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Published by Raymond Liu – Latest update: 28/09/2022

Relevant product(s): L-Edit, S-Edit
Operating systems: Windows/Linux RHEL 6 and above
Versions affected: All
Relevant area(s): Usage
ID: TN043


When working with multiple windows, a user may want to stack or create dockable views of cells to manage screen space efficiently and simultaneously access multiple views. This feature is available in S-Edit and L-Edit through the same methods.


Opening a new tab for a cell view

The default behaviour of S-Edit and L-Edit when opening a view is to replace the currently active window with the selected view.

You can open a view in a new tab by holding CTRL when opening the view. This works with any method of opening a cell.

Setting the default behaviour

The default behaviour can be changed to always open a new window. This setting can be found in Setup > Preferences > General. When this setting is enabled, holding CTRL when opening a view replaces the active view instead.

Creating a dockable window of a view

Creating a dockable window allows it to be separate from the S-Edit window so it can be used on other screens. To create a dockable window of a view, right-click the tab of the view and click “dockable”. The window can be undocked by right-clicking the window and unchecking “dockable”.

Useful references

Opening and working With design windows – https://docs.sw.siemens.com/en-US/product/862138555/doc/202109067.sedit_user/html/id05f5cd75-b530-4198-a1d6-080f77d65144

General pane settings – https://docs.sw.siemens.com/en-US/product/862138555/doc/DC202102053.docs.sedit_user.en_us/html/ide7652476-d353-428b-ac7d-6284a97398f6