function_key = modifier+key
modifier = any combination of S (Shift), C (Control) and A (Alt)
key = F1..F12, A-Z, 0-9, BS (Backspace)
The ASSIGN command can be used to define the meaning of the function keys F1 thru F12, the letter keys A thru Z, the (upper) digit keys 0 thru 9 and the backspace key (each also in combination with Shift, Ctrl and/or Alt).
The ASSIGN command without parameters displays the present key assignments in a dialog, which also allows you to modify these settings.
Keys can be assigned a single command or multiple commands. The command sequence to be assigned should be enclosed in apostrophes.
If key is one of A-Z or 0-9, the modifier must contain at least A or C.
Please note that any special operating system function assigned to a function
key will be overwritten by the ASSIGN command
(depending on the operating system, ASSIGN may not be able to overwrite
certain function keys).
If you assign to a letter key together with the modifier A, (e.g. A+F), a corresponding hotkey from the pulldown menu is no longer available.
To remove an assignment from a key you can enter ASSIGN with only the function_key code, but no command.
ASSIGN F7 'change layer top; route'; ASS A+F7 'cha lay to; rou'; ASSIGN C+F10 menu add mov rou ''';''' edit; ASSIGN CA+R 'route';The first two examples have the same effect, since EAGLE allows abbreviations not only with commands but also with parameters (as long as they are unmistakable).
Please note that here, for instance, the change layer top command is terminated by a semicolon, but not the route command. The reason is that in the first case the command already contains all the necessary parameters, while in the second case coordinates still have to be added (usually with the mouse). Therefore the ROUTE command must not be deactivated by a semicolon.
Define Command Menu
If you want to assign the MENU command to a key, the separator character in the MENU command (semicolon) has to be enclosed in three pairs of apostrophes (see the third example). This semicolon will show up in the new menu.
Presetting of keys assignments
|F1 HELP||Help function|
|Alt+F2 WINDOW FIT||The whole drawing is displayed|
|F2 WINDOW;||Screen redraw|
|F3 WINDOW 2||Zoom in by a factor of 2|
|F4 WINDOW 0.5||Zoom out by a factor of 2|
|F5 WINDOW (@);||Cursor pos. is new center|
|F6 GRID;||Grid on/off|
|F7 MOVE||MOVE command|
|F8 SPLIT||SPLIT command|
|F9 UNDO||UNDO command|
|F10 REDO||REDO command|
|Alt+BS UNDO||UNDO command|
|Shift+Alt+BS REDO||REDO command|
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