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Open Job & Save Job

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by don.pickford on ‎11-06-2013 04:22 AM
 Camduct 2014 uses a custom form for "Open Job" and "Save Job As" unlike 2013 which uses a standard windows form. This custom form has reduced usability in my mind because when you type you don't get the "predictive" typing where it will attempt to narrow down the file based on what you are typing in. The standard windows form (mine is Win 7 64bit) also has a very useful search textbox (top right) which I now use quite often. None of these features are on the custom form adopted  on 2014. I guess the reason for the custom form is because it contains a link to the cloud, but I would like to see better functionality built into it.
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by Valued Contributor dyoung on ‎12-11-2013 01:26 PM

Start "Edit Configuration" from the CAMduct install (the options are different depending which Edit Configuration shortcut you use). Then disable the "Welcome Screen".

 

by don.pickford on ‎12-12-2013 12:42 AM

Thanks for the reply. It's not the welcome screen that I have issues with. From the main screen in Camduct where the file contents are displayed, it's the form which opens when you go to "open" a file or "save" a file that does not behave the same as the previous versions. The predictive typing of the previous versions allowed you to see that the file existed by showing what files matched the input, from a drop down list.

 

Now when you type out a full file name you have to hope that that file exists because it will save the current job then attempt to open the file you have typed. If it does not exist then it will fail and you get a message that it could not open it. Not good compared to previous versions!

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