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One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

Hi,

 

just wondering if there is a chance to add an extra feature to the right mouse button :

 

''Fill text with background color''

 

This could give us a Time Saver.

 

Thank you,

 

ArekFill text with background color.jpg

Solid Edge ST8 MP10
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Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

If you need it all the time you could make this modification on your template file Smiley Wink

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

Hi YD,

can you explain me how to do it ?

Thank you,

Arek
Solid Edge ST8 MP10

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

[ Edited ]

Modifying the template file is good if you always want that selection. If you want to be able to switch it on and off for different occasions another way would be to make another style that is the same as your usual style in every way except for that setting. Then you can just select the dimension entities you want changed and switch styles in the command ribbon.

The way you modify the template is to open the template file and change your dimension styles so that the text background thing is checked. Then save the template. When you make a new draft this setting will already be set.

It would be nice to have more flexibility to define the user interface though. There are more things I'd like to see on the right click menu.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200
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Accepted by topic author ArekK
‎06-16-2016 08:20 AM

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

Hi @ArekK,

 

1.- Open your dft template file.

2.- Go to View ... Styles.

3.- In the popup dialog, select Dimensions (by memory, my gui is in Spanish) and then, in the botton panel, select the dimension style you want to have the ''Fill text with background color'' feature activated by default.

4.- Click on Modify...

5.- Go to "Text" Tab and check ''Fill text with background color''.

6.- Click OK.

7.- Repeat in other styles if you need it.

8.- Click on Close Button.

9.- Save the file and close.

 

Next draft you create will have this feature activated.

 

 

 

Héctor Pelayo Izquierdo
Engineering Department, JAE Ingeniería y Desarrollos, S.L.
Solid Edge ST9 MP5 | NX 9
Development: VB.NET

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

Hi again,

 

@bshand's answer is better than mine because that way you can quickly change the dimension styles in older draft.

Héctor Pelayo Izquierdo
Engineering Department, JAE Ingeniería y Desarrollos, S.L.
Solid Edge ST9 MP5 | NX 9
Development: VB.NET

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

@Hector, I don't if it's really better in regards to changing older drafts. You'd still have to add styles or use the style organizer to add them from a newer template. Cumbersome either way. Unless I'm missing something?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

@bshand you're right. In older files you need to change the style too.

Héctor Pelayo Izquierdo
Engineering Department, JAE Ingeniería y Desarrollos, S.L.
Solid Edge ST9 MP5 | NX 9
Development: VB.NET

Re: One extra feature under the right mouse button ?

You can save your styles to the material.mtl file and have easy access to them from the organizer.
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