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turn ortho on and off at a single click?
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December 21, 2011, 03:02:36 AM
Is there a way to turn Ortho on and off with a single click of a button? I know Ortho can be set temporarrily by holding down the shift button but I want it to activate to Ortho until that same button is pressed again!

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Nick
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* December 21, 2011, 03:46:23 AM
#1
Do you use Snaps, or SEKEs? If you don't use Snaps, you can turn Ortho on there, and toggle it off and of using the Snaps button at the bottom of the IB. If you use Snaps... can't think of anything else at the moment... as I'm only on my 5th cup of coffee.

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* December 21, 2011, 03:56:05 AM
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for a single click as far I see it the ortho icon button would be the choice

http://www3.turbocadcommunity.com/tiki-index.php?page=Snap+Modes&highlight=ortho

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* December 21, 2011, 04:02:46 AM
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for a single click as far I see it the ortho icon button would be the choice

http://www3.turbocadcommunity.com/tiki-index.php?page=Snap+Modes&highlight=ortho

Nice... didn't even think of that... duh.  ::)

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* December 21, 2011, 04:09:48 AM
#4
I guess its what customization Workspace or UI end users have set up.Over course time I find some work under the default not taking full advantage of Tc features

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If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
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* December 21, 2011, 08:20:25 AM
#5
You do have the hotkey "Shift+O" to activate Ortho on or off.

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December 21, 2011, 09:23:07 AM
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I use the ortho button at the moment but would prefer to speed things up a bit by being able to use mouse and keyboard together.  single key hit such as the F8 key in acad works much better than having to keep going back to the ortho button. Can the shift+O be changed to a sigle key as it's easier to use and in a drawing session it's something I use a lot?

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* December 21, 2011, 09:40:55 AM
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You can do that.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 10:20:13 AM by GregT »

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* December 21, 2011, 09:45:40 AM
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re: …Can the "Shift+O" be changed to a single key…

Sure. Go to "Tools / Customize—›Keyboard" page. Go to "Modes / Snaps" in the dropdown list. Select the "Ortho" command. Click in the "Press new shortcut key" field and press on the F8 key. Press the "Assign" button. Close out of the Customize dialog. You can have two hotkeys for one command.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 09:48:51 AM by John R »

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December 21, 2011, 10:21:12 AM
#9
Thanks guys, just what I needed!

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December 30, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
#10
Just got round to the customising. Thanks again.

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