Is there a way to SHIFT+Right Click and pull up a menu where you want your drawing line to snap to?

I was wondering if there was a way to have the option like when drafting in AutoCAD, in the middle of drawing a line you can SHIFT+Right Click and see the menu to choose from. Like if I wanted to draw from mid between 2 points? Can you get MicroStation to do this somehow? 

Parents
  • Yes! If you go to the menu and select Workspace -> Button Assignments, you can change what mouse button combinations bring up which menus The "Action" you want to assign is "inputmanager menu tentativepopup"

    And in case you were wondering, the "Action" for middle-button panning is "pan drag" (in case that hasn't been set up for you)

    MaryB

    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918
    Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
    OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2

        

  • I am still trying to figure out how to get this menu to pull up that shows the snap points? I know it doesn't have mid b/w 2 points, but I still want to have this option in the middle of drawing lines and I can SHIFT+Right-Click and have this menu pop up that you recommended. I went to the WorkSpace>Button Assignments as shown below and chose that option and hit OK, but I don't see where it says SHIFT+Right-Click, it says SHIFT+Tentative, which I am assuming is the same thing when in the middle of a command? But I still SHIFT+Right-Click when drafting and the only options I get are like Reset, Quick-Save, Quickset Recall, Displayset, Fit View, Window Area and Zoom in and that's about it, no option that shows EndPoint, MidPoint, Center, Nearest or like you had recommended? I'm sure I am just missing something that you will amazingly help me out with?

    C. LeMay

    MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 4) version 08.11.09.829

  • Have you saved the button menu? Is your configuration loading your saved button menu? I've seen the menu saved as something other than the configured file...drove me nuts.

    MaryB

    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918
    Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
    OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2

        

  • Can you attach your button menu file here?

    You can find the file by checking your configuration variables for MS_BUTTONMENU

    That will also show you what file MicroStation keeps trying to use

    MaryB

    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918
    Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
    OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2

        

  • At the top half of the dialog, Click on the CTRL checkbox and change the button pulldown to Reset.
    Type that command string into the Action line and hit Enter.

    The MicroStation buttons aren't labeled as "Left/Middle/Right" because MicroStation allows the user to define what button is used for which. By default:

    DATA           -> Left mouse button (LMB)
    TENTATIVE -> Left-Right Chord (HATE this - I always set it to "middle" on a multi-button mouse)
    RESET         -> Right mouse button (RMB)

    So that's what they are talking about when they say "Shift+Reset"; that's Shift+RMB

    In this specific dialog, don't look at what the button is called as a function. Tentative functions can be assigned (with a modifier) to the Reset button. Ye, that sounds a little backwards, but it actually makes more sense to me with my multi-button mouse to NOT be tied into simple left-right. It also worked well for friends who were left-handed. The button is named for it's primary function, but any auxiliary functions can go onto any button.

    A command that you want to assign to CTRL+RMB would be assigned to CTRL+Reset

    MaryB

    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918
    Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
    OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2

        

  • For some reason it will not let me upload the file. So annoying. I can attach other files, but not the BTNMENU file for some odd reason. It's only 1KB.  I can send via my email. I'll PM you my email. I changed the file name from Default.btnmenu to Default.pdf and it let me upload the file. Try changing the file name back to it's original name with .btnmenu after the name instead of .pdf. I placed a pic of the original file and it's name for you as well. Hope that works.

    default.pdf

    C. LeMay

    MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 4) version 08.11.09.829

  • Try this. Without the ability to share my screen with you, I just edited it. You'll have to rename it back to the proper extension when you copy it back over.

    204 0,pan drag
    200 4,pan scroll
    200 10,match attributes fromcursor
    203 8,inputmanager menu tentativepopup
    204 8,navigate swivel
    204 10,rotate view fromcursor
    204 4,rotate view drag
    203 10,mdl keyin elementinfo element quickinfo fromcursor
    203 c,inputmanager currenttask
    202 8,buttonaction tentative;accudraw setorigin
    202 10,buttonaction 3ddata
    203 4,inputmanager menu viewpopup
    202 4,inputmanager menu main
    

    You can find the Tentative button bar as an option besides the Snaps item in the Settings menu

    MaryB

    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918
    Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
    OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2

        

    Answer Verified By: Chris LeMay 

Reply
  • Try this. Without the ability to share my screen with you, I just edited it. You'll have to rename it back to the proper extension when you copy it back over.

    204 0,pan drag
    200 4,pan scroll
    200 10,match attributes fromcursor
    203 8,inputmanager menu tentativepopup
    204 8,navigate swivel
    204 10,rotate view fromcursor
    204 4,rotate view drag
    203 10,mdl keyin elementinfo element quickinfo fromcursor
    203 c,inputmanager currenttask
    202 8,buttonaction tentative;accudraw setorigin
    202 10,buttonaction 3ddata
    203 4,inputmanager menu viewpopup
    202 4,inputmanager menu main
    

    You can find the Tentative button bar as an option besides the Snaps item in the Settings menu

    MaryB

    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918
    Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
    OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2

        

    Answer Verified By: Chris LeMay 

Children