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.
Regards Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell said:Bentley View is a viewer and not something a user should expect to be performing a Copy&Paste within.
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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Dan Eng said:I'll discuss this with the team to see how we may enhance it in the future
Why do you consider it an enhancement to provide clipboard copy in Bentley View CONNECT, when it was an existing capability of previous versions? From the customer's point of view, it's not an enhancement request. It's a plea to maintain the same functionality as before.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
this is deliberate it started with retiring the Free old Redline in XM and replacing it bentley view, then steering us to navigator which is not free but has a lot of the old redline features including the copy paste and attach refs for comparison... nothing quite works as well as the old redline software as viewer and markup tool it was great ( and free to clients and subcontractors looking at our drgs)....
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I used the term "enhance" in a sense that we will see what we can do to change and include this in a future update. We can call it a defect. In the meantime, I'll get with the team to discuss this to see about bringing this back in.
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Jan Šlegr said:tergiversation
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opening the same file in BV would have the same issues with everything you just described (levels, finding elements, etc...) so whether you use BV to open the file or attach it as a reference the same steps are needed to provide the required view you want.
The reference attachment method has always been the recommended workflow.