Enhancement Details

Pinning the Navigator

With Windchill 10.1, it will be possible to fix the Navigator so that it doesn’t close after every click.

Product Information

Product Collaboration Solutions
PDM & Process Solutions
Product / Module PTC Arbortext Content Manager
PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
Version 10.1
Product Functional Area Usability
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

This feature reduces the number of clicks for users that heavily interact with the Navigator and makes the Navigator perform similarly to Microsoft Outlook’s Navigation Pane.

Prior to Windchill 10.1, the Navigator works as follows: When you open the Navigator by clicking on it, it overlaps the content pane. Then, when you perform an action in it, which requires updating of the content pane, the Navigator closes and the content pane is refreshed.

With Windchill 10.1, by clicking the pin icon, the content pane of the page is pushed to the right to make permanent room for the Navigator.  You are then able to resize it.  Performing actions that refresh the content pane do not close the Navigator.

For more information, refer to the Windchill Help Center:


Windchill Fundamentals > Navigating the User Interface > Navigator Overview


Pin the Navigator
Pin the Navigator

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