and I am playing around with Creo2 in order to migrate in the near future. Does anyone know how to show tabs for open items in Creo like ProE can? You could actually put the tabs above your screen or to the left, which I prefered.

 

For those not familiar ProE could display Tabs for all open objects, very similar to what Firefox and other std browsers do. This way I can see all objects I have open and click any one to activate. It is great. I am now used to this but I cannot find this feature in Creo and do NOT want to give it up. Any ideas?

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Method: Add visability toolbar then drag the command "(List of Current Windows)" into the visability toolbar and you have tabs. Beautiful...for ProE anyway

 

 

Does anyone know how to do this in Creo?

 

Thanks, in advance

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Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

I don't think this is possible...

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

Hi Lawrence,

just started working with Creo 1 myself, i noticed this too. The nearest thing to these tabs, that i can see, is the windows icon in the quick access toolbar, click this & you get a list of opened parts, drawings etc & you can activate the relevant file.

Regards

John

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

Samual and John, thanks for the comments.

Yes I noticed this windows icon also. If I am not mistaken this pretty much the same as going to menu, windows back in ProE, and is missing the visual organization aspect of using tabs in ProE (or IE, Firefox, Chrome)

Maybe I will submit an enhancement request. Would either of you find the tab functionality useful? Does anyone else want this functionality in Creo?

If I sumbit an enhancement requrest I can refer to this post if there are a lot of people would find this feature useful. So as a poll for all ProE/Creo users:

  1. Did you know about tabs in ProE?
  2. Did you use tabs in ProE?
  3. Do you (or perhaps your coworkers) want to use tabs in Creo?

Thank you!

Lawrence

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

If you want tabs in Creo, Please vote on this now so PTC will know that this is important and add it back in as an enhancement:

http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/2202

(if link does not work, then you have to manually copy and past the link into the address bar)

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

Doesn't Win 7 give you this capability John Pryal refers to above.

CTRL+Tab normally does this in most programs anyway at least in SolidWorks which Wildfire 5 finally fixed their 90deg only ellipse rotation and RMB Context Selection constraints with.
Have you tried that. The tabs are a lot less ugly than the Slew of windows and CTRL+A Activate window problems that have existed for years.

Michael

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

when Brian Thompson was here in India for presentation he did mention that Creo 3.0 would have this functionality. we would be able to switch to another window and it would be activated automatically.

I have to admit, 7 years on Proe and i did not know about this tab functionality till i saw this here today. Proe is a wonderful mystery.

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

The issue is that you can go between tabs, but the tabs isn't activated.

Re: Tabs for open objects in Creo (like was in ProE)

The tabs do not only allow you to change/active one another object in session with a single click, but also allows the user to see all objects that are open (not just part of the name but the entire name).

To me, being able to easily see everything in session is as important as being able to quickly switch between open objects. They really go hand-in-hand

As far as I have seen, Win7 does not do both of these things.

Remember to vote on this in the Product Idea Section if you want this functionality to return:

http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/2202

(FYI. links usually need to be manually pasted into the address bar because of glitch on this website)

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