where's the rest of the alphabet?
It would work right up to the point where I needed to put a note on the
drawing that had the letters I, J, L, P, U, V, Y
other than that it might save a few seconds a day.
Wonder how long it would take to get used to it, and fun it would be when I
went back to a "normal" keyboard
You could switch to a souped up keyboard with programmable keys like
the Logitech G15. It has 18 additional programmable keys for macros
or whatever. There are others:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
DAGS for 'autocad keyboard' or 'cad keyboard' and you'll get lots of
I would say, if you went through the trouble of (or already did) setting up
all your commands to only be on the left side of the keyboard, then maybe,
but even then, you'd still need to take up space with your regular keyboard
for any typing you did, and using only the left side of your keyboard for
commands is just as easy to do on a regular keyboard as it is on this thing
without having to spend the money. Unless for some reason you need the
extra space on your desk and can move the regular keyboard out of the way
(I.E. its wireless or something) I don't see any benefits, and the cost of a
slight learning curve and the money to buy the thing.
Now on the realm of the same type of question, has anyone ever used a tablet
for ACAD drawing, and if so, how was it?
Yeah, I got myself a 6"x8" tablet for a birthday a while back. Been
thinking of trying it for Acad, but it's bluetooth and my work computer
doesn't have BT. It works pretty nice, and you only need to be somewhat
hovering for it to recognize where the pen is, you don't have to actually
touch the surface. It's a Wacom Graphire, not the top of the line by any
means, but nice little gadget.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.