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Assigning CAD commands to a 6-button mouse.

A - answer If you have a mouse with multiple buttons you can assign them to AutoCAD (or Revit, Inventor, etc.) commands.

In AutoCAD, you can use the AUX menu section to define 4 buttons (the pick button is fixed) - see the AUX1-AUX4 items.

For more buttons (6,7,8...) and other CAD applications use either a special driver or map the additional buttons to accelerator keys in the mouse driver (e.g. Ctrl+F11) and then, in your CAD application, define/assign this accelerator key to a CAD command (typically in a Customize dialog/command).

Setting samples:

ACADLTADTMapRevitInventor
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Tip 11111:Inventor drawing diplays flipped, mirrored (as from underside)
Tip 10539:Using gestures in Inventor and Fusion 360.
Tip 10167:Keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Fusion 360.
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