Is there a way to undock the design tree, and move it to monitor #2 in SW 2011? I'm able to undock the command, and property managers, but not the design tree.
OK then, what is a good use for dual monitors in Solidworks 2011?
The same as what is good in 2010. I use dual monitors. 24" and 18". Solidworks
on the 24" and every other program on the 18".
I use two monitors also and the only way you can have the design tree on the second monitor is by taking a screen shot of your first monitor and then print out the screen image, now use scissors to cut out the design tree section and tape it to your second monitor........
Ok, I really dont do that........
That is what I do. If there is something I need to remember or reference to
in Solidworks or whatever I take a screen shot and have it on my smaller
monitor referencing it to the bigger one.
Your not alone.
You guys are all wrong! The way I have "moved" my design tree to the second monitor is by:
-My setup involves a 21" square monitor on the left, and a 24" wide on the right which I use as my main solidworks window.
-Do not maximize the solidworks window, you will need to manually size it.
-Position the solidworks on the right screen fully dragging the window boundries to the top, bottom, and right. Drag the left window boundry off the left of the main monitor and far enough along to get the feature tree fully on the left window.
-I have also increased the width of the tree to be as wide as my command manager tool bar. This put all of my commands on the left screen (other than the transparant toolbar at the top of the screen. It pretty much makes the entire 24" widescreen into model area.
At times there it a little fiddling around to get the windows sized, but overall once it is set up for a model it works awesome.
I still not have found a great way to deal with multiple files open, Such as an assembly and its mating part(s), but a "tile horizontally" work ok, but it gives wide short work areas.
The FeatureManager (what you called the design tree) cannot be undocked. The PropertyManager can (what comes up "over" the FeatureManager when you edit a feature). So can all your toolbars, including the CommandManager.
Yes, I am just reiterating and confirming your question.
I can't believe that 5 years later this still isn't an option.
Yes, you can drag the screen so that only the feature manager appears on the left monitor, but then your commands are spread across two screens.
I really don't understand why Solidworks is reluctant to implement this feature.
Have you ever suggested it for the SWW Top Ten List / created a SR? As that will give SW a good idea as to how important it is to the user community as a whole.
I have found the following solution to be the most suitable for Soidlworks 2016.
Tick command manager
View , dual screen
move property manager to 2nd screen
move command mamnager items back to the top of 1st screen
Also make use of the 's' shortcut. This has saved loads of mouse travel. I'm gradually transferring every command that I use to the 's' shortcut.
Only problem is excess ve mouse travel to the property manager . Which is no worse than the tree being on the 2nd screen.
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