I'm not sure how to phrase this question but here is the issue:
I am testing the LT 2012 version in Windows. I want to use the pan command which used to be a easily visible button, one click. In 2012 I have to go to View>Pan to acess the button, 2 clicks, If I type P I get a popup menu with every command starting with a P, with Pan at the top, click on Pan, 2 clicks again.
So, can I move the Pan button to the Home tab to make it simpler? Can I edit something so when I type P it knows I mean Pan and don't have to make another choice?
This is really slowing down my process and work flow, it's like stutter! Used to be a seamless flow of click, click, click. Now it is click, pause, search, click, pause, search, click.
And please, in your replies, if any, give me complete details and instructions. If I knew what I was doing, I wouldn't have to ask the question.
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LT2012 is no different than other versions, P and <enter> still works: it would appear you are being distracted by a new "helpful" feature on screen and assuming you have to do more than previously. Look up and turn off AUTOCOMPLETE variable.
The VIEW tab on the Ribbon has the PAN button if you prefer to seek-and-click commands: CUI command is there for you to move or copy it to any other locations, or you can turn on MENUBAR for the old pulldowns (and access it through VIEW menu), or add it to the top of your right-click menu.
This is to put the Pan button on the Home tab.
Type in cui at the command line. That should bring up "Customize User Interface." In the middle of the left panel search for pan.
Now, in the top of the left panel, drop down "Ribbon" and "Panels." Scroll down to a group of panels labeled "Home - ..." Drop down the one you want to put it in. Then, go back down to your pan command that you searched for and drag it into that top-left panel in the dialog box in a row that you want it in.
There, you just added the button to the Home tab. You might have to restart autocad to see it.
Thanks, that was just what I needed to know. I experimented and set the AUTOCOMPLETE delay to 1 second, that gives me time to react before the extended menu appears.
Thanks, next step for me is to experiment with the Ribbon to figure out how best to use and/or adapt it. My first impulse is always to set it as close to possible to my previous work setup, but often discover commands I have never or seldom used as I explore the new layouts.
Wasn't that what I was explaining to katie? (see screenshot of my last post) I was just trying to give detail because of
"And please, in your replies, if any, give me complete details and instructions. If I knew what I was doing, I wouldn't have to ask the question."
Don't fight! Yes, I do appreciate details in advice. Step by step is best to those of us who know how to use the program but tend to set it up at the start and forget how we got it there 3-4 years later. I know that many of these issues are easily solved but I often don't know what the reference words are to find the solution myself.
By the way, I liked the "Helpful" comment in quotes. In moving from 2008 to 2012 I am finding that improvements aren't necessarily an improvement. My usual method is to limit the set up of commands to those I use the most, then add others as the need arises. Too many cluttering up the screen just slows me down. It could be that I am using the program on a relatively simple basis even for LT.
I didn't mean to sound defensive. (To be perfectly honest, I learned what I told you from Dean and Charlie Shade) ***excuse me Charles***
If you're using a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can also just press-and-hold the scroll wheel to pan.
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