The changes to the Convert Entities command for SW2010 were designed to meet several goals:
1 - Make it easier for beginner users to convert entities into their current sketch. For this reason, the dialog is pinned by default.
2 - Make the command consistent with other sketch and part modeling commands.
3 - Provide additional functionality to convert chains of faces. Previously, people would have to convert edges individually.
4 - Provide a user workflow that was compatible with previous functionality.
For existing users looking to operate in the SW2009 workflow, unpin the property manager. Once pre-selected entities are converted, the dialog will not appear.
Ditmars VEINBACHSManager, Sketcher Development
I like the dialog box because one doesn't have to preselect this way, makes the command more intuitive for beginners.
However I don't like that it pops-up if you did preselect, then I too find it a burden and an extra mouse click.
You not the only I still have not used to it. I hit the "check" first everytime then realize that I need to hit the "x".
I never had to preselect, you could have just choose the command first and it would convert as you choose.
That's the ticket. Been hitting escape, but that's still an extra unwanted action. Didn't notice the unpin. Back to normal now.
Does the unpin option have to be reset everytime I restart SolidWorks? Is there a way to change unpin to default state? It is very annoying for experienced users to have to engage the dialog box.
I agree that the dialog should be unpinned by default. I always preselect my edges then use the convert command. Smoke comes out of my ears every time that dialog box pops up.
I guess the thing that drives me nuts about it is: once the dialog box comes up, all hitting the "convert" icon does is deselect everything you've chosen after the fact.Why can't the "convert" icon ALSO work when the dialog is up?
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