As far as saving the files separately I would just say that if you were to leave your current job -voluntarily or involuntarily - you can take them with you. If you leave involuntarily, you may not have access to your computer again to retrieve the files. I found that out the hard way. I keep copies off site just in case, and update them periodically.
Also, when you make changes to your Customer Defaults, save your role before you exit your session. I've found that most CD changes don't get saved automatically. Saving the role keeps those changes.
can a role or whatnot from NX9 be saved and opened in NX10?
Basically this should work. Now there might be some 'misalignments' due to changes from one version to another, but I generally should work.
I don't understand the full action of roles etc and where and what it saves, etc. I do know that every time I log off, my user.mtx file is automatically saved with the exact settings that I was using on that NX session and that the old "user.mtx" (exact name) file is gone forever within that folder location.
A 'Role'' file contains that exact same data as does the 'user.mtx' file at the moment the Role is created/updated. As for where it's saved, it's saved in the exact same place as is your 'user.mtx' file except that it's in a folder named 'roles'.
One of my favorite features in NX drafting. It kills me that this has been retired - it's like they didn't even know it had that functionality when they coded over it.
>specifically what feature are you referring to?
Numberkey decimal places on highlighted dimensions (i.e. "1" for single place, "2" for 2-place etc.).
It was one of the truly great features for users from a productivity standpoint.
Yeah, it really bites that this function is no longer an automatic feature. I have shortcuts & hotkeys to change the dimension places, both before creation and afterwards, so it can be done. My shortcuts were from the corporation/client which I work for.
I think that you can create these yourself with the steps outlined in a couple of my previous posts. It's a pain, but it goes pretty fast once you have the steps figured out. And, you only need to do four hotkeys for setting the dimension before creation (I use "1" for x.x, "2" for x.xx, and so on). To modify an existing dimension, I use "alt+1" to change to x.x, or "alt+2" to change to x.xx and so on.
Hope this helps!
I searched your post history but couldn't find anything on binding the # keys to decimal places. Would you mind a quick tutorial? It would be most appreciated.
Oops, that was Ken A who had started the dialogue on page 7 of this thread and I added to it. Here is a procedure from my spreadsheet:
|To create custom functions:|
|a) Stage NX command box as desired|
|b) Click favorite from the "gear" in upper LH corner|
|c) Save this command as a favorite|
|d) Create new button on ribbon|
|Right click top menu, customize, new item, & drag "New User Command" to your ribbon|
|e) edit button action by choosing"Favorites" in drop list, and then choose the favorite you just created|