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    Default AutoCAD Keyboard

    I sent a quick email today to a keyboard manufacturer requesting an AutoCAD specific board.

    The idea received a positive reply, but the company is concerned if there is enough of a market for such an item. Would Autodesk be interested in embracing such a device? (i.e. link to on website, images for promotions, the basic etc.)

    So... My question to you.


    Would you purchase an Autocad Keyboard?

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by todw
    I sent a quick email today to a keyboard manufacturer requesting an AutoCAD specific board.

    The idea received a positive reply, but the company is concerned if there is enough of a market for such an item. Would Autodesk be interested in embracing such a device? (i.e. link to on website, images for promotions, the basic etc.)

    So... My question to you.


    Would you purchase an Autocad Keyboard?
    From the other thread - can you explain this. How would it be different?

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Don't think of it as a keyboard, but rather as a gameboard for AutoCAD use.

    Take a group of commands and organize them. The buttons would not be "A" or "H", but rather MOVE, COPY, ROTATE, LINE, etc.

    one press of the button issues an autocad command.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    So... basically taking the lower portion of the old digitizer tablet and turning it into a keyboard?
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    I would definetly buy something like this.....Pretty much what jmelanson said would be what I'd like to see....Keep us informed on any response you get from them....

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by jmelanson
    So... basically taking the lower portion of the old digitizer tablet and turning it into a keyboard?
    Yes. Right now that is the idea. When I recieve their schematics that may change, but right now my idea is a second keyboard that looks and acts like a digitizer.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Way ahead of ya -

    I picked up a $10 add-on number pad from the local computer store - these are basically the number pad section off of a normal keyboard that is a self contained USB device - and programmed each key with a customized command using a custom driver. The keypad also has a "mode" select button - you can switch from settings "A" to settings "B", which means some odd 40 keys of pure AutoCAD right there! Add that in with my Microsoft Keyboard that allows you to assign "F Lock" custom commands to the F keys, and there's another 12!

    This one is close but without the settings selection:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1091099798505

    Albert

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Im using a keyboard that I got from A4tech.com
    Has the keypad on the left which is nice for Right Handed mousers.

    Only thing I would like to see changed is the ability to relable the keys.
    I am using a printed out keypad diagram taped to my monitor so that I
    can remember what is programmed in my keypad.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by rhall.72202
    Im using a keyboard that I got from A4tech.com
    Has the keypad on the left which is nice for Right Handed mousers.

    Only thing I would like to see changed is the ability to relable the keys.
    I am using a printed out keypad diagram taped to my monitor so that I
    can remember what is programmed in my keypad.
    ya.....like a pop out cover on each key so you could stick in little pieces of paper with a printed icon.....(just like the old digitizers)....

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by slayer913
    Way ahead of ya -

    I picked up a $10 add-on number pad from the local computer store - these are basically the number pad section off of a normal keyboard that is a self contained USB device - and programmed each key with a customized command using a custom driver. The keypad also has a "mode" select button - you can switch from settings "A" to settings "B", which means some odd 40 keys of pure AutoCAD right there! Add that in with my Microsoft Keyboard that allows you to assign "F Lock" custom commands to the F keys, and there's another 12!

    This one is close but without the settings selection:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1091099798505

    Albert
    Your idea was exactly what i was going to do before I contacted the keyboard people. Sounds like one I was looking at OfficeMAX.

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