Before we used a PDM, we had a very open filing system that given the component number desired, that would be enough to lead to the component file on the network, so I wrote a macro that would ask for the part number and file type to open (assembly or part). Then just click "Insert" and it would be inserted, floating at the origin. If you know the file name, this would even eliminate the browsing. The macro could be assigned your "CTRL + O" shortcut. Interested?
Yeah, I would like to give it a shot.
The Insert Component command seems to be design around the assumption people will have the part or assembly already open in a current session of SW. If not there's the 'Browse...' button, but I hate having to drag the mouse all the way over to this button to bring up an 'Open' window. Why couldn't there be a right click menu to browse or select from open files?
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