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Registered: ‎12-02-2010
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(-) sign pulls up drawing menu

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12-02-2010 06:37 AM

Everytime I use keyboard commands that include a - sign, Civil3D always opens up the drawing menu.


For example, if I want to use the layer menu, I typically would put in -la to manage my layers via text commands

However, when I hit - , the drawing menu loads up and I need to escape from it (hitting the escape button 3 times!) before I can continue on my keyboard commands.


Is this a setting that I can turn off somewhere?  Thank you.

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Re: (-) sign pulls up drawing menu

12-02-2010 07:15 AM in reply to: SteadyT

I get the same problem. Normally with keyboard shortcuts you'll be able to modify them in the CUI, but I think this may be tied to default windows functions and may be accessable through registry only. Can someone from autodesk chime in?

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Re: (-) sign pulls up drawing menu

12-02-2010 07:30 AM in reply to: gccdaemon

There's a thread in the Acad2011 forums about this, with what appears to be a workaround:

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

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