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ZW3D 2013 - Middle Mouse Button - Scroll Function Reduced

    
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Dave

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 ZW3D 2013 - Middle Mouse Button - Scroll Function Reduced
25-05-2013 04:06 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
I cannot get my middle mouse button scroll to alter variables........
Example, when you create a fillet, you can use the middle mouse button scroll to zoom in/out to select the edge, but when the edge is selected and the fillet sizes is required, the middle mouse scroll button still zooms the part in/out rather than a quick way of increasing / decreasing the fillet size. So it forces you to type the fillet size - not good i don't think.

Does anyone know if there are options for middle mouse button (scroll) settings?

Maybe a priority order. IE....
- Priority 1 = Alter variable
- Priority 2 = Zoom in / out

The above is how ZW3D 2010 worked and i like it as i do all my pan / zoom / rotate with a space ball, so would rather use the MMB scroll to alter sizes with a priority 2 function of zoom in / out when there's no sizes to be set.

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Paul

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26-05-2013 03:12 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 1# sketchevolution

Totally totally agree with you.Doh, like why would you reduce function?
The mind boggles at that kind of UI changing for no improved result.
OR
is there e a rationale? or simply an oversight?
Cheers - Paul

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Mirko

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27-05-2013 03:56 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Ciao agree too as before was much better

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William

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27-05-2013 11:04 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Dear all,

Because there are some other users don't like to change the value directly when stay in the operated window an other dialogbox area. They just want to watch the model or want to roll the scroll bar.

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But I think Option controling in configuration can be considered as new request. Good idea !

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Paul

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28-05-2013 08:45 . am   |   View his/her posts only
With all due respects, the 'some other users' are not VX/ZW3D users, rather newbies or old schoolers from other software.

ZW3D needs to retains it's functional uniqueness. These are things that endear it to users - serious ones at least.
Good well thought out and efficient procedures that 'some other users' need to learn to their benefit.
In my, not so humble on this topic, opinion, focus on the active work area is always a higher priority over windows and side bars etc.

Please do not bend to the song of the simple or the newbie.
Cheers - P

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chris

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28-05-2013 07:32 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
I agree with Paul, please do not change ZW to match or copy other cad software.

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William

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29-05-2013 09:07 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 5# mudcrab

That's why I say that it will be better to use option to control in configuration.
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