This falls into the "Tips" section.
When using the Adept Desktop - we switched from a "menu" system to a "ribbon" system. One frustrating problem that I've had with ribbon systems is it's sometimes hard to find the command you are looking for.
To solve this problem, I wrote a command search tool that folks like, once they discover it. To find it I right click on the blank area of the ribbon top left. You can also find it by clicking on the oval drop down menu at the top right of the UI.
Invoking the tool you are presented with a more or less empty dialog box. If you try typing part of the command name, however, you'll see a list of commands that have part of the text you typed in their name somewhere. For example, if I type "copy" then I see seven commands listed.
Single clicking on one of those commands will cause the ribbon to change to show you the tab the command is on. The label for the panel and button name is in the dialog so you can visually locate the button.
In addition, when you single click - the large button on the dialog is enabled with the text "Execute" and if you click execute (or just double click the command name in the list) the command is immediately executed - no more action required.
One could say you could almost just use this single command search for all the UI for the desktop. No need to ever click through the available tabs.
Good Afternoon Everyone!
I'm curious what everyone is doing for maintenance of their Adept System.
* Do you currently review your system yearly?
* Do you go back through to clean up old libraries or data fields?
* Do you check the performance of your Adept system?
* Do you archive your Audit Trail?
I've heard of many different processes on how people perform maintenance on their systems. I also know that Synergis provides yearly health checks which I know some of you may take advantage of.
1. 95% of the time in Adept is spent in either the Work Area or Search Results windows. In 2014, we would launch Adept, open the Work Area and Search Results windows, then tile them. This is how the client would remain for nearly the entire time of use.
2. With the windows tiled, there was fewer mouse clicks and far less real estate to cover with the mouse. In 2014 you could toggle between Search Results and Work Area windows in addition to selecting specific files or Work Areas with one mouse click and while staying in roughly the center of the screen. Now toggling between windows, files, or Work Areas requires the user to navigate to the top or bottom of the screen in addition to more mouse clicks.
3. Our Workflow is relatively simple in that one Engineering user performs all Workflow actions (ie Sign In, Sign Out, Approve, etc...). In 2014, we would Check In files from a Work Area. The Search Results window (which would already be shown and tiled) would automatically switch to our Inbox and automatically populate with the checked in files. We could then quickly approve them. In 2017, we now have to navigate to our Inbox (by going to the top or bottom banner) after Checking In files, Click Inbox on the left tree, then approve.
I know there was mention of re-instituting this feature in coming releases and that is great news. Is there any hope of seeing this released in a 2017 service pack? or hotfix of some sort? If not, we will have to wait 2+ years (given our upgrade schedule) before we can utilize this great feature again.