Solid Edge ST3 – Preview
First teaser available for Solid Edge ST3 It show the possibility to customize the Ribbon
Contextual menu of the Ribbon get new options:
- Customize the Ribbon
- Ribbon Themes
Before ST3 we add no options to customize the Ribbon , only the Quick Access ToolBar and the keyboard shortcuts could be customized.
Following customers demands, the customize window now have multiple options.
Ribbon Customization – Per working environment
At the top of the window, a menu provides access to the environment we want personalized, environments that should be available:
- Sheet Metal
- Sheet Metal
Ribbon Customization – Better access to commands
It will be easier to see at a glance all the commands that can be added. A folder type layout, organizes commands hierarchically.
A drop down menu at the top, will filter the list
Ribbon Customization – Buttons
Between the left and right panel, a series of commands add to the flexibility of customization
Add and Remove buttons, allow the transfer between panels
New Tab and New group, allow the creation of a new organization space on the Ribbon You can also Rename them
The usual Up and Down to reorder commands.
The Separator is when it comes time to customize the Quick Access Toolbar, who is organized in a linear way
Ribbon Customization – Themes
New customized options, allow management by Theme, it is then possible to consider one environment per workflow
Ribbon Customization – Contextual menu
Panel on the right help better see how commands are organized. Each entries has a contextual menu Note the controls to change the size of the icons and to display text
A submenu seem to be available, perhaps from this menu we will be allow to customize the icon associate to a macro
Ribbon Customization – Selection of themes
To select a theme, simply use the contextual menu of the Ribbon, a cascading menu will be available to select a theme.
Ribbon Customization – Radial Menu
For those who did not see it, an additional tab seem to be available for what it seem the adoption of a radial menu. Could we think about the possibility to replace the Ribbon with that type of interface? We will have to wait for the month of May, usually new releases are present at the PLM World Conference
I hope you enjoyed this first preview of what is coming for the next release that is being work out.
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