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#81784 by DavidBergman
Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:00 pm
I need to refine my custom keyboard shortcuts, which have gotten a bit confused over several iterations of DataCad along with computer migrations over the years. One in particular is that my Alt L goes to one-line trim (which I like having a shortcut for) instead of line type (which I also would like). What do others use for these?

Actually, I'd love to see in general what custom MCR shortcut files folks are using. Were there examples in the old Cheapware files? I have a CD of all those, but no idea if there's something useful in there or maybe elsewhere here in the forums.

Thanks,

David
#81786 by joshhuggins
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:20 pm
To get ALT+L to go to linetype menu, I would probably use this code
L^;^S7^

To get ALT+L to go to the 1 Line trim menu, I would probably use this code
L^;^F9^F4^

Here is what I have for my MCR file.
Code: Select all// Arrows
// Old Arrows = A^1054#^;^S7^F1^S7^F8^S0^;^S6^S2^F9^0.05$^F0^F1^S0^S1^50$^S2^1$^S3^F1^S6^
// New Arrows = A^1054#^;^S7^F1^S7^F8^S0^;^S6^S2^F9^0.3$^F0^F1^S0^S1^6$^S2^1$^S3^F5^S6^
A^1054#^;^S7^F1^S7^F8^S0^;^S6^S2^F9^0.3$^F0^F1^S0^S1^6$^S2^1$^S3^F5^S6^
// Bisect Angles
B^b^F1^
// Change Text Contents (Will Trigger Sym Attribs When Cursor Is Over Symbol w/ Attribs)
C^170#^$^;^F0^S8^S2^F1^$^
// Dimension
D^;^S7^F1^S7^F8^S0^:^F8^F1^
// Enlarge
E^m^S0^F6^
// Fillets
F^48#^
// Offset
// Ä Geometry/Offset Dynamic Off
// ú Turn Offset Perpendicular On (Usually this is on from last use, this is just incase it got accidentally turned off before, needed for masking, uses last entered value)
// Geometry, Offset, Mask, Entity, All On = :^F6^F3^F5^F1^F1^S8^
// Bezier, Point, Text, B-Spline, Dimensions, Symbols, Xrefs, Scroll Forward = F3^F5^F7^F9^F0^S1^S2^S3^S7^
// Sym Attribute, Exit, Exit, Perp Distance Off, Perp Distance On (Ready for input) = F3^S3^S0^S0^F2^F2^
G^Ä^ú^:^F6^F3^F5^F1^F1^S8^F3^F5^F7^F9^F0^S1^S2^S3^S7^F3^S3^S0^S0^F2^F2^
// Hand
H^31#^F3^
// Identify Set All
I^·^È^;^S1^$^S8^S0^É^
// Join Lines
J^52#^
// Link (Group)
K^·^È^;^S1^$^S8^S0^É^32#^F2^$^
// Layer Manager
L^141#^
// Mirror
M^m^S0^F4^
// New
N^:^S6^F1^
// Object Snap
O^30#^
// Plotting
P^:^S5^
// Quit
Q^:^S9
// 3 Point Arc
R^1072#^;^S5^F2^
// Stretch
S^m^S0^F5^
// Text
// Add Color Cyan ;^S7^S7^F5^S0^
T^ñ^;^S6^S8^F3^0.0$^F7^1$^F8^F5^S0^S9^F6^S0^
// ClipCube
U^143#^
// 3D Views
V^106#^S9^
// Window Extents
W^:^S8^F1^
// Point to Point
X^26#^F4^
// Directory
Y^34#^
// Change Menu
Z^;^F0^


FWIW, I have CTRL+1 go to 1 Line Trim, and CTRL+2 for 2 line trim, set by editing the DCADWIN.MNU file. Below are my DCADWIN.MNU entries that have a shortcut assigned to them. I removed the non-assigned lines to make it easier to read here.
Code: Select allNew|Ctrl+N|Create new file
Open...|Ctrl+O|Open existing file
Save|Ctrl+S|Save changes to current file
Save As...|Ctrl+Shift+S|
Import|Ctrl+I|
On Layers|Ctrl+G|
Print...|CTRL+P|Print your drawings
Undo|Ctrl+Z|Undo the last operation
Redo|Ctrl+Y|Redo the previously undone operation
Cut|Ctrl+X|Cut selected entities to the clipboard
Copy|Ctrl+C|Copy selected entities to the clipboard
Paste|Ctrl+V|Paste entities from the clipboard
Clipboard Select|Ctrl+E|Select entities to cut, copy, or paste
1 Line Trim|Ctrl+1|Trim to a line
2 Line Trim|Ctrl+2|Trim two intersecting lines together (pick segments you want to keep)
Free Trim|Ctrl+F|Trim lines to nearest intersecting line(s)
Multi-view|Ctrl+W|Toggle display of Multi-view Windows On or Off
Object Viewer|Ctrl+Shift+R|Launch Object Viewer
Bitmap|Ctrl+B|Insert reference to bitmap
Manager|Ctrl+R|Manage external DataCAD file references
Orphans|Ctrl+Q|
Divide|Ctrl+D|Divide entities into equal parts
Next|Ctrl+Tab|
Reference Manual|Ctrl+F1|Open Reference Manual
Spelling|Ctrl+F7|Check file for spelling errors
Symbol Browser|Ctrl+T|Toggle display of Symbol Browser On or Off
Lock Toolbars|Ctrl+L|
Paste As Symbol|Ctrl+Shift+V|Paste entities from the clipboard as a Symbol


If you need a quick guide on Datacad's shortcut macros, I had one on my website (it's still offline :? ) but you can find a copy at the Internet Wayback Machine here
https://web.archive.org/web/20210508172 ... -toolbars/

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