midasCAD Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can use keyboard shortcuts to become more productive while using midasCAD.

These Keyboard shortcuts can be a great performance enhancer, especially when toggling mode. To help you get started using them, we’ve created a map of midasCAD’s keyboard shortcuts.

An easy-to-print PDF Version of the midasCAD keyboard shortcut map is available here.

 

Some Useful Shortcuts

W – WBLOCK / Writes objects or a block to a new drawing or polygon

E – ERASE / Removes objects from a drawing

R – REDRAW / Refreshes the display in the current viewport

T – MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object

U – UNDO / Undo last action

I – INSERT / Insert a block or drawing into the current drawing

O – OFFSET / Creates concentric circles, parallel lines, and parallel curves

P – PAN / Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition

A – ARC / Creates an arc

S – STRETCH / Stretches objects crossed by a selection window or polygon

D – DIMSTYLE / Creates and modifies dimension styles

F – FILLET / Rounds and fillets the edges of objects

G – Group / Creates and manages saved sets of objects called groups

H – HATCH / Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill

J – JOIN / Joins similar objects to form a single, unbroken object

L – LINE / Creates straight line segments

Z – ZOOM / Increases or decreases the magnification of the view in the current viewport

X – EXPLODE / Breaks a compound object into its component objects

C – CIRCLE / Creates a circle

B – BLOCK / Creates a block definition from selected objects

M – MOVE / Moves objects a specified distance in a specified direction

 

Toggle Drawing Modes

F1 – Display Help

F2 – Prompt History Window

F3 – Toggle Object Snap Mode

F7 – Toggle Grid Mode

F8 – Toggle Ortho Mode

F9 – Toggle Snap Mode

F10 – Toggle Polar Mode

F11 – Toggle Object Snap Tracking

 

Screen Management

Alt + Down Arrow – Scroll down

Alt + Left Arrow – Scroll left

Alt + Right Arrow – Scroll right

Alt + Up Arrow – Scroll up

Alt + F2 – Hide objects

 

Ctrl + 0 – Clean Screen

Ctrl + 1 – Property window

Ctrl + 2 – Show or hide Window(workstree)

Ctrl + 3 – Show or hide Information Tag(workstree)

Ctrl + 4 – Show or hide Entities(workstree)

Ctrl + 9 – Show or hide Command line

 

Shift + Down Arrow – Moves the view down

Shift + Left Arrow – Moves the view to the left

Shift + Right Arrow – Moves the view to the right

Shift + Up Arrow – Moves the view up

 

Manage Workflow and Drawings

Ctrl + A – Select all object

Ctrl + C – Copy object

Ctrl + N – Create a new project

Ctrl + O – Open Project

Ctrl + P – Plot dialog box

Ctrl + Q – Exit

Ctrl + S – Save the project

Ctrl + V – Paste object

Ctrl + W – Toggle Select circulation

Ctrl + X – Cut object

Ctrl + Y – Redo last action

Ctrl + Z – Undo last action

 

Ctrl + Shift + A – Displays objects previously hidden (Command : UNISOLATEOBJECTS)

Ctrl + Shift + C – Copy to clipboard with base point

Ctrl + Shift + S – Save project as

Ctrl + Shift + V – Paste data as block

Ctrl + Shift + W –  Copy to clipboard as file (Command : COPYCLIPMETAFILE)

 

Del – Erase object

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* You can customize the keyboard shortcuts in midasCAD on the desktop.

Go to Tools > Customization > Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

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