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Microstation: Assign commands to the keyboard

There are times when we need to go to a command very often, and when that command is not a click there is the possibility of assigning it to a button on the keyboard.

My technicians usually do this with saved macros or some keyin commands, which in Microstation does not have the same facility as AutoCAD, where the text commands are in the foreground. Among these, some common commands:

Xy = used to enter coordinates

dialog cleanup to lift the topological cleaning panel

Fence file to export to a separate file the contents of a fence,

dialog anotate to make annotations from the database to the map

dialog fmanager history to access the features that have been used without having to go to the feature manager.

How to do it

-Workspace> Function Keys. Here a panel is raised where we choose the function button, with the possible combination of ctrl, Alt or shift, so that we can have up to 96 possible combinations between the 12 function keys.

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An example

To give an example, if I want to assign the zero offset command on the F1 button, the procedure would be:

-Workspace> Function Keys

-Selected Key F1

-Press the edit button

- We unload the command dl = 0

-Ok, and we keep.

How to apply

Let's see how to apply it then. I want to copy to my drawing a series of properties that I have as a reference in my file.

-Select the objects to be copied

-Apply the copy command

-We click on the screen

-Press the F1 button

- And ready, with this we copied data without having to choose a point with the snap, and go back to it, it would be tedious if we are doing this with a lot of data.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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