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 How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? 

Last post Mon, Nov 5 2012 1:50 PM by Mstrghettorigg. 5 replies.
Started by steve 22 Jul 2008 07:04 AM. Topic has 5 replies and 2840 views
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  • Tue, Jul 22 2008 7:04 AM

    • steve
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    How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? Reply

    Is there a SKILL code which will enable me to move parts in Allegro, by grid
    values, using arrow keys? I want to select the part and then hit the shift-left
    arrow key to move the part one grid point left. Pressing shift-left twice will
    move the part two grid points. It will be just like moving the part in the
    direction I want but with more control.

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  • Thu, Jul 24 2008 8:42 AM

    • ScottS
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    Re: How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? Reply

    Sounds like you have used Mentor Expedition before.  That would be nice to have.

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  • Fri, Jul 25 2008 9:18 AM

    • redwire
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    Re: How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? Reply

    For now, not having a direct solution, you could map your keys such as F5, F6, F7,F8 to do the same thing.

    There is no intellgence between mapping and the grids but you could do something like:

    alias F5 ix -5

    alias F6 ix 5

    alias F7 iy -5

    alias F8 iy 5

    Writing a wrapper in skill to assign the keys that way is not difficult.  I have never tried to intercept the arrow keys so I am not sure if they can be intercepted or not. 

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  • Fri, Nov 2 2012 9:33 AM

    Re: How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? Reply
    Has anyone figured out a good way to do this? I tried assigning it to the arrow keys, but it will always place it down so I have to pick it back up and press the arrow again. If anyone has found a solution i would appreciate it if you could share it. Thanks!
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  • Fri, Nov 2 2012 11:11 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? Reply
    The arrow key functions are fixed but you can use the Shift modifier to move components by grid, this has been in the product since 16.3, any license level. Check the algPN.pdf in the doc\algPN directory of the installation for the Product Notes on this change.
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  • Mon, Nov 5 2012 1:50 PM

    Re: How to move parts by grid values using arrow keys? Reply

    Hi Oldmouldy,

    Thank you for the feedback.  I was trying to figure out why it wasn't working, but it was because I was not in the application mode.  I was hoping I could get this to work without going into the application mode since I usually do not use application mode.

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