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JohnyShield
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Keyboard for AutoCAD.

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05-14-2012 12:21 PM

Make an AutoCAD keyboard from an ordinary keyboard in two steps.

 

Acad Keyboard.JPG


ReadMe.jpg


Installation

1.  Cut pictures with commands from the ReadMe file and attach them to your keyboard.
2.  Run Acad_Revolution.exe
Note. This app is for Windows based system and English version of AutoCAD. The default input language in Windows must be English.


How to Use

After the app is launched you have an additional keyboard mode where one button is one AutoCAD command. To switch between modes simply press Caps Lock button. You will notice that the letter H on the lower right corner of your screen will change to S. The letter H means Hotkey, the script is active; S means suspend, the script isn't working. When the AutoCAD window is not active all buttons work as normal, but don't forget to switch back before writing text in AutoCAD.

 

How Does It Work

The script is made in free program which is called Autohotkey. When you press, for example, the Q button the app sends "move" and then "enter". That is why, if you don't switch back before writing text in AutoCAD, you will type something like this
fillet
offset
matchprop
trim

 P.S.

I'm glad to answer to any questions and make changes on request.
Email: acadrevolution@gmail.com
Little donations are welcome. You could make them on PayPal using this link Donate.

 

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jimbowen
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Registered: ‎01-30-2013
Message 2 of 10 (3,910 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

01-30-2013 01:21 PM in reply to: JohnyShield

acad keyboards with shortcut keys have been on the market for 10 years. I've been using mine along with hundreds of other customers for years, they are great, much fast than a mouse, see link -

www.electronickeyboards.com/autocad-keyboards
Thanks,
Jim

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IvanShchitov
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-29-2013
Message 3 of 10 (3,016 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

09-04-2013 07:54 PM in reply to: JohnyShield

This app was transformed into an AutoCAD plugin. Many features, such as graphical interface for keys customization, were added. More information at:

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3Aonekeyshor...

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marec2009
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Registered: ‎10-21-2008
Message 4 of 10 (2,229 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

02-05-2014 03:28 AM in reply to: JohnyShield

I do not understant why you need this, I allmost for all commands use keyboard, 

move: type: M and push space button

erase: type: E and push spce button

polyline: type:    PL and push space button

...... YOU HAVE all command in help

 

SPACE BUTTON = ENTER BUTTON

 

