Tech Tuesday: How To Recover Your Docking Panes in the V31 CNC Software

Posted August 20, 2019 4:56 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD’s CNC software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday. If you missed last week’s Tech Tuesday, click here.

Has this ever happened to you? Your working in the software and you somehow lose one of your docking panes (Data Entry, CAD Tree, CAM Tree, BobART, BobCAD Live, Layers, UCS, Posting, and Measure). Where did it go? How do you get it back? It can be a real pain (pun intended)! Luckily, the solution is very simple and requires just a few moments of your time.

Below you will notice our interface has all the docking panes we want visible and they are in the location we prefer.

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Whether on purpose or not, all of our docking panes are gone and we are looking at an expanded graphics area. How do you get them back?

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Simply right-click in/near your ribbon tab and you will see a pulldown menu appear with your missing docking panes.

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Select the ones that you want back and they reappear. For this example, we added posting into our original setup. Notice we didn’t lose any of our progress either! With BobCAD-CAM, it is that easy!

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