It would sure be nice if there was an option in InfraWorks that would make it emulate AutoCAD's button assignments.
Working with both programs I find it difficult to move back and forth between them and effectively use the mouse. I used it without thinking in AutoCAD for many years and now IW has me so messed up I can hardly pan the screen.
I would guess I am not the only AutoCAD user who would appreciate this.
I second that, also the assignment of 3D-Connexion devices seems strange (and ignore the settings in the driver itself).
- alfred -
There is a setting in the Application Options that may make it easier: Options > Navigation > Invert Pan/Orbit mouse buttons. At least then you pan with the left mouse button, similar to the Pan command in AutoCAD.
There's no setting (that I know of) to use the middle mouse button to pan... but I tend to not spin around accidentally with this option set.
>> At least then you pan with the left mouse button, similar to the Pan command in AutoCAD
Excuse me sir, in AutoCAD we do the PAN with holding the middle mouse button (wheel). (whereas <SHIFT> <middle mouse button> does the orbit in AutoCAD).
- alfred -
I think Charlie is referring to the actual Pan command, but hardly anyone uses that anymore, at least not those who own a mouse with a wheel.
Anyway, it's a wishlist item, Charlie, if you can pass it on...
unless you care about osnaps in which case mbuttonpan = 1 causes lousy osnap habits. Running osnaps are a killer and inaccurate when more than one modes set, and inaccurate even with a mode set as they allow a pick even if you miss an endpoint.
setting mbuttonpan to 0, then using middle click to open osnap menu, then type mnemonic (never pick it...) is way more exact and stps the incessant F3 key being pressed to toggle osnap on/off.
If you want both, set F11 to osnap menu and mbutton pan to 1, then mouse settings to assign keystroke F11 to middle button, you simulate mbuttonpan to 1.
What I am saying here is that we would like the ability to assign any button the press and drag pan action, not just the middle button.
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