I would like to customize NX in such way that, when pressing a keybord shortcut, for example "s" key, a flyout toolbar menu would pop up just nearby the current position of mouse cursor. Such toolbar would have specific button functions. The goal is also to minimize time consumming traveling distance with the mouse.
I have heard NX Open or SNAP are available tools to customize NX.
I believe they are 3 specific things I need to get information on:
1. How to determine the mouse current position
2. How to create custom flyout toolbar
3. How to invoke this the custom toolbar with a keyboard shortcut
Any suggestion where to start..?
Thank you for the suggestion, yes I did have a look at it, but I found it doesn't offer enough options to regain the productivity I had with a concurrent CAD software. Is their any articles or white papers to read on the ergonomic aspect of NX software? I understand NX is a more complexe software with more capabilities, but until now I have'nt found the way to take advantage of these capabilities because of (from my point of view) the somehow not as ergonomic user interface. I need to do more mouse clicks and more mouse travelling in the screen to do the same actions, which at the end of the day affects productivity.
I'm sure I have miss something here and any suggestions would more than welcome on how to use more effectivly the software...
Can you explain a bit more what you want NX to do?
The already mentioned options, view shortcut toolbar and the radial pop-up already give so many options. They are also application specific. I would say you can have around 30 of your most used commands right under your mouse for each application you are in.
If you really want to use your keyboard you could also make CTRL-SHIFT + mousebutton keys with autohotkey. This way 1 key will show a radial popup with 8 command positions. You still need to click the icons with your mouse though.