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    I’m hoping to find a couple of AutoCAD users out there that have access to a tablet (Microsoft Surface, . . .), or 2 in 1, or convertible (Lenovo Yoga, . . .). Ideally, this touch capable devise will have a pen which allows for ‘hover’ functionality.

    I’m developing an Add-in UI that tries to compensate for some of AutoCAD’s current mouse and keyboard focus, and allow for more mobile field work.

    See these two screencasts to get a better idea of what I’m proposing:

    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/commu...f-4734419914f9

    https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...df6d68316.html

    I’m fairly close to a beta test release; if anyone is interested, and adventurous, let me know.

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    Seant know your work is great but could not the old old screen menu be used for a lot of this ? It was turned off by Autodesk but can be turned back on I found it great predefined info command line or input to lisps.
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    I was a big fan of the screen menu - it was AutoCAD's only Context Sensitive/Morphable interface for many releases. And I think you are right, it probably could be set up in such a way to allow for pen use. Finger use may be tricky, given the relative size of fingers, but that too may be accounted for in a highly customized menu.

    In a way, that's what I'm proposing here; a premade,highly customized, highly specialized menu. It does not bring anything new to the table. The commands are all the same, everything can be accessed in a somewhat familiar fashion - at least for AutoCAD users familiar with the command prompt input. Everything is just spaced differently to facilitate touch and pen.

    I guess if I really did want to be competitive with the Screen Menu I'd have to offer a way to allow individual users an ability to customize the interface, or button commands. Hmm, let me think about that.

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    As a quick rundown on the screen menu for those readers unfamiliar with the interface, see this thread:

    http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autoca...ht/true#M99181

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    Another feature I had considered for the Number Pad tab was to morph the presentation to offer Degrees/Minutes/Seconds input when AutoCAD prompts for angle. Are Degrees/Minutes/Seconds still used in any of the disciplines these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEANT View Post
    Another feature I had considered for the Number Pad tab was to morph the presentation to offer Degrees/Minutes/Seconds input when AutoCAD prompts for angle. Are Degrees/Minutes/Seconds still used in any of the disciplines these days?
    Yep they do here.

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    Any one doing survey work still works in DDD.MMSS big hint there, much easier than ddd mm' ss" old HP calculators have a ddd.mmss button. Being able to have a small device for doing infield survey functions would be good.
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    A screencast describing some modifications and new features:
    http://autode.sk/2jivXWk

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