Taps

Taps may be thought of as a special type of key shortcuts that can be conveniently used to switch the action of a tool. They involve quickly hitting (tapping) a key while a certain tool is active, to toggle between alternative effects. They are preset by the system and cannot be programmed by a user. They involve the shift, command (Macintosh) or control (Windows), and option (Macintosh) or alt (Windows) keys, whose effect per tool is as follows:

 

Tool

Key

Action

Pick

command/control

shift

option/alt

While dragging an entity, toggles between move perpendicular and move parallel to reference plane.

While dragging an entity, toggles between allow and disallow snapping to original.

While dragging to transform an entity, toggles between most recently selected copy mode and self.

Area Pick

command/control

Toggles select and deselect option.

Rectangle

3-Point Rectangle

Circle 1

Circle 2

Circle 3

Ellipse 1

Ellipse 2

shift

Toggles insert option on/off.

Vector Line

Stream Line

command/control

shift

While drawing, toggles between draw perpendicular and parallel to reference plane.

Toggles Insert option on/off.

Bezier Spline

Spline Through Points

Spline

command/control

shift

option/alt

While drawing, toggles between draw perpendicular and parallel to reference plane.

Toggles insert option on/off.

Spline tools only: toggles end/smooth spline point.

Arc 1

Arc 2

Arc 3

command/control

shift

While drawing, changes arc direction.

Toggles insert option on/off.

Arc 4

shift

Toggles insert option on/off.

Reshape

command/control

shift

While pushing/pulling a face, toggles between perpendicular to reference plane and perpendicular to surface.

Toggles keep edges option on/off.

Tool

Key

Action

Offset Outline

shift

Toggles insert option on/off.

Offset Segment

command/control

shift

Toggles extend to boundary option.

Toggles insert option on/off.

Extrusion

Point Extrude

3D Wall

command/control

While extruding, toggles between perpendicular to reference plane and perpendicular to surface.

Move

command/control

shift

option/alt

Toggles between move perpendicular and parallel to reference plane.

Toggles between allow and disallow snapping to original.

Toggles between most recently selected copy mode and self.

Rotate

Uniform Scale

Independent Scale

Mirror

shift

option/alt

Toggles between allow and disallow snapping to original.

Toggles between most recently selected copy mode and self.

 

Measure Distance

 

command/control

Toggles measure perpendicular on/off.

Measure Arc

command/control

While defining arc, toggles angle direction.