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.
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...
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The few day I had to use AutoCad my hand on the mouse started to hurt. I never had this in 30+ years MicroStation... What did I do wrong?
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Yes that is exactly what I am looking to do! My mouse is simply a Plug and Play, with no specific driver installed.
I guess I'll have to give up on this seemingly simple plan. :-)
I can use AutoCAD all day without touching the keyboard! :-)
what ESC does (for me) is that Element Selection is activated. Why not assign the keyin "choose element" to the extra button (or button combination) on your mouse? Works for me through the Button assignments [Remap Buttons]
You could also assign "null" - whatever the worth of that may be though.
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