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Favorite SpacePilot button assignments

Question asked by Steve Krause on Oct 20, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2013 by Matt Gortner

I just inherited a spacepilot from someone that left the company and I'm wondering how I will like it. 


One thing I've gotten used to without it is that I assign Q to Measure and A to Mate.   When I want to select something to measure I use my left hand small finger to hit the control key and hold it down while I select with a right hand mouse left click, two points, lines or surfaces  --  then I release the control key and use the same left hand small finger to do measure or mate with a Q or A.   I've gotten quite used to this and use that technique a lot throughout the day.


With the spacepilot I can move around the model with the left hand on the spacepilot and there is a control key to hit hold down with my small finger while I select two points, lines or surfaces with the right hand mouse.   The control key on this model of spacepilot is not in the optimum place as it is small and not prominent between Esc and Alt but I could get used to that position.  But then I have to move my hand to hit the Q or A on the keyboard.   So I guess I need to assign a Measure and a Mate to some of the many other buttons on the spacepilot. 


Anybody else using a spacepilot (the rectangular mdoel with monochrome display) and does this make sense?