Spacepilot Pro-engineer dimensioning in drwg mode

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tonny
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Spacepilot Pro-engineer dimensioning in drwg mode

Post by tonny » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:24 am

Hello everybody,

I want to program the middle mouse button on a spacepilot key. How can I do that?

I don't want to use a mouse if not nescesary. I do use a tablet, which prevents me more for RSI.

Many thanks,

Tonny

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Post by Keith » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:06 am

Tonny,

To the best of my knowledge, this can not be done under the current driver.

Keith.
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Post by tonny » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:19 am

Thank you for your answer keith. Too bad it can't be done for now.

Tonny

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Programming the middle and/or right mouse button

Post by Spacer » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:50 am

Thanks also for answering.
Just would like to say that it would be nice, if mouse buttons could be replaced by space pilot keys (got already physical problems when doing a lot of drawing using the right mouse button) ... :(
Keith wrote:Tonny,

To the best of my knowledge, this can not be done under the current driver.

Keith.
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Post by takedownca » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:40 pm

Tonny,

Assuming you're using windows, look into using AutoHotkey. It is a versatile free keyboard mapping and macro utility. Specifically it's able to map any keyboard button (or button combination) to a mouse click. This would allow you to achieve what your looking for by using the following procedure.

1. Map a SpacePilot button to an unused function
2. Then map that unused function to a middle click using AutoHotkey

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Post by Spacer » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:19 pm

This works great ! Thank you.

takedownca wrote:Tonny,

Assuming you're using windows, look into using AutoHotkey. It is a versatile free keyboard mapping and macro utility. Specifically it's able to map any keyboard button (or button combination) to a mouse click. This would allow you to achieve what your looking for by using the following procedure.

1. Map a SpacePilot button to an unused function
2. Then map that unused function to a middle click using AutoHotkey
Pro/E WF 2.0 M240
WinXP Prof.

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Post by takedownca » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:32 pm

I'm glad Autohotkey was useful. It's saved me a lot of trouble on many occassions. Now and then I'll run into a repetitive action in ProE that requires the same exact on 50 dwg/prt files. With Autohotkey it's just a matter of recording the action and mapping it to a keyboard shortcut.

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