I'm sure that in versions gone by, you could look at parts & documents to see how long you've been editing them for?
Nope. Not currently or ever possible.
I wouldn't say "ever" possible. Years ago, and they still might now, Unigraphics kept a pretty good history on their parts. I could see when the file was started and from what seed part, if any, it started from. I could see versions, who saved and when they were last saved, ETC.
I wish SW cold do this as I'd love to see where some of my counterpart's designs come from...
Sorry, I can see my wording was unclear... By "ever" I meant "ever in the past", although "ever in the future" would also be very difficult.
Due to the basic way that Solidworks functions, it's very difficult to define what is currently being worked on. You can easily determine the currently active document window within the program, but what is actually being worked on?
Layout sketches and part geometry in part files define how an assembly goes together. If you edit that part file, are you working on the part or the assembly?
You can change dimensions of parts or assemblies from inside drawings. When you do this, are you working on the part, assembly, or drawing?
You can modify, make in-context references, etc etc of parts, subassemblies, etc within an assembly. I could create an entire machine assembly without ever having a .sldprt as the active document. I could spend hours with an assembly document open, but never actually make a change to the assembly itself, just modifying dimensions of parts or subassemblies. What am I actually working on?
Thanks Tristan, I have to say that embarrassingly, I've remembered that it was a command I used to use in AutoCAD... Many years ago
I use ManicTime, a third party tool that will show what document you've been working on and for how long. It's not ideal but it's simple and free.
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