I’ve had an 8 key macro pad on my desk for a while now and haven’t been making very good use of it. Since I’ve been doing a bit more CAD work, why not setup some macros for CATIA.
The process is straight forward enough and comes down to knowing where to look. The Tools -> Customize menu.
The commands option has all the normal things you’ll find in the toolbars in CATIA. I filtered by all commands since I didn’t know what the constraints option would be listed under.
After selecting the command to create a macro for, hit the show properties button. With the properties open, the accelerator option is the macro input field.
Why not add a second while we’re at it too now.
Adding the CATIA Macros to a Max Falcon 8
Now time to get the macros setup on my macro pad, the max falcon 8.
This worked out pretty well. The macros execute consistently and are working well in my CATIA installation. These will hopefully make it a bit easier/quicker to model up new designs.