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Keyboard shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts allow fast activation of various commands, by pressing shortcuts on the keyboard.

 

VideoCAD has:

 

Predefined shortcuts which cannot be changed;
Customizable shortcuts which can be adjusted according to users' preferences.

 


 

       Predefined shortcuts

 

F1 Call Help information of interface element, box or window, which has the input focus.

 

Ctrl+A Select all objects in the current layout.

 

Ctrl+TAB Switch to the next layout in turn.

 

Ctrl+Space bar Save the active camera and activate the next camera in turn in the current layout.

If there is no active camera in the current layout, then a camera with the minimal number will be activated.

 

ESC Stop the current operation, if an operation is executed. If no operation is executed, switching to the Select/Edit mode.

 

DEL Delete selected objects.

 

Spacebar Pressing Spacebar when constructing a double line, wall, aperture in wall enables to switch the orientation of the second line (side) relatively to the first  one quickly.

 

+ (plus on the digital keypad) Zoom in, if the input focus is on the Graphics area.

- (minus on the digital keypad) Zoom out if the input focus is on the Graphics area.

 

When Alt is pressed, it is possible to move drawing in the Graphics window using arrow keys and change scale using + plus and - minus keys irrespective of the input focus.

 

Ctrl has several purposes:

 

Changes the selection logic
Allows moving the horizontal projection vertically apart from the vertical one using the middle mouse button or the button Move drawing.
If Ctrl is not pressed, then the whole drawing moves, if Ctrl is pressed, the horizontal projection moves only.
If Ctrl is pressed and held down when editing rectangle, mask, inclined rectangle, filling or 3D image by moving pink grips, then one point move only. If Ctrl is not pressed when editing these objects, then several points will move at a time, the editing object remain square.
If Ctrl is pressed when editing a double line, wall, aperture in wall then only one line will be moved. If Ctrl was not pressed when editing these objects, the whole double line (wall, aperture) will be moved.
If Ctrl is pressed during Illuminator editing by moving pink grips, then angle of radiation and light intensity distribution curve will be changed. If Ctrl is not pressed, then illuminator will be rotated as a whole.
If Ctrl is not pressed at changing the common scale, then the scale changes roughly which is convenient at navigation. If Ctrl is pressed, the scale changes with the less step which is convenient for the precise drawing positioning before printing or saving. The effect of reducing zoom step presents in the Graphics window, in the 3D Models and 3D World.
If during changing the line type of selected objects by the Change line type tool, to press and hold Ctrl, then the selected objects will also change their minimum and maximum height according to the chosen line type . If Ctrl is not pressed, the heights remain unchanged.

 

       Customizable shortcuts

 

Customizable shortcuts are seen in the Main menu of the Graphics window during the program operation. These shortcuts can be changed on the Keyboard tab in the Options box. Shortcuts can be assigned to any item of the Main menu of the Graphics window.