I had done a enhancement request a while back; on the view manipulator. What's the best way to tract enhancement
requests down, and see what the status is?
Rob_D SW 2013 sp3
Log into the customer portal and go to enhancement requests. You can search for specific requests there.
You'll need to have a seat on subscription to gain access to the enhancements database.
What type of changes to the view manipulator were you looking for?
I might have the wrong terminology. I was refering to the new space bar view tool. The problem that I have with it, is when you invoke it, it completely throws you out of your perspective into an iso view. I think it would be much better if it came up in the orientation that your at, & then you could use it to tweak your view. It's a great Idea, but I don't use for that reason. I did an enhancement request, a while back, & was wondering what became of it.
Thanks, for your response;
Were you emailed an ER or SPR number?
I did a post on the space bar view subject, on 3-25-13, & someone suggested I do a enhancement request. I have the no. 1-3557016102, but can't seem to find an email, & under my requests in the portal, it doesn't seem to be there.
Robert that is just the SR# (the service request #) you opened with them. If SW finds merits in your submission, they will issue an SPR #, so people can vote on it.
I.C., perhaps they didn't see much merit in it. Personnally, I seem to recall that with Inventor, (which I hardly used), it worked as I somewhat wished SW's version would have. Not flip you around when you summon it, but come up within context of where you're at; in the perspective of where you're working.
I actually like a lot your idea. I agree that the view selector has to be superimposed on the model without changing the current orientation.
The way it is right now is almost of no value to me and that is why I have it turned off all the time. When I am teaching SolidWorks I am showing it to students but very soon they want to know how to turn it off.
Yeah, I don't use it; defeats the purpose; too much mental geometry. I'm not sure why, if that's that case with so many people & your students, they don't see the advantage of improving it. I think they could have the same orientation, like in the standard x,y,z position, nothing fancy, just don't flip it to an Iso view when it's invoked.
Your Service Request should not have languished this long. I just looked it up, and it has been sitting untouched since you opened it in March. Therefore, I took ownership of it. Oddly enough, I did not find an Enhancement SPR that matched what you are asking for (that the View Selector maintain the model's current orientation), so I created a new SPR (SPR 722241) and I have attached it to your Service Request.
And I suppose that the best I can say right now is that, yes, we certainly have discussed the desireability of the View Selector coming up without any model reorientation. Understood!
Thanks, Tom. I've seen these tools in other software, & was very excited to see SW, come up with this. But when I tried it I felt kind of like many of Alin's students, disappointed & not wanting to use it, simply because of the re-orientation feature. It would make us more productive, if we had something like this that was more practical. Do we need to go vote for it under SPR 722241 at this point or how does that work?
Again; Thanks, much!!
Tom, you have not created it as an ER, so no one can vote on it.
No, I did create it as an Enhancement SPR in the SPR system. I believe what happens is that a batch process is run every evening that syncs up the SPR system to the Enhancement Request system. So this should change overnight. I actually have no way to change that field in the Enhancement Request system at all -- it has to come from the SPR system. All of the SPR's values should get linked up overnight.
(At least that's the way I understand it all to work!)
Thanks Tom. It is shown as an ER today and I voted on it.
Have you tried to vote on this yet?
I just did.
OK, You know you can click on the axes of the compass and set the view using those, right?
(If you shft-click, it will select the back axis and if you ALT+click it will rotate the view about that axis in regular increments)
Yeah, that's a favorite of mine. They're already up so I like that, but I usally just use the direct view function, not the rotating. Alot of times I'll need to click them twice to get a 180 flip. I like the arrow keys, & alt arrow for rotating. Another thing I like is the perpendicular to tool, although that seems to flip around more than needed sometimes. I would like that to default flip to the closest straight on option. I do believe a really nice functioning cube, good definitly work it's way into my use though.
Robert, if nothing is pre-selected, the Normal To gives you the closest ortogonal orientation from the current orientation.
Try: Space Bar / Normal To with nothing selected.
Yeah, that's nice, I'm incorporating that now. I kind of like the short key control 8, also
to access it, with nothing selected.
You can turn off the zoom out animation so that the gizmo displays over your existing view like this:
To set it up like this, turn off the view animation for the selector:
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