Is there a key-in command to disable drag operations? I like being able to trim / extend by dragging a line but I don't want to accidentally move an element when attempting to draw a selection marque.
If there is a key-in, I can assign it to an F - key to improve my workflow.
as Andrew mentioned, please follow the best practices and always specify used product and its exact version.
It is possible to switch off dragging in User Preferences (did you search help for "drag" keyword?). There is no key-in assigned to this setting, but as Andrew shows, it can be changed using VBA macro (that can be called using key-in).
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Yes, I toggle this setting on and off several times a day. Drag operations are fairly dangerous when working with text elements that can accidentally be dragged from their empty space characters.
Since I do this so often and it takes quite a few clicks, I'm looking to assign it to one of the function keys.
We're using MicroStation v8.
Ario H said:Yes, I toggle this setting on and off several times a day
it is interesting, because I have never reason to switch off the drag operations. It's probably because of different style of using MicroStation tools.
Ario H said:I'm looking to assign it to one of the function keys.
The right key-ins are
macro vba execute SetCExpressionValue "userPrefsP->flags.disableDrag", 0
macro vba execute SetCExpressionValue "userPrefsP->flags.disableDrag", 1
Ario H said:Drag operations are fairly dangerous
For me you get a lot of control from Element selection. There are a lot of options that require to get used to
Jan Šlegr said:different style of using MicroStation tools
The better your Element Selection and AccuDraw skills the easier it gets.
Jan Šlegr said:because I have never reason to switch off the drag operations
Right, If you want to prevent accidential change you can lock elements, you can lock levels,
But by putting your stuff on sensible levels and eventually on references the lesser you require the locking(which can be quite annoying when you come accross it set by previous users
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