Guys, can I attach a shortcut in a mouse? It has 7 buttons and I would like to attach mate and smart dimension commands in it.
Not within SolidWorks. SolidWorks itself only recognizes three buttons. However, your mouse driver may be able to assign your extra buttons to shortcut keys. You can then assign those shortcut keys within SolidWorks.
There are mouse gestures that can do some of that. The space pilot pro also allows you to add some special short cuts to it for diffrent programs. So look at the drive like Josh suggested and see what kind of commands you can set up inside the mouse.
I use the Logitech Options software to map the thumb buttons of my mouse to different Solidworks commands. I made a specific keyboard shortcut to map so that pressing the thumb button won't act like just pressing the s key on the keyboard.
Then, in the Logitech options software, I made an application specific keybinding that matches the one I made in Solidworks.
If you don't have a Logitech mouse, I have used X-Button Mouse Control in the past to accomplish the same thing.
However, it really would be nice if Solidworks let you map to the buttons directly so that the thumb buttons would maintain their usual Windows function of forward and backward when you are in the open and save menu, and then use your desired shortcut when doing regular Solidworks stuff. Is there an feature request for this functionality? I think I've had at least one thumb button on my mouse for at least 15 years at this point, it would be great to not have to jump through hoops to achieve what should be basic functionality.
Ty, man. I downloaded X-button and it worked.
I'd encourage you to use Mouse Gestures. I use them often, and wouldn't want to work without them.
Glenn you adopt to new stuff so much better than I do. I barley have 4 gestures going and only really use 2 of them.
I use them frequently in sketch but in assembly it doesn't work well for me.
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