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gmyroup

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How do you execute most of your commands?
« on: November 21, 2008, 01:44:29 PM »
Your comments are welcome...

Gliderider

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 01:52:45 PM »
Command line, using aliases mostly.

deegeecees

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 01:58:33 PM »
One hand on the mouse, one on the keyboard, and one on a Dr Pepper... command line.

craigr

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 02:09:30 PM »
Toolbars and my Nostromo Keypad. - The Nostromo is great for CAD but also for other Windows prgs.

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 02:14:30 PM »
Command line, and my customized middle mouse button menu.
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jonesy

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 02:18:21 PM »
probably a good mix of all the above, depending on the command
Thanks for explaining the word "many" to me, it means a lot.

CottageCGirl

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 02:37:58 PM »
tool bars....soon to be palletts  and one hand on the keys

Spike Wilbury

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 02:38:56 PM »
what I use is not on the options:


My mind.

M-dub

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 02:44:00 PM »
I edited the poll to allow for multiple selections.  You might get a better result that way...


Bob Wahr

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 03:09:17 PM »
A bullet to the head.

command line actually.


M-dub, not sure I understand the editing of the poll.  Seems to me like while I'm sure everyone uses multiple techniques, they can only use one the most.  15 yards for flagrant abuse of moderation.  The penalty will be assessed on the kick off.

M-dub

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 03:13:15 PM »
*Throws flag*
Then what is the last option in there for?

I was using my 'powers' with good intentions.  If the OP wishes, I will change it back.

Bob Wahr

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 03:27:09 PM »
Then what is the last option in there for?
Maybe, just maybe, to give people the option of that response without having to select each choice individually.

What did you throw a flag for?

M-dub

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 03:32:03 PM »
Then what is the last option in there for?
Maybe, just maybe, to give people the option of that response without having to select each choice individually.

What did you throw a flag for?
PM sent to OP

Flag was thrown to argue your call.  Not a huge football fan.  Maybe that wasn't an arguable call.

Bob Wahr

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 03:33:42 PM »
Oh, it was a challenge flag.  It sounded like a penalty flag.

M-dub

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 03:36:16 PM »
Yep
So anyways... Back on track maybe?

My commands come mostly from the command line, a couple toolbars, pulldowns and a few shortcut keys.

Maverick®

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2008, 03:41:22 PM »
1/3 keyboard shortcuts, 1/3 toolbars, 1/3 voice commands.

*most days*

deegeecees

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2008, 03:55:54 PM »
1/3 keyboard shortcuts, 1/3 toolbars, 1/3 voice commands.

*most days*

Sounds interesting, part of the CAD package you're using?

I'd like to see some AutoCad coding for something like that (not sure it's possible).

Kate M

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2008, 03:58:05 PM »
If my knee-jerk reaction to this question was "firing squad", what does that say about me??  :evil:

deegeecees

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2008, 03:58:44 PM »
If my knee-jerk reaction to this question was "firing squad", what does that say about me??  :evil:

That you and Bob think along the same lines...

Bob Wahr

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2008, 04:14:57 PM »
And now Kate won't sleep for a month.

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2008, 04:20:49 PM »
Sounds interesting, part of the CAD package you're using?

I'd like to see some AutoCad coding for something like that (not sure it's possible).

An option.  It can be buggy. But when it works it is a huge time saver.  Makes people look at me funnier. 

"wall,2by6,start 29 ft.right, edit, 9ft, "   :-)

Birdy

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2008, 05:39:44 PM »
command aliases for the large majority of stuff.


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and once in a while:
undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo
undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo
undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo
undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo
undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo undo .....  :lmao:

Bob Garner

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2008, 11:23:06 AM »
Yeah, Birdy's right. 

No matter how I enter my commands, 90 percent of them are followed with repeated hits on the escape key.

You should have the command entry choice: "Usually by error"

Bob The G.

M-dub

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2008, 11:26:37 AM »
No matter how I enter my commands, 90 percent of them are followed with repeated hits on the escape key.

Oh, you must be talking about the shiny key up in the top left corner of the keyboard with the label worn off.   :-)

Notsober

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2008, 08:06:46 PM »
i didn't see the option for 'right-click'

but i suppose, or i'm guessing that has to do with my custom menu?

i right-click for my most commonly used commands... otherwise, I use aliases or toolbars.

t-bear

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2008, 09:14:25 AM »
I checked toolbars, digitizer (Nostromo N52) and command line, in that order.  The first two together would cover about 80% of my command execution though, with command line entry about 20%. I pretty much spend my day with mouse in right hand and N52 in left....naturally with breaks for donuts, tea, cookies, Dr. Pepper and chips.....naturally.  :roll:

Julie@Integra

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2008, 02:13:21 PM »
Probably 45% custom toolbars, 35% command line/aliases, and 20% customized menus.
I never use palettes (though I know I probably should). Haven't used a digitizer in I-don't-know-how-many-years.

