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Customize Your Mouse for AutoCAD
Tip# 3270 By Robert Zipprich On 27-Sep-2009
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Categories : CUI (Customize User Interface)
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
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Each mouse buttons functions differently, and in true AutoCAD fashion, almost each one can be customized.

Designer Robert Zipprich sends us a list of commands that you can use in AutoCAD with your mouse. "These AutoCAD mouse commands come standard out of the box as listed below, but they can be customized."

Middle Button = Pan
Shift+Middle Button = Orbit
Ctrl+Middle Button = Swivel
Left Button = Select

Shift+Left Button = Remove Selection

Shift+Right Button = Osnaps Menu

Ctrl+Right Button = Osnaps Menu


Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: The mouse is likely the most commonly used form of input when using AutoCAD. A standard mouse has three buttons: left, right, and center (or the scroll wheel). Each of these buttons functions differently, and in true AutoCAD fashion, each one can be customized (with the exception of the left button).

To customize the buttons, open the CUI, browse to the Mouse Buttons section, and edit the options as you see fit. There are options for using the Shift key, the Ctrl key, Ctrl+Shift, and the standard click. 

For even further productivity, many CAD users move up to a five-button mouse or a product such as the Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n52 programmable gamer device or a programmable 3D mouse like those from 3Dconnexion.  


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