Powerdraft 14.2 (clean install, no old files reused), Windows 10 64bit (current update).
Quite often I have to make some measurements in a drawing and enter the values in another software, be it for tenders or structural analysis. I usually use the "draw line" or "draw circle" commands as I can perform simple mathematic operations when I have to scale down the measurement. From CE10 on the keyboard shortcuts wouldn't work right away when I returned from the other software (normally switching windows with ALT+TAB). I always have to click on "refresh drawing" before I can use the keyboard shortcuts. In CE10 this happened with every fourth/fifth drawing, in CE14.2 with every single drawing. Sometimes the shortcuts (defined in the funckey-file) won't even work until I have clicked on the tool in the tasks window. Was there any change in CE14.2 concerning this behaviour?
Just wondering if this is in relation to Accudraw Shortcuts or Position Mapping, or both? Had this previously been reported? I have tested what I believe you are describing with the Alt+Tab switching between windows but cannot replicate this. Maybe you could supply a simple video capture of this operation.
RegardsAndrew BellTechnical SupportBentley Systems
I have assigned ALT+F1 to place smartline and ALT+F2 to place circle icon. So when I switch back from another application via ALT+TAB and hit ALT+F1 right away Powerdraft doesn't neither recognise it nor shows any error message. I just have to click on the "update view" icon (brush) and then everything works as usual.
I'll try to make a video capture when this occurs again, just have to make sure I don't share any confidetial information. It doesn't happen all the time. I haven't found any specific files or apps to be the culprits yet. Sometimes it's after coming back from Firefox, MS Office, iTWO - whatever I use on my computer.