“Recently Accessed” for Speed and Efficiency

Here’s a great tip for working with Windchill: when you’re in a time crunch or you want to avoid navigating through Windchill to find your current work, the Recently Accessed drop-down menu is your best friend. Likewise, you may not have even noticed this handy little device on the upper right-hand side of your screen.

The Recently Accessed drop-down shows you a list of all the objects (Documents, Drawings, Parts, Change Notices, Change Tasks, Products/Projects/Programs, etc.) that you’ve most recently viewed, created or edited. Similar to the Updates table on your Home Page, this light-weight menu can be accessed from anywhere without having to constantly go back to the beginning.

Recently Accessed
Recently Accessed

Just create a Change Notice and forgot to make note of the Number? Don’t waste time digging around; click your Recently Accessed drop-down menu from anywhere in Windchill and quickly grab the Number.

You can even change the preference for how many objects are displayed in the drop-down menu. To do this, click on Quick Links in the upper right-hand corner then go to My Settings -> Preferences.

Expand the Preferences, and under Display look for Recently Visited List Size. Highlight this row and right-click -> Set preference. By default the list is set to 15 but this number can be changed to meet your needs. Note: your Windchill Administrator may have set a maximum value-limit for items in the list.

This should save you significant time and frustration, and help you to better think like Einstein.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this feature in Windchill and can apply it to your day-to-day activities.

Recently Accessed Reporting