I am an architect who spends alot of time drafting in Autocad 2007, so I thought I might increase my productivity by switching to a specialized mouse. After doing some research I recently bought the Logitech MX-1000 (http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Logitech%20MX%201000%20Pointing%20Device:1991571042;_ylt=Ama7vUdQ6i14Tssdy.gbB.obFt0A;_ylu=X3oDMTBic2hxMGNhBGx0AzQEc2VjA3Ny?clink=dmps/logitech_mx_1000/ctx=mid:5,pid:1991571042,pdid:5,pos:1,spc:14489115,date:20070327,srch:kw,x
) and now I am trying to tweak it with Autocad.
The mouse comes with software that allows me to "program" all six of its buttons to one of 6 or 7 different options. The one i'm interested in is using the extra mouse buttons to simulate keystrokes that I make in Autocad. For instance, I type the keys "C" + "O" + enter to copy a line while i'm in Autocad. The problem is that the Logitech software only allows me assign one alphanumeric keystroke to a button or to assign a combination of function keys. For example, I can assign the keystrokes ctrl+alt+4 or alt+del and so on, but if I'm starting with letters, such as my "C" + "0" command, I am only allowed to use one keystroke.
I hope this is making sense so far.
So to get more to the point, I am wondering if there is some way I can assign a function key combination to do an autocad command like copy object or move object, etc. For example, could I make the keystroke combination ctrl+alt+5 perform the copy object command in Autocad? This way I'd be able to assign that combination to the mouse button in the Logitech software and it will copy objects in CAD when I press it. I've heard macros may be a solution to this, but I honestly have no idea where to start with them.
Well I hope this isn't an overly confusing post...I'm looking forward to hearing any suggestions you guys have, and I thank you so much in advance for your time and help.