Right hand's always on the mouse, while the left hand's at the keyboard. The hands just flyyyyyyyy on auto-pilot. In order to answer this poll/thread, I had to make a point of slowing way down and really paying attention.

And it was an excrutiating process, for the record.   :x   Really wasn't planning on thinking today. Sheesh.

Greg B

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2008, 02:20:26 PM »
Your comments are welcome...

You are funny looking.

t-bear

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2008, 03:47:00 PM »

In order to answer this poll/thread, I had to make a point of slowing way down and really paying attention.

Know the feeling...you get in the zone and it's like sitting there watching yourself....................time flies by.


Really wasn't planning on thinking today. Sheesh.
I've planned on not thinking *EVERY* day Julie...so far, the plan is a succeeding.............

Chris

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2008, 09:12:03 AM »
Command line, and my customized middle mouse button menu.
is that with mbuttonpan set to 1 or 0.  when it's set to 0, I would like to know how to override the default osnap menu that appears, as you get the same menu with a shift-right-click
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T.Willey

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2008, 12:32:54 PM »
Command line, and my customized middle mouse button menu.
is that with mbuttonpan set to 1 or 0.  when it's set to 0, I would like to know how to override the default osnap menu that appears, as you get the same menu with a shift-right-click
mbuttonpan = 0

And I load this in my mnl file, probable don't need it there, but it works so why stop it.
(menucmd "A1=custom2.AUX1")

And then the definition for ' AUX1 ' that is in my .mns file.
***AUX1
$M=$(if,$(eq,$(substr,$(getvar,cmdnames),1,5),GRIP_),$P0=ACAD.GRIPS $P0=*);
$P0=custom2.WILLEYSNAP $p0=*
^C^C
^B
^O
^G
^D
^E
^T
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Bob

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2008, 04:30:10 PM »
Mainly on the keyboard but I find the quickest way to insert blocks is by custom pull-down menu.

I couldn't live without my Steel Sections menu.

(BTW if anybody wants a copy, drop me a line. Be aware - British Standard Steel sections only, i.e. UC,UB,RSA,RSC,PFC,RSJ)

CADaver

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2008, 10:33:55 PM »
deja moo??

Big G

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2008, 11:55:06 PM »
Defintely keyboard entry....like to have my screen clear of interruptions....i do have my pipework blocks open in explorer and drag n drop into the drawing as i need....

FWIW - I have noticed that people who have recently learnt cad really dont know what the commands are behind the toolbars, and most tend to throw the toys outta the pram if/when they mess up their profile.....
Having learnt on R11 dos you had to know the commands as the old school screen menu took an eternity to find your command.....Is it mainly the 'old schoolers' use the keyboard entry....
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jonesy

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2008, 03:27:19 AM »
FWIW - I have noticed that people who have recently learnt cad really dont know what the commands are behind the toolbars, and most tend to throw the toys outta the pram if/when they mess up their profile.....
I've been a cad monkey for more than 18 years, but I'm likely to be upset if my profile gets messed up too... I have things like my custom tool palettes, and custom toolbars set up just how I like them... and the properties, xrefs and layer palettes set up for quick access (for me). For some commands I wouldnt dream of doing anything but keyboard entry, but for others, I like the convenience of my nicely arranged second monitor :)
Thanks for explaining the word "many" to me, it means a lot.

Bob Garner

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2008, 11:34:33 AM »
Good to see ya, Randy,

Your experiences have given me a lot of things to be thankful for today.

Bob G.

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2008, 07:11:39 PM »
Quote
I like the convenience of my nicely arranged second monitor

just got my shiny new pc and my second monitor this week....still working out this ribbon thingy on C3D :ugly: maybe its just me.....
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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2008, 12:14:50 PM »
Nice of the OP to start a poll and then disappear.

Deja vu indeed

Birdy

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2008, 05:33:25 PM »

gmyroup

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2008, 10:02:07 AM »
Good morning

By OP, I assume you mean the person who created the poll?  If so, I'm here, simply monitoring the results and comments.

Thanks for the concern :-)

Jerry

M-dub

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2008, 12:10:23 PM »
OP = Original Poster

Tankman

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Re: How do you execute most of your commands?
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2008, 04:25:56 PM »
A mix, command line, some drop down menus.

Most depend on what I'm doin' at the time.  8-)