I have spent years developing a series of customised pull down menus. These include;
Links to keyins
Sheet creation processes i.e. 5 steps to create a sheet file, each step will call up a series of keyins
Links to specific cells i.e. door by type, width etc
Links to Annotation scales, that call up the level, load the tool and also load the styles.
Clean up tools
Links to mdls i.e. cell counter, cell utilities,
Links to VBA etc.
I have now noticed that Pull down menus are no longer supported in CONNECT, thus all my work will be lost or I have to painfully rethink on how I can get them to work in CONNECT.
Is this going to be supported?
What do others do with their menus in CONNECT?
Like Dan East said "You can import menu customizations into the ribbon using the Customize Ribbon dialog. Set the "Choose components from:" picker to "Menu Customizations". You can drag them into a Group or the QAT as button or as an item within a Drop Down or Split button." But I was able to recreate my pull downs in the Quick Access toolbar. In fact I'm going to recreate the V8I Menubar as well.
I am in the process of recreating all my pull down menus in Connect. I was able to create a divider by creating a button with several Hyphens all the way across. ---------------------------------------. This worked for me.
Sr. Piping Designer / CAD Administrator
This was addressed 5 years ago. You only need one dash. Now, they broke something with MSCE U15 where they are not allowing duplicates in the menu. Not sure why they did this, but now this breaks the ability to create multiple dividers in any menu section. I have just filed a new SR (7001245279) informing them of this problem. In order to get the functionality of creating multiple dividers in any menu/sub-menu, you'll need to downgrade to MSCE U14 to get the functionality back. I'll post back here if I get any response back from Bentley.
What you are stating you are doing is denoted as the red line. Not the effect I would be going for, but if it works for you, then so be it.
Also, once the menu is built in MSCE U14 the way you want, it still works in U15. The dividers still show where they belong. You just cannot build the menu with multiples in U15.
Actually, need to correct this...MSCE U13 (10.13.01.01) was the last version that worked with creating multiple dividers in a common menu area.
Sean Duphily said:Actually, need to correct this...MSCE U13 (10.13.01.01) was the last version that worked with creating multiple dividers in a common menu area.
I recommend to open a new discussion for this issue. This one is old and also discusses menus in ribbon in general, not specifically separators.
Sean Duphily said:Not sure why they did this, but now this breaks the ability to create multiple dividers in any menu section.
The problem is in the ribbon customization tool, the menu specification still supports separators (it's mentioned in ribbon dev documentation that item menu can be separator).
The workaround is:
Because no MicroStation restart is required, it's quite quick and flexible process.
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Whoa there buddy...
I was just responding to a remark that Mcantu59 had made two days ago. As I stated in that response, this was fixed five years ago inside of MSCE U2 as stated by Bill inside of this thread.
Thank you for that second workaround for those that are a bit less daunted by editing XML files. Could I do it that way...yes, but there are others on here that would freak out if they opened an XML file. For the faint of heart, the better method may be to temporarily reinstall U13, put in the separators, then go back to U15 (or whatever version they were running). Each person is going to use whichever method they are more comfortable with.
After a discussion I had with Bentley yesterday about this issue, there has been a defect filed (#1128766) to have this fixed.