Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding mouse gestures, part of SOLIDWORKS: Tips & Tricks.
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- [Instructor] Mouse gestures are a great way to have quick access to different views or to different tools right at your tool tip. To get into mouse gestures go ahead and click on your right mouse button, and then quickly move in one or any direction you want. And notice this little wheel pops up here and you can choose which different orientation or view you'd like to see and then just keep going in that direction. Notice it spins around to that. And notice your model spins around to that view very quickly.
You can easily get back into that just by right mouse clicking and then choosing a different direction, maybe this one over here. It spins around to that. Now if you happen to be in a different mode, like a sketch, so if I start a sketch here at the bottom, now I'll use my mouse button, now I have the option to choose different mouse tools. Now I have the option to choose different... Now I have the option to automate... Now I have the option to choose different drawing tools. If I wanted a center line, just move right and it automatically chooses the center line.
Right mouse click again, choose a regular line. Right mouse click again, and I have a dimension. So I can quickly turn... So I can very quick... So I can very easily change from different tools. So I can very easily change from tool to tool using your top four or eight different mouse gestures. Now if you want to go in and customize the mouse gestures for your specific tools you might be using all the time, you can go up here and right-click on any one of these tabs. Right-click on one of 'em, come down here to Customize CommandManager, and then come all the way over here to Mouse Gestures.
Once you have that you notice we have the option for either four or eight mouse gestures. I can also click over here and say, show only commands with mouse gestures assigned. And you can see we have different modes, we have a part mode, assembly mode, drawing mode, and a sketch mode. So each different mode has the different mouse gestures you can... So each different mode has mouse gestures you can assign to each one of those different directions.
So each one of those modes has different mouse gestures you can assign to each one of those directions, whether it's four or eight gestures you choose. Go ahead and add... Go ahead and add or change your favorite tools here, click on OK, and then... Go ahead and add or change your favorite tools here, click on OK, and now your mouse gesture wheel won't be populated... and now your mes... and now your mouse gesture wheel will be populated with your favorite tools and ready to make your design...
and ready to make your designing that much faster. Thanks for watching and check back next week.