The ALT key has been a staple of SOLIDWORKS functionality for a very long time now. It is one of our primary modifiers to intact various functionality, or cancel automated functionality. The ability to cancel functionality has been extended into the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Routing Add-in!
When using the Drag & Drop functionality to pull a routing component from the Design Library — pressing the ALT Key will allow you to place a fitting and avoid the creation of a Route based upon placing the component. This means less trips to the cancel button to cancel the route properties setup after it auto-starts.
Stay tuned to the Javelin Blog for additional tips that may speed up your own workflow using SOLIDWORKS 2017!
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