8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2014 9:21 PM by Dan Hamilton

    Bug with selecting and "dimensions flat to screen" SW2014?

    Richard Wagenaar

      I am testing with a big assembly of about 500-2000 parts and test

      the effort it needs to edit the dimension in 2013, 2014 and 2005.


      When comparing selecting dimension between 2013 and 2014,  2014

      has become terrible difficult to select. It seems to be a random place

      where you need to pick before it will be selected.

      In 2013 you could just select the text but in SW2014 depending on

      the dimension you need to pick at random places before it will be selected.

      Videocard and drivers are oke.


      When dimension flat to screen is not set,  the problem does not occur

      in SW2014. In SW2013 there is no problem with either setting.


      I already sent this problem a couple of weeks ago to my VAR but they

      did not react.

      It is very dissapointing to see regressions in the most used commands.

      I can understand bugs occur with new features but this is just

      the basics.


      Does anybody else see this problem? Does it already have a SPR?


      It is serious enough to stop using SW2014 for us especially because

      dynamic highlighting does not work in large assembly mode since SW2005

      which makes editing dimensions about 5 times slower because of all

      the misclicks in bigger assemblies in SW2014.


      In SW2005 you could configure dynamic highlighting to be on or off

      in large assembly mode and it worked great, we always had dynamic

      highlight on in large assembly and it works very fast and responsive

      and we almost never have misclicks.


      SW2014 is terrible slow, tedious, inefficient and causes huge amounts

      of misclicks while editing dimensions. Comparing to SW 10 years ago even

      with hardware that is much faster now it is a hard to believe why it

      has to be this worse and why it keeps getting worse.


      SW2014 rebuilding and the the time to edit  a part in bigger assemblies

      is better than 2013 but that doesn't make up for all the misclicks and

      difficult editing of dimensions.


      It should be an eye opener if somebody at SW just opens the same big assembly

      in SW2005 and 2014, edit 10 dimensions  make 10 in context relations and

      do 10 measurements in the assembly and write down the time and mouseclicks

      you need in both versions.  Try to do this as fast as you can and find how much

      more time, misclicks and precise mousemovements and concentration

      SW2014 needs when compared to SW2005.

      Have large assembly mode on in SW2014 and 2005 and dynamic highlight on in

      SW2005 in large assembly mode in this test.

      Dynamic highlight is not supported somewhere after 2005 in large assembly mode.