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Assigning Shortcut Keys to Macros

Question asked by Shawn Mills on May 6, 2008
Latest reply on May 7, 2008 by Wayne Tiffany
I get an error message when ever I try to assign a "alt+(some letter)" to a macro shortcut. I use the following method to assign the short cut key stroke:

1) Right click and select customize.
2) Right click on the macro icon on the macro toolbar to open the macro window.
3) Click in the short cut key box.
4) Use the keyboard to assign the key stroke I want.

If I click the "alt" key and another key at the same time I get a pop up that says the "key is already assign". I then have to click the "OK" button in this pop up 14 times in order to get the window to finally close. Then if I type the letter I used with the "alt" key before it places "alt+(that letter)" in the shortcut box. This assign key stoke then works.

Am I missing a step or is this a bug in SolidWorks? I am running 2008 sp3.1.

I cannot assign shortcut keys to the macros in the keyboard tab of the customize window because the macros are not listed.