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General Mechanical

How to freeze (or turn off autohide) for the graphics window

    • eknudse3
      Subscriber

      Hello -


      I am a new user and I'd like to keep the graphics window from being on autohide.  I always need to click on the "graphics" button on the far right side to make the graphics window re-appear.  Or, is there a way to undock the graphics window to keep it open?

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      What application are you using? Is it mechanical? If so, you can always reset your layout if something has changed.



      Regards,
      Sandeep
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    • eknudse3
      Subscriber

      I am using Workbench and I am trying to perform a static structural analysis.  If I click outside of the graphics window, the window goes away and I need to click on the button ("graphics") on the far right side.


      How do I keep the graphics window up (active) always?


       



       


       

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      I see that your window is undocked? Make sure that it is docked and pinned as shown:




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      Sandeep
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    • eknudse3
      Subscriber

      That's part of the problem...I do not see that small pin icon.

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      First dock it, Click and hold on the Outline bar. That should give you a small circle and 4 arrows as seen in the figure. Move your mouse and drop it on the top one or one of the 4? I see a pin in the image you posted? Does it disappear? Did you already try reset layout?



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      Sandeep
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    • eknudse3
      Subscriber

      Are you looking at the pin on the "outline" menu?  I can see how to move that window have it docked/undocked.


      I cannot grab/select the blue ribbon of the graphics window.  I just tried resetting the layout.  You can see that the outline window is there with the pin button.  I must click on the graphics button to have the graphics window re-appear.  But if I do that, it does appear, but let's say I then click out of that window and into some region of the outline window, the graphics window goes away.


       


    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      I see what you are saying:


      When you click on the pin, it should toggle between the Autohide modes:



      Can you try double clicking on the little blue bar that says Outline. I just tried that and it docked the window for me.


      If this doesn't work, go to Workbench and try 'Reset Workspace' and 'Reset Window Layout', then re-start WB and see if this fixes it?


      It that doesn't work as well and if you are using Windows, close WB, open up file explorer and reset your appdata:


      %appdata%ansys

      and rename the folder of the version you are using, looks like v191 to v191.old


      Hopefully, this fixes the problem.



      Regards,
      Sandeep
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    • eknudse3
      Subscriber

      I don't think I am explaining myself clearly.  It's not the outline window that is the problem, it is the graphics window.  That one seems to behave separately from the outline window.  How can I manipulate just the graphics window? Can it be undocked? What if I want to move the graphics window to the left side of the screen? I can make the graphics window large or small, but I cannot move it freely.

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      I know what you mean, it looks to me that you might have undocked and set different dock targets, something like this:



      Typically when this happens, pinning everything back in or using the reset layout fixes all tabs for me. If reset layout isn't working for you please try removing/renaming the appdata as I previously mentioned.



      Regards,
      Sandeep
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    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Hello, 


      As Sandeep mentioned, you can always manipulate graphics window and also reset layout. 


      But why do you want to manipulate graphics window? Is there any specific reason that default layout is not working?


      Regards,


      Keyur

    • adk48ist
      Subscriber

      hi  Sandeep


      Can you please explain how and where you reset    %appdata%ansys


      which directory? do you replace any line in a file? if so which file?

      will you please show the steps involved?


      I have problem docking the tree outline, graphics and detail view windows


      there are three blue ribbons with Tree Outline Only one showing the coordinate planes


      thank you 


      Alan Ketin

    • Akashaasdd233
      Subscriber

      Did you find the solution?? .... because i was stuck in it . Pls help me with that my gmail id is jakashnarayanan@gmail.com

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

       If you put %appdata% into the search in File Manager you want to then remove (or rename) the ansys folder that comes up in the results. 


       

    • Keirou
      Subscriber
      Sorry but, I really can't find it in my computer.. Is that way to search?nI've try it, but it didn't work. Can you give some advice please.n
    • Rob
      Ansys Employee
      No worries. I just put %appdata% into the search box for C: and wait, check you can see the hidden files, my files are in nC:\Users\userid\AppDatann
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