When using dual monitors in the same SW session is there a way to have 2 command managers, 1 for each screen?
Not that I know of. But the command manager is also pretty much obsolete. It's a poor use of your real estate and mouse movement. Between shortcut keys and the "S" key customizable menu you can have all the stuff from the command manager much closer to your fingertips.
I do use a lot of shortcut keys and the "S" key but since I use such a wide range of tools I find it easier and faster to use the command manager.
I do not have two monitors but you can try the hack if that works.
With the open model, go to Window menu and select new window. Not this will give you one more window (and of course two graphics area and feature manager) for the same model. You can set these accordingly on the two monitors.
There is no perfect solution for your question. But there are some suggestions.
1. In top right corner you can choose that "pause" symbol. It will use your both screen as one and gives a better and bigger look for your assembly or part or drawaing. See the image Below.
2. Use 2 different SW system running at a same time. Separate them in 2 different windows for ease of use. But this will only work when you are having 2 different parts/assemblies/drawings. If you open same parts in 2 different SW system, then one will be read-only and other has write access to it. You can use read-only file for references though.
Thanks guys but but none of these suggestions achieve what I want to achieve.
The Command Manager is an application level object so you have just one instance of it.If mouse travel is the issue, you could undock the Command Manager and position it at a convenient location. Also a combination of S-Key and an undocked Command manager may help.
Dual monitor setup is for ease of use. I mean when you are working on critical project then you cannot afford loosing your time and concentration just to switch between to parts or assemblies. That's the main idea using dual monitor.
I guess no other software has this ability to work with 2 different command managers.
Yes it is possible. I use it. Same SWX session have two separate command managers.
I open others part file in one monitor and use second monitor to model it.
Can you share screenshot of it. I would like to see it. I'm surprised.
This is what I do. You can see two minimized SWX files in my 1st computer task bar. One will open in the 1st monitor and other will open in my 2nd monitor. Not that two SWX files are separate files.
Also you can see a SWX file in my 2nd monitor task bar. Same file in my 1st monitor task bar as well but it is belongs to 2nd monitor, it is not active in the 1st monitor. That means even if you click on it, it will close and open in the 2nd monitor.
I often open two sessions of SW have one on one screen and another on the second screen..
Hello Maha & John,
I guess that what I told in my post. You need to open 2 SW machines both are independent to each other. If you open 2 different parts/assemblies/drawings then its great. But if you want to open same thing then one will be read-only and other has the write access to it.
Anyways, thanks maha for the explanation.
use the search command on the right side of the screen if you need to find a command quickly that you do not have a keyboard shortcut to. Then start creating and finding the keyboard short cuts that are there so that you can save yourself a lot of time instead of looking for commands in the command manager...
What is described above by Maha is using 2 SW sessions which doesn't help me at all.
With one session you can have an assembly open one screen and a part of the assembly in the other.
While working on the part it will update in real time in the assembly. You can also just drag a new part from 1 screen to the other to insert it into the assembly.
None of these type of thing happen when running 2 sessions.
It seems it's not possible to have a command manager in each screen while using 1 session.
No drama it would just be nice to have that's all.
After you edit the part and hit crtl Q in the part file and also in the assembly file it will move to the edits.
I understand this is an old question so if you have a better answer forgive my delay.
(1) Open the assy. you want.
(2) Open the part you want.
(3) Go to window and tile vertically.
(4) Next go to the "span display", upper right corner in SWx.
(5) Then move one window to one screen the other window to the other screen. Problem solved.
That gives you two feature managers, but not two command managers (if I understand and am using the proper terms.)
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