Why doesn't CE View allow you to 'Copy to Clipboard'? The previous versions did, but the new one doesn't. This is a feature that I used a lot.
I have noted that this was previously discussed by yourself a while ago which resulted in Defect # 354633. This defect has been looked at by our development team and deemed to be Working As Designed. Bentley View is a viewer and not something a user should expect to be performing a Copy&Paste within.
RegardsAndrew BellTechnical SupportBentley Systems
Andrew Bell said:I have noted that this was previously discussed by yourself a while ago which resulted in Defect # 354633.
That was 3 years ago.
Andrew Bell said:Bentley View is a viewer and not something a user should expect to be performing a Copy&Paste within.
Shame, as I used it a lot. As I said back to the SS4 version.
Acrobat Reader lets you copy to clipboard...
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despite of I am not using clipboard copy/paste in Bentley products too often, I strongly disagree with the decision and such justification. To remove already implemented feature from a product, especially when it existed in the past, just makes the product worse and UX worse ... and user more dissapointed, which is something that unfortunately CONNECT Edition from its release is about.
I think clipboard support is not required for "certified for Windows" by Microsoft, but it's expected any Windows application supports it and as Mark noted, viewing software like Adobe Reader supports it ... and it's not only Reader, which makes the justification void.
I can imagine a lot of workflows and situations where to use "copy from View" makes sense. It's not about how Stuart use it, but e.g. when documents are created, to copy graphics inside them is big help. Do you recommend to use complete MicroStation to do it? To capture picture is not alwyas proper solution.
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There are other viewers that give you the ability to copy to clipboard so this omission seems a bit surprising, and just a little bit annoying, especially as they would have consciously had to think about the reveal.
Copy to clipboard was WAD in the SS4 version and not an oversight, so why the change?
Andrew - Perhaps you would like to answer this one?
As a viewing application, we only allow viewing of the file and do not allow you to copy the elements to the clipboard and then paste them into a authoring application. This would minimize any potential issues of something going incorrectly when copying to the clipboard outside of MicroStation and then back into the DGN, I suggest you reference the file into your DGN and then use the MicroStation Copy tools.