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CATIA Mouse Button Shortcuts

Tutorial by Tomi
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I finally managed to do it.

I have 'Button 4' configured for 'Constraints' and 'Button 5' configured for 'Hide/Show', which has improved my workflow nicely.

I assigned keyboard shortcuts to the commands in CATIA, and then use software 'X-Mouse Button Control' to assign those commands to the extra mouse buttons, which you could probably also with any software that came with your mouse.

  1. Step 1:

    In CATIA, set a keyboard shortcut for the desired command.

    Go to: Tools > Customize > Commands (tab)

  2. Step 2:

    Select: All Commands (from 'Categories' list) > Hide/Show (from 'Commands' list) > Show Properties

  3. Step 3:

    Type in a keyboard shortcut command in the 'Accelerator box'.

    For example: Ctrl+h

    Then close the 'Customize' window

  4. Step 4:

    Download and open 'X-Mouse Button Control'.

  5. Step 5:

    Add a new 'Application/Windows Profile'

    Select: cnext.exe

    Give it a name, such as 'CATIA'.

  6. Step 6:

    Identify the mouse button that you wish to assign a shortcut to and from the drop down menu select: 'Simulated Keys (undefined)'.

  7. Step 7:

    Use the instructions to enter the custom keyboard shortcut and then click 'OK'.

    To enter 'Ctrl+H', type: {CTRL}H
    To enter 'Ctrl+J', type: {CTRL}J

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