Keyboard usage

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I have only tested this very nice program for a couple of hours so I might have missed
something. I can't really find a way to use the keyboard effectively and have to
resort to the mouse for simple things like changing drawing tool.
Simple example:
To draw a line I would like to be able to press "Z" to activate Zoom tool, zoom
to desired section, "L" to activate Line tool, "M" to activate Move tool and drag
the line to another place.
In this way I feel that I get help from the keyboard and work faster, instead I
feel that I am almost forced to use the mouse for all actions. In customize I can
assign either a control key + desired key (CTRL+L) but that is not really convenient.
The best solution seems to be the function keys but there are only so many of them
and less mnemonic help than using normal keys.
Anyone have some solution for this?
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Re: Keyboard usage

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If anyone knows a way to pan around using keyboard, preferebly the arrow keys that
would be great.

Re: Keyboard usage

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I'm a newbie and know nothing, but you could try this:
Try going to the Help section and search for "Customize Keyboard"
Also search for "default keyboard"
Regards,
Sam
"Peter Norman" wrote:
>
>I have only tested this very nice program for a couple of hours so I might
>have missed
>something. I can't really find a way to use the keyboard effectively and have
>to
>resort to the mouse for simple things like changing drawing tool.
>
>Simple example:
>To draw a line I would like to be able to press "Z" to activate Zoom tool,
>zoom
>to desired section, "L" to activate Line tool, "M" to activate Move tool and
>drag
>the line to another place.
>
>In this way I feel that I get help from the keyboard and work faster, instead
>I
>feel that I am almost forced to use the mouse for all actions. In customize
>I can
>assign either a control key + desired key (CTRL+L) but that is not really
>convenient.
>The best solution seems to be the function keys but there are only so many
>of them
>and less mnemonic help than using normal keys.
>
>Anyone have some solution for this?

Re: Keyboard usage

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If you hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys and also press the right mouse
button (RMB) while dragging the mouse, you will Pan. You can also Zoom by
using Ctrl + RMB press & drag. Fit the view by Alt + RMB click. Window Area
by Alt + RMB press & drag.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Peter Norman" wrote in message
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>
> If anyone knows a way to pan around using keyboard, preferebly the arrow
> keys that
> would be great.


Re: Keyboard usage

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Thank you, very useful (although a bit har to remember).
"PellaKen" wrote:
>If you hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys and also press the right mouse
>button (RMB) while dragging the mouse, you will Pan. You can also Zoom by
>
>using Ctrl + RMB press & drag. Fit the view by Alt + RMB click. Window Area
>
>by Alt + RMB press & drag.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
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>>
>> If anyone knows a way to pan around using keyboard, preferebly the arrow

>
>> keys that
>> would be great.

>
>

Re: Keyboard usage

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If you use them much, they will become second nature. There are also
devices from 3Dconnexion.com that allow Panning/Zooming using your non-mouse
hand, but not sure if they will work with Free 2D since there are no API's
for it to connect to. Ricky may know whether they may work.
--
PellaKen
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Peter Norman" wrote in message
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>
> Thank you, very useful (although a bit har to remember).
>
> "PellaKen" wrote:
>>If you hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys and also press the right mouse
>>button (RMB) while dragging the mouse, you will Pan. You can also Zoom by
>>
>>using Ctrl + RMB press & drag. Fit the view by Alt + RMB click. Window
>>Area
>>
>>by Alt + RMB press & drag.
>>
>>--
>>Ken
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
>>news:4751a9d6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> If anyone knows a way to pan around using keyboard, preferebly the arrow

>>
>>> keys that
>>> would be great.

>>
>>
>

Re: Keyboard usage

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I've not had any success with the 3DConnects Space Ball, I use that with ProE and
Inventor, but doesn't seem to work with SE22D Free.
In the end I took it apart because it had these really bright Blue LEDs on it. You
could turn them off in the options, but if the system went to sleep, it'd power
them back up again and blind me or give me a headache.
Why do companies use Blue LEDS? They are the worst invention ever!
-AS

"Ken Grundey" wrote:
>If you use them much, they will become second nature. There are also
>devices from 3Dconnexion.com that allow Panning/Zooming using your non-mouse
>
>hand, but not sure if they will work with Free 2D since there are no API's
>
>for it to connect to. Ricky may know whether they may work.
>
>--
>PellaKen
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
>news:4755dda3$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Thank you, very useful (although a bit har to remember).
>>
>> "PellaKen" wrote:
>>>If you hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys and also press the right mouse
>>>button (RMB) while dragging the mouse, you will Pan. You can also Zoom

>by
>>>
>>>using Ctrl + RMB press & drag. Fit the view by Alt + RMB click. Window

>
>>>Area
>>>
>>>by Alt + RMB press & drag.
>>>
>>>--
>>>Ken
>>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>
>>>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
>>>news:4751a9d6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> If anyone knows a way to pan around using keyboard, preferebly the arrow
>>>
>>>> keys that
>>>> would be great.
>>>
>>>

>>
>
>
www.continual-motion.com

Re: Keyboard usage

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I have a LCD paneled alarm clock with a blue backlight. Sometimes it is too
intense and I have to turn it towards the wall.
--
PellaKen
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Andy Southern" wrote in message
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>
> I've not had any success with the 3DConnects Space Ball, I use that with
> ProE and
> Inventor, but doesn't seem to work with SE22D Free.
>
> In the end I took it apart because it had these really bright Blue LEDs on
> it. You
> could turn them off in the options, but if the system went to sleep, it'd
> power
> them back up again and blind me or give me a headache.
>
> Why do companies use Blue LEDS? They are the worst invention ever!
>
> -AS
>
>
>
> "Ken Grundey" wrote:
>>If you use them much, they will become second nature. There are also
>>devices from 3Dconnexion.com that allow Panning/Zooming using your
>>non-mouse
>>
>>hand, but not sure if they will work with Free 2D since there are no API's
>>
>>for it to connect to. Ricky may know whether they may work.
>>
>>--
>>PellaKen
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
>>news:4755dda3$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> Thank you, very useful (although a bit har to remember).
>>>
>>> "PellaKen" wrote:
>>>>If you hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys and also press the right mouse
>>>>button (RMB) while dragging the mouse, you will Pan. You can also Zoom

>>by
>>>>
>>>>using Ctrl + RMB press & drag. Fit the view by Alt + RMB click. Window

>>
>>>>Area
>>>>
>>>>by Alt + RMB press & drag.
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Ken
>>>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
>>>>news:4751a9d6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>
>>>>> If anyone knows a way to pan around using keyboard, preferebly the
>>>>> arrow
>>>>
>>>>> keys that
>>>>> would be great.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
> www.continual-motion.com