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Managing Views
When you open a view, you can perform a variety of tasks that allow you to manage the view according to your needs, such as moving the view to a desired location or printing the view’s contents.
Opening too many instances of a view can cause the Windchill RV&S client to run out of memory resources.
To open a view, invoke a command that results in a view, for example, Project > View Projects or Query > Manage Queries.
A view always opens in its default docking location, regardless of where you last moved a view of a similar type to.
Selecting Views
To select a view and bring it into focus (also known as making it the active view), click the view’s title bar or within the view’s content. The view is now the active view, noted by the colored title bar. If the desired view is hidden in a tabbed group, click its tab to make it the active view.
Moving Views
Adjacent views obscure less information and allow for easier interaction across views, particularly for drag-and-drop operations. To move an active view adjacent to another view, drag the active view’s title bar or tab to any edge of an open view. When you see an outline and an arrow icon (the arrow icon indicates where the active view will appear in relation to the other view), release the mouse button.
Grouping multiple views together is useful when you do not need to see the views simultaneously. In addition, you can group multiple views to organize views of the same type and save space in the Windchill RV&S Window. To group multiple views in the same region in the Windchill RV&S Window, drag the active view’s title bar or tab onto another view. When you see the outline of a folder and a folder icon, release the mouse button. This creates a tabbed group. The active tab, indicated by the highlighted title bar, determines which view is visible, while the other views are obscured except for their tabs. To display another view in a tabbed group, click its tab.
Resizing Views
To view more information in a view or to accommodate the sizes of other views, it may be necessary to resize the view. To resize a view, drag the splitter bar between two adjacent views to increase or decrease that view’s size. This resizes the views on both sides of the splitter bar. This action requires two or more adjacent views.
You can also resize the entire Windchill RV&S Window, which proportionally resizes all open views.
Maximizing and Restoring Views
To maximize a view within the Windchill RV&S Window, double-click the view’s title bar or right-click the view’s title bar and select Maximize. This hides all other open views. To restore the view to its original size and display the other open views, right-click the view’s title bar and select Restore.
If a view is maximized and another view is opened, the maximized view is restored.
Closing Views
If a view is no longer needed or you want to make more space available for other views, click X on the title bar of the view you want to close.
If the view you want to close is in a tabbed group and is not currently displayed, click the tab to display it, then click the X on the view you want to close.
You can also close views by right-clicking on a view title bar and selecting one of the close options.
Configuring Dynamic Views
You can update certain views automatically by configuring them as dynamic views. If a view is dynamic, it updates its content automatically by listening to the input selection changes in an active view of a similar context. For example, if you configure a Member History view as dynamic and you select a member in a Sandbox view, the Member History view automatically updates its content to reflect the new member selection; or if you configure an Item Detail view as dynamic and you select a different item in an Items view, the Item Detail view automatically updates its content to reflect the new item selection. When a view is configured as dynamic, a displays on the view title bar. To toggle a view as dynamic, right-click the view title bar and select Dynamic.
Refreshing Views
Once you have a view open, you may want to see if any changes have been made to the data. Selecting View > Refresh updates the view’s information.
Refreshing the Items view re-runs the query. You can also choose to refresh only selected items by selecting View > Refresh Selected Items.
Refreshing the Dashboard view refreshes both the layout and the contents of the dashboard.
The Refresh command is unavailable in views where all information is updated automatically, for example, in the My Sandboxes view.
Hiding/Showing View Toolbars
Some viewshave their own toolbars. You can temporarily hide view toolbars to create more space by right-clicking the view title bar and selecting Hide toolbar.
Printing Views
You can print the information from all views in the Windchill RV&S client.
To print views in the GUI