: Still, I think you are being WAY too negative about Wildfire. Of course, : seemingly unlike you, I never LIKED the incredible number of clicks that : you used to have to use to get a part on the screen.
Where do you get crap like this, I'm way too negative about WF? When have I said one thing against the software except that wherever it's going, it's not getting there fast enough. I love the changes they are making but is it going to take another leap? two more? is there a timetable and when is it scheduled to be finished. I'd love to see everything go Dashboard, or at least some *consistent* interface. Is *that* even going to happen!?! I hope so, even if their only motivation is that SW is spankin' their fannies pretty good. But, I haven't found anyone yet who knows if and when. I don't want to rush them, just to get some kind of ideas what's going on. But, I'm sure the migration to the Dashboard is taking some time, it's a huge undertaking and more so because they're actually improving functionality as they migrate. For instance, the draft function has been vastly improved. So has the rib function. If you haven't tried these in WF, do so, they're a treat. I've created drafted ribs in WF that I wouldn't have given a snowballs chance in hell of succeeding in an earlier version. Variable section sweeps, the same. And if you're at all familiar with SW, I'm sure you'll agree that the WF VSS beats the pants of their 'Sweep with guide curves': it's easier, faster and produces a better surface. Is that un-negative enough for ya, huh?
: Once you move the dashboard to the top of the screen and write a mapkey to get into the : sketcher via a key click, I find the mouse travel to be WAY better than : older Pro/E and a lot of other CAD systems.
I agree, 100%. I took a course on SW this past semester at San Diego City College, all day Saturday deal. It struck me that the sketcher in SW (a heavily used piece of equipment) was awkward, clumsy, slow compared to the Pro/e sketcher, like going back before Intent Manager and doing most of the constraining by hand (and by the way, I'm the only one in the universe who's never turned off Intent Manager, that's how much I love it).
:This new sketch thing sounds : neat. An undo inside Pro/E will make us Mechanica guys happy... anyone : have the details on the Undo - How many commands deep is it? is that : settable? Does it not work on some commands? Is there a redo? : Supposed to be infite undo/redo. Hey, that's why I started this thread, to find stuff like that out! Seriously, I expected that to be one of the first things out of anyone's mouth. Okay, guys, now once more, *with feeling* 'Hey, this Undo/Redo is GREAT'. Yeah, something like that.
: I agree that site sent below was a bit weak. It also had Pro/E 2001 in : the splash intro!?? I'd think time would be better spent on the real PTC : site. I do hand it to someone in the business of selling software to : even attempt to write back to a group like us! : Ya know, I got no problem whatsoever with people coming here, lending a hand, being part of the community, doin' the Usenet thing, and then every once in a while, when the occasion arises, plugging their business. I'm not a purist, a Usenet fanatic. What I do object to is someone coming around *only* to drum up business, making no contribution whatsoever. And, on top of that, implying that the Newsgroup approach to sharing information and mutual help is trivial, second rate and inadequate and we'd be much better off going to them and paying them for the answers. Maybe that's right but it still comes down to 'show me what you got', caveat emptor.
: Ya know... PTC does try to improve their product... Maybe we all should : write more enhancement requests, instead of just bitching in this here : newsgroup!!?? We DO know where that site is right? : My browser window in Wildfire takes me right there. Menu Mapper has been extremely useful and even that has been improved. I've also used the site to check out PTC's hardware recommendations and to run through some of the online tutorials. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about making enhancement requests and it's turned into a little bit of a vicious circle: don't know because I haven't tried it, haven't tried it because I'm unfamiliar with it. At the same time, I keep thinking that if I were in the business of writing software, I'd be everywhere that people were discussing it or try to be. I'd open all the doors and windows, let a fresh breeze in. People bitching in a NG is definitely something I'd pay attention to. I don't think that's outside of the process of getting problems fixed, it just may not be the most direct route.
Hey, nice to hear from you again. Everyone seems to be pretty busy using hte software, that's excellent.