Context Menus

Context menus can be invoked by clicking the right button of the mouse. Depending on where the mouse is when right-clicking, a different context menu will pop up (on OSX control + click can be used when no right mouse button is present). They generally contain items that affect the program feature on which the click occurred. For example, right-clicking on a palette invokes a menu with items relating to that palette. Regarding the tool icons, there are three types of context menus:

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The Icon context
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The Pick context menu.

Icon menu: Right-clicking on any tool icon invokes this menu, which contains three items:

 

Set Shortcut...: Selecting this item invokes the Key Shortcut dialog when a key command can be defined for the respective tool.

 

Manual: Selecting this invokes the form•Z manual.

 

View Video: Selecting this invokes the form•Z video tutorials.

 

Pick menu: When the Pick tool or another tool that picks is active and you right-click anywhere in the project window, the menu pops up. It contains three groups of items.

 

Attributes, Info, Parameters, Show Controls: All these are options also available in the Pick tool options palette and are repeated here for convenience.

 

Select All On Same Layer, Select All With Same Material, Select All Faces With Same Material On Same Object: Selecting one of these items picks a group of objects that meet the specifications in the respective items.

 

Group, Ungroup, Edit Group, Edit Group Complete, Make individual Content: These are items found in the Edit menu and are repeated here for convenience.

 

Isolate Object, Reveal Object, Paste: These again are items found in the Edit menu and are repeated here for convenience.

 

Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete: As the above items, these are commands found in the Edit menu and are repeated here for convenience.

 

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The Reference Plane context menu.

Reference Plane menu: When a tool that draws or uses the reference plane is active and you right-click, the menu pops up.

 

Lock Reference Plane: This accesses the Lock Reference Plane function discussed in the previous section.

 

Look at Reference Plane: When this is selected the view is changed to look straight into the current reference plane.

 

Save As Custom Reference Plane: The current reference plane is added to the Custom Planes palette and the active reference plane is switched to the new custom plane.

 

Reference Plane Parameters: When selected, the Reference Plane Properties palette is displayed. This palette contains numeric fields for all of the parameters of the active reference plane.