As a former AutoCAD user, I like being able to use the Escape key to end the current command. I already know how to allow this in Workspace>Preferences>Input.
I have also played around a bit with button assignments and can see how that works.
What I cannot see, however, is a way of assigning the Escape key to a mouse button, so that I can use a side button to end a command. Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm using V8i.
Thanks for your help.
What do you need the esc key to perform that the right-click (reset) button does not do?
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Robert Ryan said:As a former AutoCAD user, I like being able to use the Escape key to end the current command
MicroStation's command engine works like this...
As mwlong notes, the Reset button often does what's required. There's no need to stop a command.
A command can be interrupted by a view command (e.g. zoom). Exit the view command with Reset (right-click) to return to your current active command.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
in workspace preferences you can also enable the escape key to end commands. In addition the old keyin "NULL" can also stop of clearout any stuck commands... but most of the time the reset rmb does the trick and when it doesnt use the enabled escape key from keyboard like acad does.
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Does your mouse driver allow for custom defined mouse buttons? If so, you may be able to do it there.
Mine does (Evoluent Vertical Mouse) and I have my two thumb buttons set up as ESC and ENTER. It makes AutoCAD much easier and it does help with Microstation as well. Not every mouse will allow that, but it'sa nice when they do.
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wow Mary your left hand and arm will atrophy from lack of use from not having to use the escape key, the space bar and the enter key....haha...