MicroStation Tip: AccuDraw Focus

Written by:  Bob Mecham

If you have ever worked with AccuDraw you know keeping the focus in the AccuDraw dialog can be troublesome.  There is a setting in the Preferences that can make it easier.

1. From the pull down menu Workspace > Preferences > Look and Feel > Auto-Focus Tool Settings Window

workspace preferences auto focus toolsettings window

2. Check ON the Auto-Focus Tool Settings Window.

3. Click the Ok button.

Try it out by selecting the Move or Copy icons. Notice how the focus stays with AccuDraw dialog.

Additional practice with dialog focus

With this setup the focus will stop going Home.  If you want to go to Home so you can use your positional keyboard mapping press the Esc key.

To get the Key-in Browser dialog focus press the Esc key then Enter key.

To get to the AccuDraw dialog press the  Esc key then Spacebar.

To get focus back to the Toolsettings Window F10.

Bob Mecham

Bob is a partner at EnvisionCAD and is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, instruction, development, and customization of both MicroStation and InRoads.


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