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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 12:46:33 PM | expand families in project brown

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Is there a marco or command to either expand or hide the listing of familes at the bottom of the project browser?  If it is not needed, it is many times longer than the rest of the browser and it would be handy to not have to hunt for the tiny "+" icon to hide or expand it.  


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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 4:59:30 PM | expand families in project brown

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More and more I use the arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate the PB. You can quickly move up amd down and open / close the + icons.


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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 8:16:23 AM | expand families in project brown

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It must be possible and if there is a macro or API for it I'd like to hear about it. Would certainly help with my OCD level of dislike for a disorganised PB.

 

To navigate around families i tend to use the keyboard and type what it is that I'm after. Most of our families are organised by a 4 digit number, as sad as this will sound, I know enough the codes off by heart to make this a fast method for me. 

 

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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:39:26 AM | expand families in project brown

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Shatner 86, me too.  ctrl-f brings up a search, then the browser will automatically open the family section (FS) of the PB and jump to it.  But

the FS is easily 10 times longer than the rest of the PB and needs to be closed after finding the family needed or esle you cant scroll to sheets easily.  


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Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:58:05 AM | expand families in project brown

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hi SteveB,

 

I don't use the Ctrl+f method at all. I literally just select anything within the PB and start typing. This method does not automatically expand the family to reveal its types. It'll only search by what is visiable in the PB at the time of the typing.

You can also navigate to "Sheets" by this method as well. Granted, its not as easily as clicking "Next" and "Previous" when you have a lot of returns. But as I said earlier, as all of our families have a unique 4 digit code, I have a constant I can always search by. Smile

NOTE: This method search downwards (from what is selected) first, failing that, it'll start from the top again.

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