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Drawing Typing-Speed Improvement Request

JollsJolls Member Posts: 47 PRO
edited May 13 in Product Feedback
Currently the situation is such that while typing in Drawing notes and custom tables, typing is very slow and I typically have to go back and re-write something because onshape missed some of my keystrokes. And this is not just me mistyping. If I type slower (say, under 3ish keystrokes per second) it generally isn't an issue.

Is this caused by it recording every keystroke in the drawing database so if I keystroke before a response is had back it may miss it?

Edited to add: This seems worse in a custom table (I made it into engineering rev table) than in a note. Notes seem to respond faster.
Edited: Made proper-case title.


  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 413 PRO
    @Jolls don't forget to vote for your own IR ^^
  • JollsJolls Member Posts: 47 PRO
    @Jolls don't forget to vote for your own IR ^^
    Hah, right. Thanks! I'll go do that now in my other IR. Much appreciated.

  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,814
    @Jolls This is not something we want voting on and would like to log it and get it looked at. I will pull a ticket.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 308 PRO
    @lougallo - do you think this may be bug? Typing text in notes and tables for drawings has always been pretty slow for me and others I work with. I don't think I've had issues with characters being missed, but I do have to wait for the text to catch up to my typing before I can see if I've made a typo, which can be annoying.
  • sam_hollandsam_holland Member Posts: 7 PRO
    This is soooo slow for me right now. clicking on an item in the table takes over 2 seconds. then it fails to register key presses for a second. it's unbearably slow and its incredibly frustrating. im wokring on a table of over 24 items and i may need to make the table in google sheets and just include a screenshot.
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 1,842 PRO
    In tables, I think you can use Enter and Tab to move around the cells if that is any faster.
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: View FeatureScripts
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 1,842 PRO
    Is there any chance a normal text input could be overlaid as a text edit box, rather than in the drawing itself?
    This would make it like how the dimension edit box in a part studio works and possibly make it a lot faster.
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: View FeatureScripts
  • shawnrwshawnrw Member Posts: 16 PRO
    Slow note editing speed issues here as well.
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