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Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

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Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

I'm absolutely convinced that, way back, I used to be able to zoom into my drawing to select (say) a balloon; start dragging it with the LMB; then, without releasing it, pan the drawing with the MMB to drag the balloon to a position on the far side of the drawing.

 

Since moving to an XP64 workstation (I think that was the cut-off), some time ago now, this doesn't work.

 

Does anyone else remember being able to do this? Can anyone still do it on their current system?

 

The PTC helpdesk operative says he's tried it using WF4 and XP32 and it doesn't work there either.

 

 

Incidentally, does anyone else experience the glitch whereby you hover your pointer over a drawing entity so that you get the 'move' or 'resize' cursor, then you click and drag - and it doesn't do what the cursor said it would?

 

 

WF4 M160; XP Pro 64bit SP2; standard "HID-compliant" mouse driver.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

Hi Jonathan,

panning or zooming whilst dragging was removed in WF4!

I also complained about that and two SPRs exist about this issue:

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/spr.jsp?n=1405764

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/spr.jsp?n=1848982

When PTC removed this functionality, it was a big step backwards!

I don't know, if PTC re-implemented this functionality in CEP 5.0 or a newer version.

Best regards, Domenic

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Re: Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

I just tried it in WF3 M240 and it does not work, on a 64bit system.

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Re: Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

Hi Jonathan,

panning or zooming whilst dragging was removed in WF4!

I also complained about that and two SPRs exist about this issue:

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/spr.jsp?n=1405764

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/spr.jsp?n=1848982

When PTC removed this functionality, it was a big step backwards!

I don't know, if PTC re-implemented this functionality in CEP 5.0 or a newer version.

Best regards, Domenic

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Re: Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

Thanks Domenic! Good to know I'm not going mad - and even better to get references to existing PTC support documents.

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Re: Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

If anybody can confirm, that this isn't possible even in the new version CP 2.0, we should create an idea for this!

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Re: Panning (or zooming) whilst dragging

Hi Domenic,

I referred those SPRs to the technical contact at PTC (I could not view them myself). Apparently the first one is not related, but the resolution to the second one is:

“As before, the original behaviour was a fault - and one that was the cause of great destabilization.

The current behaviour is correct, well-defined, and consistent with other applications (e.g. Windows Explorer).”

Shame - the current behaviour has just now forced me into quite a few extra clicks while positioning balloons in a drawing, due to the inability to zoom in to place them accurately and thus avoid latching to snap lines from the other side of the drawing...

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