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Hot buttons secrect in ShapeMaker.


If you have already reached a certain level in using ShapeMaker, you will probably want to learn some tricks that can speed up the work.

I tried to organize some nice features in ShapeMaker.


Hot buttons


AltX, AltF4 - exit ShapeMaker,

F2 - save ShapeMaker project database with a new name,

F3, CtrlO - open a new ShapeMaker project,

CtrlC - call the ShapeMaker settings dialog box,

CtrlS - save the current open project,

CtrlP - set the mode of topological binding to a point,

CtrlL - set the mode of topological binding to the line,

CtrlG - set the binding mode to the grid node,

CtrlX - set the snap mode to the grid line at the X coordinate,

CtrlY - set the snap mode to the grid line in the Y coordinate,

CtrlZ - set the snap mode to the grid line in the Z coordinate,

F9 - set the mode of free movement of the cursor,

F10 - set the mode of orthogonal cursor movement,

F11 - enable / disable the zoom mode of cursor movement,

F12 - enable / disable the mode of moving the cursor in depth from the working plane,

AltW - set new visible volume, windows

AltQ - go to the previous window,

AltS - shift of visible volume, window,

AltA - show the entire visible objects,

AltD - show volume by dimensions of a grid,

AltN - show the menu of named windows,

AltLeft - shift the visible volume to the left,

AltRight - shift the visible volume to the right,

AltUp - shift the visible volume up,

AltDown - shift the visible volume down,

AltBackSpace - undo.


In line editing mode


When specifying a control point:

Ctrl + LeftMouseButton - rectification of control points between the specified on the current projection.

Shift + LeftMouseButton - smoothing control points between the specified.


When specifying a line between two control points:

Ctrl + LeftMouseButton - orthogonal tangents at the end points, if a line adjacent to the end point is indicated on the current projection,

Ctrl + LeftMouseButton - increase the number of control points of the curve, if a line is specified between two intermediate control points,

Ctrl + RightMouseButton - decrease the number of control points of the curve, if a line is specified between two intermediate control points.


In surface editing mode


When specifying a control point:

Ctrl + LeftMouseButton - straightening control points between the specified ones, on the current projection, if a series of points is selected. Interpolation of the region of points, depending on the boundaries of the region, if the region of points is selected,

Shift + LeftMouseButton - smoothing the points area, if the area is selected.


When specifying a line between the control points:

Ctrl + LeftMouseButton - orthogonal location of the line on this projection.


View manipulations


MouseWeel rotation - Zoom in / out

Press MouseWeel - Image Shift

Ctrl + MouseWeel - image rotation (works only in 3D)


I hope you will enjoy it.

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