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Tom G.

Create Viewport needs key command activation

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..........tired of hunting under View every time I make a viewport. Want key combo to do same.

Tom

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you can edit your workspace to add a keyboard command. i prefer to add the command to my right mouse click, it's easier than trying to remember the keyboard shortcut.

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They can't make everything part of the stock setup and what you might want as a keyboard shortcut, I might not want. I might want items that you don't, and so on. If you want to be really efficient at Vectorworks, edit your workspace to suit.

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Your advice is good for advanced users as they will be at a place where modifying the workspace commands is not too far off their beaten track. Most others won't/can't rise to that level of fine tuning. But again, for such a basic command, there should be a stock key command. Then everyone can benefit.

Tom

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I don't see how modifying a workspace is an advanced user skill.

IMHO pretty much everyone can and should improve the efficiency of their workflow by customizing for needs, habits, and unique neural networks.

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I do kind of agree with Tom a little here, viewports are part of the fundamental features of VW and you would have though that there would have been a button or shortcut already there out of the box, but on the other hand, when i first started using VW many many years ago, the very first thing that frustrated me was shortcuts that were different to other bits of software i was used to, so i changed them all, its dead easy and makes you work more efficiently....... if you are not using shortcuts for everyday tools, commands etc then you are not maximising you time!

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In theory, VW is software for professionals, so I don't have any problem with a bit of a learning curve. In my opinion, customizing the workspace is a skill that should be learned early on that curve.

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I agree with Gytis and NorCalLights. And not. Yes, it's for professionals. But anyone who has been using Vwks for a time has noted the increasing load of technique that must be mastered to use the program. The load on the backs of newer users--those without guru's at their sides--is huge. Do what you can to reduce the load. Period. Customizing to fit workflow is of course important. Didn't say it wasn't. I'm looking for common sense here, not tough love.

Tom

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