Active Workspace 3.3 – User Productivity Improvements – Improved User Efficiency

Active Workspace 3.3 – User Productivity Improvements – Improved User Efficiency

Universal Viewer

One of the most exciting user productivity improvements in Active Workspace 3.3, is the new universal viewer.  It enables viewing and paging through multiple file attachments.  In prior releases, only one file could be viewed.  You could not easily view other file attachments. Siemens also enabled support to view additional types of files including image files, text files, and html files.  This viewer supports markup for many of those types as well.

This video showcases the new Universal Viewer capabilities in detail : Click here

Tab Overflow Direct Access

Previous versions of Active Workspace used a carousel approach and required multiple clicks to navigate to tabs that were hidden.  The new approach allows for direct access to any of the hidden tabs. Highlights include

  • Eliminates multiple clicks to access some tabs compared with prior carousel interaction
  • Dropdown allows direct access to any of multiple tabs that not shown
  • Preserves the order of tabs
  • Replaces last tab with newly selected tab

This video shows how the new tab overflow access works: Click here

Command Stack for Visual Analysis

Siemens introduced command stacks in Active Workspace 3.2.  This is an example of their usage in 3.3 to improve access to the 3D viewer’s analytics capabilities.  Instead of having to navigate tabs, users can now directly access any of the features using the command stack.  Highlights include

  • Directly access measure, query, section, and volume and proximity search commands
  • Administrators can configure alternative arrangements and visibility of commands for specific roles, e.g., commands can be unstacked or hidden for specific roles

This video shows how the command stack works for the viewer’s analytics capabilities: Click here

Drag and Drop in Structured Content

Active Workspace 3.2 supported cut/copy/paste to edit structures, including working across multiple browsers and across multiple structures. Active Workspace 3.3 builds on that capability to improve user productivity by enabling drag and drop for many cases as described below

Edit structures efficiently using drag and drop

  • Drag and drop between unstructured lists such as folders, search results, & favorites and structures
  • Drag within one window or across multiple windows
  • Drop action active only when dragged object is valid to be dropped on the target object

Predictable results based on context

  • Drag and drop between structures to copy content
  • Drag and drop content within a structure to move
  • Drag and drop different types of objects/elements to create relations – e.g. dropping a requirement on a part creates a tracelink

This video shows how drag and drop in structures works: Click here

Some of the other improvements include

  • Icons in the object header make it easy for users to clearly understand what object is open. For objects with thumbnails the thumbnail is displayed with the type icon overlaid
  • Newly created items show up in at the top of the list to ensure that they are immediately visible and easily accessed.Object is automatically selected in single create mode
  • Easily paste on a folder or in its contents .Select a target folder and user paste command from the command bar, Use paste command on table header to directly paste content into the table

 

Pradeep Peter

Pradeep Peter

PLM Solutions Architect at Tata Technologies
Pradeep Peter is a PLM Solution Architect for our Business Development team with ten plus years of PLM Industry experience. He was part of our Teamcenter PLM Delivery team for five years before moving to the business development team. In his delivery role he successfully led the PLM initiatives of our customers from various industry verticals including Automotive OEMs and suppliers, Medical devices, Oil & Gas and Hi-Tech.He and his team have multiple Tata Technologies Project of the quarter awards to their credit.

Prior to joining Tata he played multiple roles in the area of PLM implementation and sustainment for Aviation, Transportation, Energy and Oil & Gas divisions of one of the world’s largest Engineering conglomerate company. He has a Master of Engineering degree in Product Design & Commerce along with a bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering. He also has various industry trainings and certifications including Six Sigma Green belt from GE Aircraft Engines.
Pradeep Peter

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Pradeep Peter

Pradeep Peter

PLM Solutions Architect at Tata Technologies
Pradeep Peter is a PLM Solution Architect for our Business Development team with ten plus years of PLM Industry experience. He was part of our Teamcenter PLM Delivery team for five years before moving to the business development team. In his delivery role he successfully led the PLM initiatives of our customers from various industry verticals including Automotive OEMs and suppliers, Medical devices, Oil & Gas and Hi-Tech.He and his team have multiple Tata Technologies Project of the quarter awards to their credit.

Prior to joining Tata he played multiple roles in the area of PLM implementation and sustainment for Aviation, Transportation, Energy and Oil & Gas divisions of one of the world’s largest Engineering conglomerate company. He has a Master of Engineering degree in Product Design & Commerce along with a bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering. He also has various industry trainings and certifications including Six Sigma Green belt from GE Aircraft Engines.
Pradeep Peter