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I can't remember the key(s) to use to cycle forward on the last electrical components used. I know esc key goes backwards.  Can anyone help me remember the key to go forward?

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Any other short cuts you use to make the tedious task of electrical layout page simpler.  If so, please share.  It is my least enjoyable part of a project.

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I have hot keys set up for the electrical item placement. E,S = switch   E,L = light  E,R = outlet (receptacle) E,C = connection

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I have hot keys set up for the electrical item placement. E,S = switch   E,L = light  E,R = outlet (receptacle) E,C = connection

Great idea, I will look up how to set hot keys. Thanks!

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Geez, I hate to sound like a broken record about multi-button mice, but thru button mapping I have taken a lot of the pain out of wiring a home.  (with the exception of the wild connect arcs)

 

Just like Alan I have created hot keys, assigned to my mouse - see the attached picture.  Unlike Alan I needlessly complicated the hot key combination - the final letter points to the function like c - for connect, t - for 220 o - for outlet, etc.   I also include 1 for break which I occasionally use to tame the arcs. 

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Geez, I hate to sound like a broken record about multi-button mice, but thru button mapping I have taken a lot of the pain out of wiring a home.  (with the exception of the wild connect arcs)

 

Just like Alan I have created hot keys, assigned to my mouse - see the attached picture.  Unlike Alan I needlessly complicated the hot key combination - the final letter points to the function like c - for connect, t - for 220 o - for outlet, etc.   I also include 1 for break which I occasionally use to tame the arcs. 

Wow, looks like that would work well but there would be a learning curve for me.  I am such a creature of habit with my left and right click mouse that has a scroll wheel.  Did it take you long to adjust?

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Adjusting to mouse wasn't too difficult, it was memorizing the tool locations on the mouse.  I just kept a cheat sheet in front of me until it became rote.

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