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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

c_harshac_harsha Member Posts: 15 PRO
Hello,

Does Onshape allow to change keyboard shortcuts or create new shortcut? If so did anyone try this?

By creating new shortcut I mean, assigning to an existing command in Onshape. For example I use 'Space bar' to hide/show of a selection (part, assembly, mates, etc.) while using CATIA. Can I make same shortcut in Onshape?

Thanks.

Comments

  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 419 PRO
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,977 PRO
    edited November 2019
    The problem with custom keys from my experience is once you start changing them to suit your old CAD you can never get them to a point where the perfectly suits the new CAD system, the spacebar is a great example, as this has been set up as deselect in Onshape and this works hand in hand with the continuation clicking selection and extremely handy once you master it. Another problem is when teaching someone else, it is good to be on the same page with keyboard shortcuts and if they are remapped can make it harder, then you have to set them up with your short cuts. I really think it's better to learn the Onshape shorts and get them std for all users. 
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  • c_harshac_harsha Member Posts: 15 PRO
    The problem with custom keys from my experience is once you start changing them to suit your old CAD you can never get them to a point where the perfectly suits the new CAD system, the spacebar is a great example, as this has been set up as deselect in Onshape and this works hand in hand with the continuation clicking selection and extremely handy once you master it. Another problem is when teaching someone else, it is good to be on the same page with keyboard shortcuts and if they are remapped can make it harder, then you have to set them up with your short cuts. I really think it's better to learn the Onshape shorts and get them std for all users. 
    I can understand your point in exploring new/different (style) functionalities of Onshape. But after a certain extent, I feel its better for productivity to have my own custom keys. Like there are some short-cuts I employ (no matter what the CAD tool is) based on how I work on CAD. So, in my opinion its down to personal choice I guess, whether to learn given short-cuts or try to implement your own on few commands.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,610 PRO
    edited November 2019
    I'd probably meet in the middle.  Stick with OS's default shortcuts but map them to buttons on a CAD mouse to your preference and add macros as required.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • sune_petersensune_petersen Member Posts: 2
    Option to add and customize keyboard shortcuts would be highly appreciated. For instance shortcut for "select other" does not work on all types of keyboards i.e Danish. 
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