F1    Displays Help

F2    Toggles text window on/off

F3    Toggles OSNAP

F4    Toggles TABMODE

F5    Toggles ISOPLANE

F6    Toggles COORDS

F7    Toggles GRIDMODE

F8    Toggles ORTHO MODE

F9    Toggles SNAP MODE

F10    Toggles POLAR

F11    Toggles OTRACK

3A      3DARRAY

3DO   3DORBIT

3DW   3DWALK

3F       3DFACE

3M      3DMOVE

3P       3DPOLY

3R       3DROTATE

A         ARC

AC      BACTION

ADC    ADCENTER

AA      AREA

AL      ALIGN

3AL    3DALIGN

AP      APPLOAD

AR      ARRAY

-AR    -ARRAY

ATI     ATTIPEDIT

ATT    ATTDEF

-ATT -ATTDEF

ATE     ATTEDIT

-ATE   -ATTEDIT

ATTE   -ATTEDIT

B          BLOCK

-B       -BLOCK

BC       BCLOSE

BE       BEDIT

BH      HATCH

BO      BOUNDARY

-BO    -BOUNDARY

BR       BREAK

BS        BSAVE

BVS      BVSTATE

C          CIRCLE

CAM    CAMERA

CH       PROPERTIES

-CH     CHANGE

CHA    CHAMFER

CHK     CHECKSTANDARDS

CLI       COMMANDLINE

COL     COLOR

CO       COPY

CP        COPY

CT        CTABLESTYLE

CYL      CYLINDER

D          DIMSTYLE

DAL      DIMALIGNED

DAN      DIMANGULAR

DAR      DIMARC

JOG       DIMJOGGED

DBA      DIMBASELINE

DBC      DBCONNECT

DC        ADCENTER

DCE      DIMCENTER

DCO     DIMCONTINUE

DDA      DIMDISASSOCIATE

DDI        DIMDIAMETER

DED       DIMEDIT

DI           DIST

DIV         DIVIDE

DJL          DIMJOGLINE

DJO         DIMJOGGED

DL           DATALINK

DLI          DIMLINEAR

DLU        DATALINKUPDATE

DO          DONUT

DOR        DIMORDINATE

DOV        DIMOVERRIDE

DR           DRAWORDER

DRA        DIMRADIUS

DRE         DIMREASSOCIATE

DRM        DRAWINGRECOVERY

DS           DSETTINGS

DST         DIMSTYLE

DT           TEXT

DV           DVIEW

DX           DATAEXTRACTION

E              ERASE

ED            DDEDIT

EL             ELLIPSE

ER             EXTERNALREFERENCES

EX             EXTEND

EXIT          QUIT

EXP           EXPORT

EXT           EXTRUDE

F                FILLET

FI               FILTER

G              GROUP

-G            -GROUP

GD             GRADIENT

GR             DDGRIPS

H               HATCH

-H             -HATCH

HE             HATCHEDIT

HI              HIDE

I                 INSERT

-I                -INSERT

IAD            IMAGEADJUST

IAT             IMAGEATTACH

ICL             IMAGECLIP

IM               IMAGE

-IM             -IMAGE

IMP             IMPORT

IN               INTERSECT

INF             INTERFERE

IO               INSERTOBJ

J                  JOIN

L                LINE

LA             LAYER

-LA           -LAYER

LAS           LAYERSTATE

LE             QLEADER

LEN           LENGTHEN

LI               LIST

LO             -LAYOUT

LS              LIST

LT              LINETYPE

-LT           -LINETYPE

LTS            LTSCALE

LW             LWEIGHT

M               MOVE

MA            MATCHPROP

MAT          MATERIALS

ME             MEASURE

MI              MIRROR

ML             MLINE

MLA          MLEADERALIGN

MLC          MLEADERCOLLECT

MLD          MLEADER

MLE           MLEADEREDIT

MLS           MLEADERSTYLE

MO            PROPERTIES

MS             MSPACE

MSM          MARKUP

MT             MTEXT

MV             MVIEW

O               OFFSET

OP             OPTIONS

ORBIT        3DORBIT

OS              OSNAP

-OS            -OSNAP

P                 PAN

-P               -PAN

PA               PASTESPEC

PE                PEDIT

PL                PLINE

PO               POINT

POL             POLYGON

PR                PROPERTIES

PROPS         PROPERTIES

PRE              PREVIEW

PRINT          PLOT

PS                 PSPACE

PSOLID        POLYSOLID

PTW             PUBLISHTOWEB

PU                PURGE

-PU              -PURGE

PYR              PYRAMID

QC               QUICKCALC

QCUI            QUICKCUI

R                   REDRAW

RA                REDRAWALL

RC                RENDERCROP

RE                 REGEN

REA              REGENALL

REC              RECTANG

REG              REGION

REN              RENAME

-REN            -RENAME

REV               REVOLVE

RO                ROTATE

RP                 RENDERPRESETS

RPR               RPREF

RR                 RENDER

RW                RENDERWIN

S                    STRETCH

SC                 SCALE

SCR               SCRIPT

SE                  DSETTINGS

SEC                SECTION

SET                SETVAR

SHA               SHADEMODE

SL                  SLICE

SN                 SNAP

SO                 SOLID

SP                  SPELL

SPL                SPLINE

SPLANE        SECTIONPLANE

SPE                SPLINEDIT

SSM               SHEETSET

ST                  STYLE

STA               STANDARDS

SU                 SUBTRACT

T                   MTEXT

-T                -MTEXT

TA               TABLET

TB                TABLE

TH               THICKNESS

