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bobob

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22-07-2009 11:52 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hello,

I wondered if it is possible to make a customization of the numeric pad keyboard. What I mean, it is very convenient to have for example to have:
Control + NumPad5 = @
Control + NumPad6 = <0
etc.

to be used INSIDE a command - for example to "move" something at "@20<0" using the numpad keyboard.

Thanks in advance

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23-07-2009 06:17 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi bobob,

Thank you for your suggestion!

We offer the customize fuction to define customize shortcut keys only to commands, but we didn't think about that! You're so smart!
However, i have some questions about this idea.
1.Most designers use left hand to type and right hand to move the mouse in their drafting, don't you think that the numPad is a little far to touch?
2. Do you think that Control +NumPad5 is really "short" for a "@" ? Or you have other meaning?

thank you !

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22-07-2009 11:52 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
It's always nice to hear such a nice words!

Yes, many times you type with left hand and move mouse with right.

Control + NumPad 5 is just the same as Shift-2, but is much more convenient to type a sequence of numbers - angles using only the numeric keypad, and in many cases it is orthogonal!

Example:

L -> [pick a point] - @20<0 - @20<90 - @30<180 etc....

This feature is available in AutoCad by customising the Accelerators menu. bobob2009-07-24 13:50:46

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05-08-2009 05:03 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Bobob,

Good, it seems sound,I will submit this good idea to the team, thank you very much! And if you have any other suggestion, please don't hesitate to tell us!

Best Regards,

Amanda

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27-08-2009 05:02 . am   |   View his/her posts only
> don't you think that the numPad is a little far to touch?

A stand-alone numeric keypad is very very cheap - even the cordless ones.
I use one all the time exactly because the numeric pad is on my right, the mouse hand.

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01-09-2009 01:38 . pm   |   View his/her posts only


So (setq) likes that idea? I see, may be we really should consider about that.Smile


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I will submit this good idea to the team
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