Commands Pane
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Commands Pane

Categories

Every KeyCreator function and feature category is listed under Categories. When you select a category, the function icons for that category appear under Buttons.  

Buttons

Every KeyCreator program function and feature appears under Buttons. When a category is selected, the function icons in that category appear here. You can drag these icons onto a custom toolbar, or assign shortcut keys and/or mouse buttons to the selected function icons.

Description

The description of the function icon currently selected appears here.

Current Keys

The current key or gesture assignments of the highlighted function are displayed here. This box also displays any key or gesture assignment you create.

Press new shortcut key

Type the key combination you want to assign to the indicated function in this data entry field.

NOTE: You must left-click inside the text field before you can enter your desired shortcut key combination.

When selecting shortcut combinations, you must continue to hold down the keyboard keys. For example, when setting the SHIFT key + F1, in the Press new shortcut key field, you must hold down the SHIFT key. You need to continue to hold down the SHIFT key while selecting the F1 key. Once F1 appears after Shift+ in the field, you can release the SHIFT key. When you enter a key combination already assigned to another function, a message appears telling you which function is currently mapped to the key combination. Use Clear Key button to erase an incorrect entry.

Mouse Buttons

Assign the selected function to one of the available mouse buttons: Middle, Right, and Extended 1 and Extended 2 (available in mouse devices with more than three buttons).

NOTE: You must press the mouse button with the pointer inside the text field to change the mouse button assignment.

Select a Gesture

Assign the gesture in the Select a Gesture menu to the function highlighted in the Buttons section of the dialog. This overrides any previous assignment of a gesture.

Remove

Click to eliminate the current key or gesture assignment highlighted in the Current Keys field.

Assign Key

Click to assign the shortcut key in the Press new shortcut key field or gesture in the Select a gesture menu to the function highlighted in the Buttons section of the dialog. This overrides any previous assignment of the key.

Clear Key

Click to clear the key or gesture assignment in the Press new shortcut key field.

Viewport Menus

This section allows you to customize which commands populate any of the six shortcut menus that appear when you right-click in the viewport. The six menus that you can customize are the ones that appear when you are in

  • Model mode and there is no entity selected in the viewport

  • Model mode and there is one entity selected in the viewport

  • Model mode, Edit>System Settings>Pre-selection is on, and there are multiple entities selected in the viewport. (When Edit>System Settings>Pre-selection is on, entity names appear in the viewport when you move the pointer over them.)

  • Layout mode and there is no entity selected in the viewport

  • Layout mode and there is one entity selected in the viewport

  • Layout mode, Edit>System Settings>Pre-selection is on, and there are multiple entities selected in the viewport

You can use this section of the Commands pane to customize any of these only when you select the Enable right mouse button viewport menus (overrides function assignments) check box. This check box is on the Viewport pane of the Customize dialog (Tools>Customize>Viewport).

 

To Customize Shortcut Menus:

1. Click Tools>Customize>Viewport and select the Enable right mouse button viewport menus (overrides function assignments) check box.

2. Click the Commands tab.

3. Select and configure the shortcut menu as desired. See the figure above.

4. Click OK.