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Maximum Number of ProE Windows

Maximum Number of ProE Windows

Many moons ago, I had a workstation that I.T. spec'd out the graphics
card for. They went cheap and I was only able to open 4 or 5 windows.
I don't think it gave the maximum windows message though, I think it
would just stop responding.



Steve


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Max Number of ProE Windows

If you have 32 licenses of Pro/E, then you will be able to open 32
sessions of Pro/E (though your computer probably can't handle this at a
minimum of 200 MB per session). Each session will be able to open 15
windows (15 windows is the maximum - software limitation). In this
situation, you will be able to display 480 models/drawings. However, you
will also be able to have many more models in memory even though they
are not displayed in any windows (limitation of your system and it's
memory).


Jason Ruprecht
General Atomics - EMS Division
System Administrator
jason.ruprecht@gat.com <">mailto:jason.ruprecht@gat.com>


Max Number of ProE Windows

Duh,

Stupid me, just realised that you only need a single license to open up
many model windows!!! DOH!

😄

Jeff

Max Number of ProE Windows

I don't know if I'd call it a "reason", but I have a user here that has 15
windows open, almost ALL the time. In fact, if the limit were 30 windows,
he'd most likely have 30 windows open.

I personally can't stand to run Pro/E that way, but I guess each to his own.


With that being said, I routinely have 4-5 windows open, especially during
the design phase of a huge assy. That way you can work on the parts at the
part level, and not have the overhead of the larger assy.

Again, each to his own...

Darrin


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Max Number of ProE Windows

Kudos to Michael for this post. It's reassuring to know that I am not
wondering alone out there. After all, if the stuff going on in *one*
Pro/E window keeps going right that's pretty cool sometimes!

My advice: close all dem windows and go home!

Cheers!
Oliver


Michael Andreen wrote:

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> I've been watching this thread for a couple of days and still haven't
> been able to figure out why anyone would need more than 15 windows open.
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> Anyone have a reason to do this ?
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> Thanks,
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> I know....so in your example you can open only 32 models (if that is
> possible of course!) Still is a licensing issue though!
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Max Number of ProE Windows

I noticed with NVIDIA that if you have the desktop enabled with dual
monitors pro/e crashes around the 6th window. Disable the desktop and
you can open 15 windows.

Eric

Max Number of ProE Windows


OK, here's my reason.  If I've got to make the same change to 15
drawings, I'll open all 15 and do the change on each one, closing the
windows as I go.  Once all the windows are closed, I know I've changed
all the files.

Doug Schaefer

--
Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Max Number of ProE Windows

Another use for many windows being opened is to rename a product and all the associated files.
No PDM here.

Max Number of ProE Windows

Carl just hit the nail on the head. This is the exact reason why I
posed the question again yesterday morning. We use a home grown PDM
that does not handle this situation, therefore when renaming a part we
must have all associated files in session to maintain the parametric
link.

I guess it sounds like there is no way to expand on the 15 window max.
Maybe this should be an enhancement request! Thanks for all the input.

Max Number of ProE Windows

A part or assy need no be displayed in a window to be 'in session'  If
you open a part and then close the window, it's still 'in session' until
you erase it from memory (file -> erase -> not displayed).

So, you could have hundreds of items 'in session' and no windows open.

Doug Schaefer
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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works