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?
Microstation CONNECT 10.16.01.56
ORD CONNECT 2021 R1 10.10.1.3
Microstation v8i SS 10 08.11.09.919
Power InRoads v8i 08.11.09.615
The right click, reset button keeps the current command active. I like to have no command active when in between commands. Comes from being an AutoCAD user first and foremost, I guess.
But MicroStation does not have "recent commands" as AutoCAD has. I am also a former AutoCAD user and I prefer the behaviour as usual.
The most annoying for me is that ESC key does not unselect all as AutoCAD does with ESC key so I use CHOOSE NONE Keyin in F1 key.
Joan Martínez Serra said:MicroStation does not have "recent commands"
Sure it does. MicroStation's command window expands to show a list of recent key-ins. Pressing the keyboard up-arrow and down-arrow scrolls through those key-ins.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Yes, but if you press the "Place Smartline" button its key-in(command) is not added in the key-in window just if you type a key-in...
Ok, so change the key-in string to "reset,choose element;select none;null". This will initiate the Element Selection tool to clear anything selected.
Just noticed there is also a key-in "nocommand" ("reset,choose element;select none;nocommand") that seems to be the same as "null".
I'm not sure about the "recent commands" other than with the key-in browser where you can use the up/down arrow keys to recall key-ins. Maybe you can post that in the Ideas Forum. If there is enough support Bentley will consider adding it. In v8i I was pretty much only using keyboard mapping for all my commands so I had no need for "recent commands" as it is quicker to hit 2 keys to call up a tool. CONNECT has the same ability. There are many dual platform users here that would probably welcome the recent commands ability.