Hot Key for Clear selection ...

I have a user that would like to have a hot key to clear selections.
I do not see a keyboard item to customize. Hoping that someone out
there would have some insite on setting this up. Any help here would
be most appriciated. Also i have already gone through all of the ways
to call this up by RMB with the user and they still would like this
hot key ability.
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Mark
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Just use the 'ESC' key?
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Steve Rauenbuehler
The best hotkey I know for that is the Esc key. Works every time.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
Another thought - a macro to clear selections tied to a hotkey.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany
also, just clicking in a blank part of the graphics window will clear selections.
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kenneth b
Yes, but sometimes it works a little too well. There are a few examples, but one that I can think of right now is when you are working on an exploded view and you hit the Esc key, you exit out of the dialog box _and_ lose all of your work. It's caused a few outbursts of profanity from me over time. Just another example of those little inconsistencies that give SolidWorks 'character'.
Deb Dowding
...It's still waaayyy better than AutoCAD.
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Deb Dowding
If you're talking about clearing selections when you're outside of a command, then as others have said, either ESC or just click in blank space is as good a way as any.
If you're talking about inside a command, that might be trickier, because there can be multiple selection boxes in commands like loft, sweep, certain fillet types, etc. It would definitely require a macro if it can be done at all. Manually, it requires a rmb, delete selections.
Anyway, good luck.
matt
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matt
Matt is right here. the user was looking for this need inside of dialog boxes like in a measure window. I figured that this might be a unique item. i am adding it as a enhancement request to SWx to allow setting this as a hotkey.
BTW Thank you all for your input. MRW
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