TI                 TILEMODE

TO               TOOLBAR

TOL             TOLERANCE

TOR            TORUS

TP               TOOLPALETTES

TR               TRIM

TS               TABLESTYLE

UC              UCSMAN

UN              UNITS

-UN            -UNITS

UNI             UNION

V                 VIEW

-V               -VIEW

VP                DDVPOINT

-VP              VPOINT

VS                VSCURRENT

VSM             VISUALSTYLES

-VSM           -VISUALSTYLES

W                  WBLOCK

-W                -WBLOCK

WE                WEDGE

X                   EXPLODE

XA                XATTACH

XB                 XBIND

-XB               -XBIND

XC                XCLIP

XL                XLINE

XR                XREF

-XR            -XREF

Z                  ZOOM

The “dashed” commands open the command line options (no dialog box)

 

 

ALT+F8        VBA Run

ALT+F11      VBA Editor

CTRL+1        Properties Palette

CTRL+2        DesignCenter Palette

CTRL+3        Tool Palette

CTRL+4        Sheet Set Manager Palette

CTRL+5        Info Palette

CTRL+6        DBConnect Manager

CTRL+7        Markup Set Manager Palette

CTRL+A        Selects objects in drawing

CTRL+B        Toggles Snap

CTRL+C        Copies objects to Clipboard

CTRL+SHFT+C    Copies objects to Clipboard with Base Point

CTRL+D        Toggles coordinate display

CTRL+E        Cycles through isometric planes

CTRL+F        Toggles running object snaps

CTRL+G        Toggles Grid

CTRL+H        Toggles PICKSTYLE on/off

CTRL+J        Executes last command

CTRL+K        Hyperlink

CTRL+L        Toggles Ortho mode

CTRL+M        (No action)

CTRL+N        Creates a new drawing

CTRL+O        Opens existing drawing

CTRL+P        Prints current drawing

CTRL+Q        Exit

CTRL+R        Cycles layout viewports

CTRL+S        Saves current drawing

CTRL+SHFT+S    Saveas

CTRL+T        Toggles Tablet mode

CTRL+V        Pastes data from Clipboard

CTRL+SHFT+V    Pastes data from Clipboard as Block

CTRL+X        Cuts objects to Clipboard

CTRL+Y        Repeats last action

CTRL+Z        Reverses last action

CTRL+[        Cancels current command

CTRL+\        Cancels current command:smileyhappy:

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williamlam02
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Registered: ‎12-17-2013
Message 5 of 10 (1,803 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

04-02-2014 01:52 AM in reply to: JohnyShield

Thank you very much for the keyboard layout. very helpful indeed.

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command-digital
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Registered: ‎09-06-2006
Message 6 of 10 (1,149 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

06-18-2014 08:59 AM in reply to: williamlam02

Why not just use a product like AutoHook to program your existing keyboard?

 

http://www.command-digital.com/autohook.htm

 

Works great for hotkeys in AutoCAD. A great productivity booster.

 

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jimbowen
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Registered: ‎01-30-2013
Message 7 of 10 (1,145 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

06-18-2014 09:44 AM in reply to: command-digital
You have to use our acad keyboard. It sits vertical behind the reg
keyboard in front of your display, it detects your finger optically. So
there is zero pressure, you just tap it. All 90 keys are programmable
at your computer, so one tap can give you a 30 key string, then times 90
keys.
Thanks,
Jim
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jimbowen
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Registered: ‎01-30-2013
Message 8 of 10 (1,142 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

06-18-2014 09:59 AM in reply to: JohnyShield

The EKI keyboard is for professionals, please. How many times do you have to replace the stick-ons? How long does it take when you change PC's, can you use it on Mac and PC, or office to office, or job to job? you have to touch one key to appreciate speed.

Jim

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jimbowen
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Message 9 of 10 (1,141 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

06-18-2014 10:01 AM in reply to: IvanShchitov

Transformed, but with no software changes, no optical keyboard?

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jimbowen
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Registered: ‎01-30-2013
Message 10 of 10 (1,140 Views)

Re: Keyboard for AutoCAD.

06-18-2014 10:03 AM in reply to: marec2009

Do you do this with one finger, is it optical, can you program a 30 key string on 90 keys?

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