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 Williams Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org <">mailto:email@example.com>
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
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!
Michael Andreen wrote:
> > 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. > > Anyone have a reason to do this ? > > Thanks, > > > > > *"Jeff Taylor" <->* > > 06/21/2007 10:49 AM > Please respond to > "Jeff Taylor" <-> > > > > To > "Bills, Mike" <->, - > cc > > Subject > [proecad] - RE: Max Number of ProE Windows > > > > > > > > > I know....so in your example you can open only 32 models (if that is > possible of course!) Still is a licensing issue though! >
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.
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.
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.