As a user I would like to set (in Preferences) my preselected sketch tool.
Every time when opening a sketch the “Line” tool is preselected by default. But, most of the time I need the rectangle tool. Unfortunately, “for whatever reason I’ve been unable to train my brain” (hello @RaptorPrinter) to switch the tool first when opening a sketch.
So, could you please provide us with a preference section for such settings, please?
From your question in the other thread I assume you’re using macOS, so another thing you might want to try is enabling hotkeys and use the hotkey “R” to trigger rectangle drawing: it’ll switch you into sketch mode and preselect rectangle as the active sketch pen. It also needs some training of the brain, but it might be easier – give it a try!
Hotkeys are a brand-new feature, available starting version 5.230, so make sure you’ve upgraded. You can find information on how to enable it and the shortcuts that are available in the manual:
This means you have not turned on Hotkeys yet. As it’s a brand new feature we are still testing, it is not on by default.
This is how you turn it on:
To manage shortcuts or hotkeys, go to Preferences > Single Key Action and choose between Command Search and Hotkeys . When the Command Search setting is selected, you can start typing anywhere in the workspace the name of the tool you want to use, and a search box will automatically appear. When the Hotkeys setting is enabled, you can execute tools with their equivalent hotkey, and start Command Search with ‘X’ or ‘Cmd + F’.
You need to be running at least version 5.230 for it. After turning it on, R will activate the rectangle tool immediately.