That's an irritating glitch, but a simple workaround is to click in the name field and hit the Home key.
When performing a swept cut (or other functionality that has a profile and a path) and using the Selection Manager to choose the profile and path entities, the Selection Manager could use just a little more logic.
Currently, the selection manager "remembers" the last selection type used and has that type preselected the next time it is used. But the path and the profile are typically of different types: profile is usually closed loop or region and path is usually open loop or select group.
If I am performing a series of sweeps or swept cuts, I am continually having to mouse up to the selection manager and change the type, mouse down to the drawing area and make my selections, then repeat for the other sketch. Each time involves an extra trip up to the SM to change the type. Several cuts makes for many additional clicks and mouse miles...
It would be nice if the SM could recognize that it is being launched from a function that requires both a profile and a path and it could "remember" the type last chosen for each sketch.
Like Excel, where ctrl-enter (or alt-enter, I don't remember which) gives you a line feed?
Oops, should have read down a bit farther before replying.
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Do you know if End works in the irritating other situations, where you can only see the first characters and you can't resize the box?
I can't remember where this happens, but would love to hear workarounds and also where it happens so I can reply in another thread.
Put in a hole using the hole wizard.
Goto the Position tab and add a dimension.
Change the dimension to an equation.
Now try to put in another dimension! The smart dim icon is not activated.
SW makes you click on the Type tab the the Position tab again.
I'm using SW 2011 and this has annoyed me for many versions. Has it been fixed?
Check the settings in the Arrows section at Options > Document Properties > Dimensions
It looks like the extension length has been set equal or less than the arrow length.
When the Feature Manager is set to scroll a selected feature into view, this doesn't happen when the feature is in a folder. Folders are a great way to shorten the feature tree, so why can't the scroll-into-view thing just expand the folder? Maybe I should to an ER for this....
In SW2011 SP3...
When creating a drawing view of an assembly the hide/show components could use some additional functionality.
When I create an assembly view and only want to show a portion of the components I usually go about it two ways. If I only need to hide one or two items I will RMC the component in the view, select Show/Hide, select Hide Component. If I want to hide many more than that, I RMC the view, select Properties, select the Hide/Show Components tab and begin clicking... and clicking... and clicking!!! And I keep on clicking one component at a time - every nut, bolt, washer, screw.
This area could really benefit from a window selection capability.
Try creating a display state inside the assembly for the drawing view you want (you'll have all the selection tools there) and then change the display state in the drawing. This should save you a lot of time and clicks.