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#68008 by ChrisHartman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:14 pm
When super snapping in X3, instead of using the pop up menu to get X+distance or y+distance, i could simply hit the x or the y on the keyboard after holding shift and snapping. In 18 (and who knows how many versions before this) hitting the x or y key only gives you a get x or get y super snap.

My question is: Is there a keyboard shortcut for get x+distance or y+distance?
If not, can I create one and how?

Thanks!

Chris
#68009 by ChrisHartman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:27 pm
ChrisHartman wrote:My question is: Is there a keyboard shortcut for get x+distance or y+distance?
If not, can I create one and how?

Thanks!

Chris



I should have specified....I am asking about version 18
#68012 by David A. Giesselman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:23 pm
Chris:

If you are feeling adventurous, you could modify your dcadwin.msg file to accomplish what you want.

  1. Back up the file dcadwin.msg before performing any edits!
  2. Open dcadwin.msg in a text editor
  3. Search for the following lines:
    • 129|X + Distanceª |Get Snap popup menu
    • 130|Y + Distanceª |Get Snap popup menu

  4. Modify those lines as follows:
    • 129|&X + Distanceª |Get Snap popup menu
    • 130|&Y + Distanceª |Get Snap popup menu

I believe this will give you the desired result.

Dave
#68014 by Roger D
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:58 am
Is that just the "&" or a special character you added at the front of the line.
And what will this do?
#68015 by David A. Giesselman
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:41 am
Roger D wrote:Is that just the "&" or a special character you added at the front of the line.
And what will this do?

Just an ampersand and it indicates an accelerator key to Windows.

Dave
#68025 by Roger D
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:59 pm
Still not sure how to use this feature???

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