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Creating custom shortcut menus

With progeCAD, you can create a custom shortcut menu for commands you want to use frequently. You access the shortcut menu by holding down the Shift key and clicking the right mouse button or by clicking the mouse wheel (if you have one). Using any ASCII text editor, you construct the menu to conform to the Custom shortcut menu syntax and definitions as shown here:

***MENUGROUP=group_name
***POP0
     **menu_name
     [menu_name]
     ID_item_name [item_string]command

***HELPSTRINGS
ID_item_name[help_string]

Shortcut menu syntax and explanations

Item Explanation
group_name Menu group name.
menu_name Shortcut menu name.
item_name Menu item name.
item_string Menu item string (typically, the command name). The menu item string appears in the shortcut menu. To specify an access key for a command, insert an ampersand (&) immediately before the letter you want to use as the access key. Do not assign the same access key to more than one command.
command Command string. Begin the command string with "^C^C" (e.g., ^C^C_LINE) unless the command is transparent.
help_string Help string. The text in the help string appears in the status bar when you place the cursor over the menu item.

Automatic Menu Loading

Creating new menus and commands

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Saving menu files

Setting the experience level for menus

Starting commands using menus

Understanding menu compatibility

Understanding the menu compatibility

Add a command to a menu

Create a custom shortcut menu

Create a new menu

Delete a menu item

Import a menu file

Rename a menu item

Restore the shortcut menu defaults

Save the current menu to a file

See how progeCAD reads AutoCAD menu source files

Use the custom shortcut menu

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