3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2013 9:20 AM by Mason Morton

    SW "MICE" Equivalent

    Mason Morton

      Solid Edge has a set of shortcuts for point location within a sketch. MICE stands for midpoint, intersection, center and end. While drawing a line (or other sketch elements),you can hover your mouse near the end of a line segment, edge, arc, etc. and hit the E key and it will automatically start the line at the closest end point of the element you're hovering over. Or you can hover over a circle/arc and hit C and the line segment will start at the center of the circle. It speeds up sketching by allowing you not to have to hunt for points as much.

       

      Does SW have anything like this? It's extremely useful.

        • Re: SW "MICE" Equivalent
          Josh Brady

          No, just the entity snap, which works by hovering your mouse near the endpoint, etc...

           

          Does MICE let you snap from a farther distance, letting you be less precise with your mouse movement?

            • Re: SW "MICE" Equivalent
              Mason Morton

              Yes, your mouse can be anywhere over a line segment/arc and if you hit M, it will act as if you clicked on the midpoint of the entity. This works with dimensions, relations, etc. I find it very useful in a crowded situation or if you want it to connect to a certain entity that is connected to other entities at that point for whatever reason. Easy way to create a concentric circle too.

            • Re: SW "MICE" Equivalent
              Jeff Holliday

              It does sound like useful ability in certain circumstances. Personally, entity snap works good enough for me without having to "key-in" a prompt. None of us works exactly the same way - if we did there would only need to be 1 Software package

               

              You could enter an "enhancement request" to have it evaluated.