Display full filename path in main SE window

Builder
Builder

I wondered if there was an option buried wihtin SE ST8 to display the full path and filename of the active file across the top of the main SE window (see attached screen grab)

 

This would be very useful save having to go to file/properties every time to see the full path of the active drawing or model

 

Thanks in advance

Anthony

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Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Creator
Creator

I agree

 

Or it could display what it has now but when you move your cursor over it, it shows the full path.

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Builder
Builder

Good idea, would be a nice little update for ST9, AutoCAD has this feature already Smiley Happy

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Phenom
Phenom

We are already able to display the filename

 

Concerning displaying the full path, we could proceed with this workaround but it should not be the best one Smiley Happy

 

-Copy the Path
-Create a new Parameter with the name Path -for example-
-Go to Solid Edge Option
-In SEST5 under HELP:
Here you will already find the FILENAME and your new created Parameter "PATH"

...

Yasser

 

Path_01.jpg

 

Path_02.jpg

 

Path_03.jpg

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I suppose perhaps you could add that to your templates for future parts but every existing file would need to have that property added and the option set.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Phenom
Phenom
I think so...

If the new parameter is definitely required Yes. You're right @bshand

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Genius
Genius

Alan,

 

Long ago I have downloaded this macro from the old bbsforum of Siemens PLM.

The only thing I can say about it. Is that it does work in ST6.

 

GL !

 

 

 

 

Dirk Rutten

Solid Edge STX user

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Phenom
Phenom

Good macro Dirk. I had started working on a similar one and then abandoned it after checking the one in your post. It is working in ST 8 MP 5 as well.

 

A related macro to open the folder of the current Solid Edge file in Windows Explorer and have it highlighted is here. Search the page for "Explore This".

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Yeah, the macro is nice and all, but you have to keep hitting it. Better than the current situation for sure. But how 'bout a simple embedded setting in SE?

Of course that will take an ER and lots of patience.

 

Edit: There is one thing that deserves big kudos for this macro IMO. We're Insight managed and file properties will show you the local cache location which adds about 70 characters to the front of the path of interest depending on where it's from. This macro shows the server sql location only. Very nice.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Display full filename path in main SE window

Phenom
Phenom
Xedu,

Very good job! The macro is working on ST5 too...

But it deleted the option of property display set on Solid Edge Options.

Yasser