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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, MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)
NX 12.0.2
Solid Edge 2019

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, MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)
NX 12.0.2
Solid Edge 2019

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, MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)
NX 12.0.2
Solid Edge 2019

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, MSC Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India)
NX 12.0.2
Solid Edge 2019

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!