Pro/Engineer March 2006 Tip-of-the-Month
Open Parts Quickly from Drawing Mode
When working in a drawing, sometimes you need to open the model (part or assembly) you are detailing to make some model change.
To do this quickly, simply select FILE > OPEN. The default model shown in the Name line near the bottom of the dialog box is the current active
drawing model. See Figure 1. Just hit OPEN and the model will open -- Even if the part is not in the current working directory.
Note: This works only with the current active drawing model.
Note: The active drawing model name is shown at the bottom of the screen in Drawing Mode.
If the model you want is not the current active drawing model, simply make it the active model. In WF2+ products, select the drawing view, then the right mouse button for the menu shown in Figure 2. Select Set as Active Model, then do the Open Model technique as explained above.
( In Pro/E 2001, the menu picks are VIEWS > DWG MODELS > SET MODEL > Select your model from a list -- this way it does not even have to be a model visible on the screen.)