M-Ferioli

Tab Key question

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When I drag a line, or wall, or resize a shape and hit the tab key it does nothing.  I though it should open a edit window so I can specify values manually?  I've seen this in videos and am wondering if I have a setting off somewhere.  The tab key does allow me to cycle through coincident objects in a job though.  Is this a hotkey setting?

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Are you letting go of the mouse button and hitting tab or are you hitting tab while holding mouse button? mouse button must be pressed for it to work.

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I've tried left mouse, right mouse, hold button with tab, release button with tab, in a different job...Im stuck.

 

also, I'm using OS X with a regular old dell keyboard

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I actually find it easier to use the right mouse button when creating walls (continuous mode) and then go back and select individual walls to assign the dimensions to other walls.

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Just to clarify here, this is the order of operation...

 

Press (do not release mouse button yet)>Drag>Tab (now you can release the mouse button)

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yup, thats what I'm doing.

  

I was trying to concentrically shrink a poly line solid and enter coordinates while doing it when I realized I couldn't.  With walls I can go back and adjust things but Im not sure how to enter coordinates after if I can't tab in while performing the operation.

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8 minutes ago, M-Ferioli said:

yup, thats what I'm doing.

  

I was trying to concentrically shrink a poly line solid and enter coordinates while doing it when I realized I couldn't.  With walls I can go back and adjust things but Im not sure how to enter coordinates after if I can't tab in while performing the operation.

 

Just noticed that you're using Interiors.   That's where your problem is.  Interiors doesn't have that feature.  You'll have to use dimensions or dialog boxes of one sort or another.  There are a lot of ways to resize things. 

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huh, thanks!  

 

Seems odd that they would leave that functionality out of interiors.  I would think interiors users would need that as much as any one?  

 

I used dimensions but got stuck on trying to figure this to for awhile until I went out and got stuck in traffic.  not sure which one was more fun. ;)

 

Thanks again for taking the time to help.

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