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Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

Standard Dialog Windows Sizes


Almost no standard dialog window shows up in a usable size for me.
For example, see the attached screenshot for an example of how my Customer Defaults windows is rendered per default.
I have to ALWAYS drag boundaries and column widths if I want to work comfortably... Not nice...

These resizings are not saved, even though I have the option "Save Layout at Exit" turned on on my UI Preferences.

Can somebody help me find the right place to set these values?

It will be much appreciated!!!

Best regards,

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

It think it will be in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UNIGRAPHICS SOLUTIONS\NX\9.0
Not sure what is the exact key, but it's a quick test to rename the 9.0 key and test.
If the dialogs change size, then you start working your way through the branching keys to find the one your after.

Anthony Galante
Senior Support Engineer

NX5.0.6, NX6.0.5, NX7.5.5, NX8.0.0 -> NX8.0.3
NX8.5.0 -> NX8.5.3, NX9.0.0 -> NX9.0.3, NX10 Beta

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

Thank you very much for the idea, Anthony
But I don't think it is practical, since I am not looking for one thing, but almost everything.
I can't manually redesign every dialog window, also because it almost certainly will be broken every MR, MP or new NX version.

I think that somewhere NX saves absolute X,Y and Size values in pixels for every dialog window (maybe indeed in the registry) and that they should be keeping relative values (percentage of screen resolution) to warrantee their design intent for every monitor. Maybe this qualifies as an ER?

Otherwise, there must be a toggle setting to carry the dragged values from session to session whenever the user modifies the window design. Which is what I was after with this thread

BR, Julian

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

Window size and positions are stored I the registry. If you rename the key as I suggested you will find out when you start a new session if NX will recreate the windows sizes as they should normally be
If it doesn't then the problem is coming from somewhere else
By renaming the key you can always name it back rather than deleting it

Anthony Galante
Senior Support Engineer

NX3 to NX9 with almost every MR (18versions) plus the NX10 Beta

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

Hi Anthony,

I renamed the 9.0 key, restarted the PC and NX, and checked some of the dialog windows. They show up with the same "wrong" standard sizes as before. The software recreated the 9.0 key on the registry with some of the subkeys.
So I deleted this new one and re-renamed the old one to get back to the previous step.

Forgive me but I still don't understand the rationale of your advise. I understand that by removing the key, "NX will recreate the window sizes as they should normally be"
But this is what I am having now. My NX installation probably IS already showing the window sizes as it thinks they should normally be (standard sizes), it is just that it is handling my screen resolution (2880x1800) or may be a display driver (I am using a retina macbook pro) wrong.
And if every X,Y,SizeX,SizeY,every column width, etc were defined in the registry for EVERY single dialog window of NX, I couldn't go modify every single value in the registry manually.

As a user modifies the layout of a window by dragging, there should be a way to save this, as there is with other customisations like saving a Role, exporting Customers Settings or the layout of the Feature dialogs. So this is what I'm after.

If there isn't, I should submit an Enhancement Request, I think.

Best regards,

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

I would recommend that you contact GTAC as this might be an issue with respect to the fact that it appears that you're using a so-called '4K display', something that we have not done anything speical to support until NX 10.0.

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Digital Factory
Cypress, CA
Siemens PLM:
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To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

The good news is that this next tuesday I go to the NX10 Launch event in The Netherlands! afro2

RE: Standard Dialog Windows Sizes

My Customize dialog box got smaller between minor upgrade (installation of MP or MR) before we moved to NX9 (today), so I empathize with you.

Tim Flater
NX Designer
Win7 Pro x64 SP1
Intel Xeon 2.53 GHz 6GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB

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