1. It would be great to have a "Clear Selections" icon in the Measure
Dialog window. Saves having to right click.
2. The Measurements window should be able to display both Metric and
English simultaneously without having to change settings each time.
3. Make macros record options windows. I need this for changing
document properties in old drawings. Standards have changed and it
would be great to be able to update options without having to do it
4. Allow linking title block properties to either views on a different
page or link directly to the part/assembly file. Currently, to have
all title block information for an assembly drawing the same on all
sheets you have to set custom properties in the drawing separately
from the part/assembly. It should be done similar to ProE.
5. Allow ANY symbol to be inserted ANYWHERE (dims, notes, etc.) with a
simple code snippet, again similar to ProE. %%D for the diameter
symbol for example.
What they said plus,
Far more abilities to link to far mre object properties. E.g. Why the
hell can't i put a views scale label in any view, why can't i have an
automatic option to toggle on view rotation angle in any view. Why
the hell can't i enable a view label, edit it, and insert any property
i want related to the model in that view or any other selected
property from any damn object, item or otherwise!! GGRRR
More drafting options. I still can't do the most simplest of drafting
things. Have to jump through way to many hoops and still unable to get
where or what i want. e.g. apparent radius intersection display (ala
NX and all its tanget edge viewport options). Ability to link
inserted parts to a BOM and have it display its item number when
ballooned (plus regardless of any sheet its on!). Ability to actually
link to part item numbers in notes (see first paragraph). And oh so
many "should have been there for years already" basic features but
this will do. :P
Yup, except that sometimes you're zoomed in and there isn't a clear area to
click on, just surfaces everywhere.
hold the alt key while pressing 0216 will get you the diameter symbol:
extended ascii codes are cool.
It just dawned on me that this wish as well as many others could be
handled with a user written macro or addin. The user community is
mature enough in the API now that I am surprised there are not a few
projects showing up in SourceForge or similar software development
PS A little late to be asking for 2008 functionality.
Indeed - just that alone would be nice and not too hairy to program.
Even just let us toggle the results with a swap button.
I know that people probably do actually model in angstoms, but really
SW - it is something like .01% - I really wish they would add
egyptian cubits to their units.
My guess is that its probably 69% metric mm, 29% imperial inches and
2% all that other stuff - I'm also quite pissed that I cannot
restructure my volumes in Hins - Liters (Bah) - what the heck are
Good idea -
*Having Microsoft Excel as an Addin with its own tool bar. And
displaying excell tables wysiwyg, when embedding them in drawings.
*A cleaner and more user friendly interface for handling the materials
database. Something like the custom properties manager would be
ideal. And material names based on different international standards. *A toolbar button for launching the custom properties manager. (this
could probably be done with a macro. Anyone have one?)
*Being able to insert a crossbreak in sheet metal parts, and flatten
it out. ie. a bend on top of a bend. *Significant reduction in price!!!!
*A conversational tool for designing shafts like in Inventor. *A "paint" tool that will apply a finish to a surface (like paint) and
change the dimension of the surface to compensate for the thickness.
*Cosmetic surfaces (like threads) that display surface textures and
lays, to give a more realistic looking model without a big performance
Hmm. Maybe I should stop now...