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New to NanoCAD - Questions on customisation (mimic AutoCAD)

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#1 Mykel


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:22 PM

Hi All

New NanoCAD user. I found this in my quest to find an solution for a home use "version" of AutoCAD. I have used ACAD for about 20 years in my electrical design etc (all 2D work), and find it a very comfortable way to do a lot of my designing with and wanted something for at home as well.

The issue I am faced with now is that with using ACAD for so long with my personal customisations that muscle memory kicks in all the time and I am very slow with NanoCAD.

So, is it possible to do the following with NanoCAD.

Emulate the pgp file from ACAD. I have a lot of customised shortcuts. e.g. the standard L for line, but c for copy (instead of circle). cr for circle etc.

I use one hand on the keyboard and one on the mouse, and the right click is enter - NanoCAD does not seem to do this, even though I though I found the option to have right click as enter. My use is (as an example a line), L with the left hand , right click with the right hand and start drawing (using ortho modes - none of this using co-oridnates etc). Have I missed something obvious in the setup of NanoCAD and if so where do I go to get this finctionality.

If this is all answered somewhere else, please just point me in the right direction. I did do a search but at the time of writing this post, had found nothing.



#2 shane


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 05:46 PM

I am in the same situation transferring from Autocad to Nanocad.

I have pretty much got Nanocad set up as I am used to except 'enter' from mouse as per the previous question.

If I click a command with the pointer and then press right it enters and starts the command, this was easy to set up.

My problem, if I type a command to the command line, 'di' for example, press return from the keyboard that works fine, but I am used to right clicking on the mouse to start the typed command. However, if I do this the popup menu is displayed and the typed command not enered, is there some way to amend this, learned muscle memory is difficult to forget and it is causing me issues.

I hope you can help, otherwise very impressed with the software.

#3 Kreator

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 11:54 AM

Hi. No idea how to make RMB work like Enter for the command line, but you could use Space instead - easy to get used to.

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