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Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Genius
Genius

Is it possible to use "Up/Down/Left/Right" keys to do dragging or rotation in NX?

 

Since long I want to ask about this. Thanks!

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Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

@surfactant

 

You are talking abour mouse gestures mapping to keyboard, & as far as I know (I might be wrong), we can't change those (or add new keys for those, as in your case).

 

I can suggest you one thing though. Go to the customize dialog (File>Customize) or hit ctrl+1, select keyboard. From there, you can atleast assign a shorcut key for everything; including pan & rotation.

 

Best Regards,

Paras Raina
Technical Head | Solid Edge 2019 | NX 12.0.2
MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Genius
Genius

Hi @Paras_R

 

I just want to know whether it is possible to use "Up/Down/Left/Right" keys to do dragging or rotation in NX.
 
For  example, you create a straignt line and then need to adjust the positon of its start/end points. It seems that you can't set keyboard shortcut for dragging a point, either in sketch or outside sketch.
 
Thanks!

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

@surfactant

My bad. I took your rotation word in consideration and thought you were asking for view controls.

Paras Raina
Technical Head | Solid Edge 2019 | NX 12.0.2
MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Genius
Genius

Hi @Paras_R  Anyway, thanks for your reply!

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

No problem @surfactant.

 

As for the original question, I don't think it is possible to map the keyboard keys to adjust an under-constrained geometry.

 

Any chance for you to use a spaceball?

Paras Raina
Technical Head | Solid Edge 2019 | NX 12.0.2
MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Genius
Genius

Hi @Paras_R    I don't have a spaceball. Many years ago, I often drew simple geometries in Microsoft Word and found Up/Down/Left/Right can be very good alternative to mouse dragging in positioning some objects. That's why I post this question. Thanks!

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

@surfactant

I understand. Keyboard can be a very good alternative to mouse, but 'not so good' in our case, while using NX.

Mouse FTW. Smiley Happy

Paras Raina
Technical Head | Solid Edge 2019 | NX 12.0.2
MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

From Windows Conrol Panel go to Ease of Access Center - Make the keyboard easier to use

 Turn on Mosue Keys

then can use number pad when num lock switch off.

Steve V

Re: Up/Down/Left/Right for dragging or rotation?

Genius
Genius

Hi @StevenVickers

 

Following your setting method, the number pad only moves the mouse cursor, but can't drag&move objects on NX. Do I miss something? Thanks!