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Hw to create Mapkey ???

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Hw to create Mapkey ???

I am working with Pro/E wf 5.0 and I need to know hw to create the map key in this

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1. Click Tools ▶ Mapkeys from the menu bar. The Mapkeys dialog box opens.
2. Click New. The Record Mapkey dialog box opens.
3. Type the key sequence that is to be used to execute the mapkey in the Key Sequence text box.
Note
To use a function key, precede its name with a dollar sign ($). For example, to map to F3, type $F3.
4. Optional: Type the name and description of the mapkey in the appropriate text boxes.
5. Click the Pro/E tab. Specify how the system must handle the prompts when running the mapkey by selecting one of the following options:
● Record keyboard input—(default). Record the keyboard input when defining the mapkey and use it when running the macro.
● Accept system defaults—Accept the system defaults when running the macro.
● Pause for keyboard input—Pause for keyboard input in the message area in response to a prompt while running the macro.
Note
The Pause for keyboard input option waits for you to enter a value wherever an user input is required while recording the macro.

6. Click Record and start recording the macro by selecting menu commands in the appropriate order.
7. If you create a new mapkey that contains actions that open and make selections from dialog boxes, when you run the mapkey, Pro/ENGINEER does not pause for user input whenever the dialog box opens. To pause for user input into dialog boxes, click Pause in the Record Mapkey dialog box to indicate when to pause while recording the mapkey. The Resume Prompt dialog box opens.
8. Type the prompt in the Resume Prompt dialog box. Then click Resume and proceed recording the mapkey.
9. Click Stop when finished recording the macro.
10. Save Mapkey to config.pro (Save Mapkeys field >> Changed)

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

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Click Help - Click Help Center , type in mapkey in the search field

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Re: Hw to create Mapkey ???

1. Click Tools ▶ Mapkeys from the menu bar. The Mapkeys dialog box opens.
2. Click New. The Record Mapkey dialog box opens.
3. Type the key sequence that is to be used to execute the mapkey in the Key Sequence text box.
Note
To use a function key, precede its name with a dollar sign ($). For example, to map to F3, type $F3.
4. Optional: Type the name and description of the mapkey in the appropriate text boxes.
5. Click the Pro/E tab. Specify how the system must handle the prompts when running the mapkey by selecting one of the following options:
● Record keyboard input—(default). Record the keyboard input when defining the mapkey and use it when running the macro.
● Accept system defaults—Accept the system defaults when running the macro.
● Pause for keyboard input—Pause for keyboard input in the message area in response to a prompt while running the macro.
Note
The Pause for keyboard input option waits for you to enter a value wherever an user input is required while recording the macro.

6. Click Record and start recording the macro by selecting menu commands in the appropriate order.
7. If you create a new mapkey that contains actions that open and make selections from dialog boxes, when you run the mapkey, Pro/ENGINEER does not pause for user input whenever the dialog box opens. To pause for user input into dialog boxes, click Pause in the Record Mapkey dialog box to indicate when to pause while recording the mapkey. The Resume Prompt dialog box opens.
8. Type the prompt in the Resume Prompt dialog box. Then click Resume and proceed recording the mapkey.
9. Click Stop when finished recording the macro.
10. Save Mapkey to config.pro (Save Mapkeys field >> Changed)

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

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Naveen,

your question inspired me. I have just written a little blog post on this topic: http://communities.ptc.com/blogs/hello_cad/2011/01/12/mapkeys

Maybe this is useful for you, too!

Bettina

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All,

I have mentioned most of this in this forum in the past, but here again:

1. You are not limited to the letters of the alphabet and the F-keys; you can use number keys and special character keys as well.

2. It is most efficient to use one-letter mapkeys for your most frequently used tasks, but not for all mapkeys, because you may "use up" the keyboard. Therefore, a good idea is a judicious mixture of one and two-letter mapkeys. Two is plenty because "the keyboard squared" is more than you will ever need.

3. Two letter mapkeys are quickest if they are the same key twice, AA for example, or immediately adjacent keys, QW for example.

4. If you are using two-letter mapkeys you cannot also have one-letter mapkeys beginning with the same letters. If, for example, you have "A" and "AS", you will never see "AS" because "A" will execute immediately.

5. Consider using the single keys in the lower outside corners of the keyboard for quick access. (For example, I use the Z-key for Regenerate and the "." on the number pad for Save-and-Delete-Old-Versions.)

David

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Most of our mapkeys are two-key.

Here are some of them, to give you some ideas:

F1: print to PDF (for release)

F3: print on A3

F4: print on A4

F12: print full size

ss: Save

cd: Change working Directory

rp: Revolve cut, use Previous sketching references (this drops you straight into sketcher, ready to create the next cut on a turned component)

ee: display Edges on/off (speeds up graphics with large assemblies)

zr: Zoom Refit

ii: Insert mode, Activate

rs: Regen Sheet (Update Current Sheet)

ro: Relate to Object

rv: Relate to View

cv: Copy, Paste Special (like Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V)

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