Function Keys (Drafting Settings) Toggle Over-Ride

I know that the title for this post might be a little much, but I just wanted to call it what it is….

The “Drafting Settings” keys are especially useful when you learn the “Function keys” (ex. the buttons located above the numbers on your keyboard like F3 = OSNAP).

There are times when you may need to keep these on or off while drafting, and then you may need to turn one of these functions on temporarily. Instead of hitting the Funtion key to turn that tool on and then when you are finished, turning it back off… try holding down the Function key when needed. It will toggle this function key either on or off depending on whether or not it is currently on or off.

To see what  Function keys are available:

  • Right click over any of the “Drafting Settings” buttons
  • Then hover over the “Display” flyout.
    • This is also how you can turn on or off some of these toggles. For example, if you never use the “SNAP” button and don’t want to see it. Simply uncheck it from this list…

Below: Example using F3 button

Below: Exmple using F11 button

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2 Responses to Function Keys (Drafting Settings) Toggle Over-Ride

  1. matt says:

    You can also hold down SHIFT to toggle ortho

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