Virtualize Surface Pro environment for Solid Edge use

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We work with some electronic boards where you can use the touch capabilites and, through a driver installed on the computer, simulate the touch on any part of the screen. We tested this capability with NX 10, where you can choose a Role to use it in Surface Pro, and it worked great.

 

In Solid Edge, we don't have roles, so how can we have Solid Edge behave like we were using a Surface Pro? Does it detect the Surface during install or can we force the behaviour for it to accept touch screen actions?

 

Thanks

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Re: Virtualize Surface Pro environment for Solid Edge use

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Phenom

I am having a difficult time understanding your questions.


Cadflow wrote:

 

...In Solid Edge, we don't have roles, so how can we have Solid Edge behave like we were using a Surface Pro? Does it detect the Surface during install or can we force the behaviour for it to accept touch screen actions?

 

Thanks


For those that don't know NX roles are a GUI customization function that is saved and recalled when a users opens NX. The roles setup the menu customizations, removing functions, locking functions, etc. Users can switch between roles (if permissions allow). Roles can be saved on a network and referenced by all users; define it once use it everywhere.

 

Is your question, "Does SE recongize that the Surface Pro 3 is a touchscreen device?" If so, then there are many that can answer this question.

 

Are you asking, "Is there a driver for electronic boards that will allow touchscreen simulation for Solid Edge?"

 

Re: Virtualize Surface Pro environment for Solid Edge use

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The answer is "No" for both questions: We don't have Surface Pros. We have mobile workstations. But through an electronic board with touch capabilities, we can mimic the behavior of a touchscreen in a really big board (ideal for commercial presentations, brainstorming, etc). In NX, we can chose the Surface Pro role, and the interface changes so that it is prepared to receive inputs from the touchscreen. In Solid Edge, we don't have this capability, so I was wondering if there was a way to force Solid Edge to behave like it was being used in a Surface Pro, although using a workstation.

We have the driver for the electronic board to send touch inputs to the computer (we use the touch on the board and the signals are sent to the computer like we were touching the screen), so that is not the question.