The old OS/2 word processor Describe had and the open source word processor
AbiWord has Save Copy and Open Copy commands. The Save As option would
continue to exist, for when you want to change the name of a part, have it
take hold in open files, and/or keep working on it. The option to save it in
another format, however, would go away, since you couldn't continue working
on it. Use Save Copy for that.
It's more consistent and logical, which would eliminate many of the problems
with Save As for exporting. In fact, it's more logical than Export. And once
you get used to Save Copy and Open Copy, you'll miss them in other
Describe had a ton of logically organized items in all of its menus (Close
All, Print All, the aforementioned copy commands). It was a timesaver and
added lots of functionality. I hate the dumbing down of applications that
has long been a trend in UI design. Thankfully, the truncated context menus
in SolidWorks 2003 can be turned off.
Yo, this is all fine and good . . . but MY enhancement request is to
quit adding enhancements and have SolidWorks Corp concentrate on getting
the software working as it's supposed to work. This is not to say that
Zander, Rob and Lee's requests aren't perfectly good ones. Just that
they're not necessary ones. Distractions are distractions.
Just my $.02, and only my opinion (of course)
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