Techniques of using Shift keyboard in ZWCAD
May 20, 2011
Shift key on the keyboard is useful for drafting. You want to know some techniques of using the Shift key.
To add or delete entities with Shift key.
After select some entities in the drawing, you want to add more entities to the selection set or delete some entities which are already in the selection set, you can press Shift key on the keyboard and then pick the entities that you want to add or delete.
Note: This way work only if the ‘Use Shift to add to Selection’ option in Options dialog box is checked.
Use Shift key to snap the specific point.
With the Entities Snap feature, we can advance the definition to design our works. But the detailed setting seems a little more annoying while using. If the snapping modes are turned on too few, it’s not conveniently to capture some points; and it’s easy to capture the wrong points among near distance while the snapping modes are turned on too more.
Now you can take a try to click the right –mouse button with pressing the Shift keyboard at the same The detailed snap settings will pop up as a list-menu. And you can activate one mode to use. So with Shift button, it’s easy to employ this feature now.
Use Shift button to trim or extend entities.
Trim command and Extend command are used frequently while editing drawings. And do you notice the detailed prompt on the command line?
For Trim command: seclect entity to trim, or press Shift and select entity to extend, or [Edge mode/Fence/Projection]:
For Extend command: Seclect entity to extend, or press Shift and select entity to trim, or [Edge mode/Fence/Projection]:
It means we can switch conveniently between these two commands with the Shift button. That is practical while applying these two commands frequently.