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tilt441
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Mouse Button Assignments...

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02-19-2010 10:42 AM
Currently using AutoCad Lt 2004. I use my middle 'scroll wheel' button as the 'real-time pan' when pushed down, and the 'scroll wheel' itself for zooming in and out. With all these new mice coming on the market, nearly 100% of them have the "tilt" or "4 way" scroll wheel. This is severly disrupting my drawing flow as when I'm zooming and panning around, I often don't get the middle button pushed perfectly directly down. At least 50% of the time it 'tilts' off to the right......thus my 'real-time pan' doesn't occur.

I like the new wireless "blue-track" technology mice, yet every one of them has the "tilt" or "4 way" scroll.

So I have 2 questions...

Does anyone know of a wireless mouse - with blue-track - that DOESN'T have the "tilt" or "4 way" scroll?
or
Does anyone know how I can assign (within AutoCad) the functionality of the "tilt" or "4 way" so that it also does 'real-time pan' - thus not interupting my work flow?

Thank you,
Lyle
*Dean Saadallah
Message 2 of 11 (1,306 Views)

Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-19-2010 11:23 AM in reply to: tilt441
There is no control in AutoCAD for tilting mouse buttons: you use the mouse
driver to assign it a keyboard function, then in AutoCAD to assign that
keyboard function to do 'something'.

But that means in ALL of your apps that button assignment is stuck at
whatever setting you want to use in AutoCAD.

LT2004 does you no favors in easy assignments for keyboard buttons: post
back when you are ready to tackle that and someone around here can help I am
sure.

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tilt441
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-19-2010 01:38 PM in reply to: tilt441
I understand what you're saying. I guess the only issue though, is that the microsoft mouse driver software does not allow for 3 assignments for the scroll wheel as 3 separate clicks (tilt left - middle click - tilt right) - but rather you can assign only one item to the scroll wheel 'button'. To allow AutoCad's 'real-time pan' to work, the middle button has to be assigned as "middle-click".

There has to be more people than just me that use the middle scroll button as the 'real-time pan' in AutoCad. How are they coping with the 'tilt' scroll wheel? Are you just putting up with half the time you click it, you need to re-click it in a more forceful straight-down manner (which really throws me off my speed in zooming and panning)? Or does the newer versions of AutoCad have some completely different thing that I'm just not aware of - and thus I'm just a dinosaur?
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-19-2010 02:14 PM in reply to: tilt441
I dislike tilting roller buttons and do not use them: good quality
non-tilting devices are around, just look beyond your local retail
mega-mart. No one mouse is good for everyone.

I get 100% middle-button function 100% of the time.

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Dean Saadallah
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tilt441
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-19-2010 05:42 PM in reply to: tilt441
I appreciate your responses. I guess I have some leg work to find a mouse with no 'tilt'.
*George Drayton
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-19-2010 07:59 PM in reply to: tilt441
I turn off the left-right tilting/panning in my Logitech driver and set
the scroll wheel for "middle Button".
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tilt441
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-19-2010 09:25 PM in reply to: tilt441
I have a Microsoft Wireless 5000 here, and attempted that very thing. I shut off the side-to-side tilt, and set the middle button to 'middle-click' in the mouse dialogue box. But back in LT2004 it made no difference. If the left or right action was hit instead of straight down, it just did nothing. Straight down does the 'realtime pan' still, but once again accidentially hitting left or right was no joy.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-20-2010 04:49 AM in reply to: tilt441
I think the OP is having a mechanical issue, not a driver one.

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Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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*jg
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-22-2010 05:11 AM in reply to: tilt441
I have had the same issue. I recommend using a Logitech mouse and using
the software to setup the vertical press and left/right tilts as all
being middle button, but Logitech allows you to set it for all or just
for autocad. It's a good solution for me.

On 2/19/2010 1:42 PM, tilt441 wrote:
> Currently using AutoCad Lt 2004. I use my middle 'scroll wheel' button as the 'real-time pan' when pushed down, and the 'scroll wheel' itself for zooming in and out. With all these new mice coming on the market, nearly 100% of them have the "tilt" or "4 way" scroll wheel. This is severly disrupting my drawing flow as when I'm zooming and panning around, I often don't get the middle button pushed perfectly directly down. At least 50% of the time it 'tilts' off to the right......thus my 'real-time pan' doesn't occur.
>
> I like the new wireless "blue-track" technology mice, yet every one of them has the "tilt" or "4 way" scroll.
>
> So I have 2 questions...
>
> Does anyone know of a wireless mouse - with blue-track - that DOESN'T have the "tilt" or "4 way" scroll?
> or
> Does anyone know how I can assign (within AutoCad) the functionality of the "tilt" or "4 way" so that it also does 'real-time pan' - thus not interupting my work flow?
>
> Thank you,
> Lyle
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tilt441
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Re: Mouse Button Assignments...

02-22-2010 08:17 AM in reply to: tilt441
OOooooo. So you're saying that you can set the 3 different middle clicks (left-middle-right) to "middle-button" with logitech software? If that's the case, that's my savior!! It's funny that you can do that with logitech software, yet not with the microsoft software. Certainly going to check this out - thanks for the tip!!!!
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