LDCad keyboard shortcuts

LDCad  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 years ago
- Shortcuts

LDCad recommends you to memorize some of these shortcuts to be more productive. As always, keyboard shortcuts will help you quickly access features otherwise buried in menus. As a quick note: Cursor location determines what a keyboard shortcut will do. Just look at headings below to see where a shortcut can be used.

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Ctrl + N

Start a new file/model

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Ctrl + O

Open an existing file/model from disk

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Ctrl + S

Save the file the current model is part of

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save all changed LDraw files

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Ctrl + W

Close current file

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F5

Reload current file

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F11

Enable/disable rendering of snap info points

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↑  ↓

Scroll one item up/down

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Page Up / Down

Scroll a page up/down

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Home

Scroll the first item into view

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End

Scroll the last item into view

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Scroll one item up/down

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Esc

Navigate to the parent group if any

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↑  ↓

Scroll one item up/down

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Page Up / Down

Scroll a page up/down

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Home

Scroll the first item into view

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End

Scroll the last item into view

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Scroll one item up/down

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←  →

Rotate the wheel one segment

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↑  ↓

Go to the next/previous page

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or Page Up / Down
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Home

Go to the first page

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End

Go to the last page

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Rotate the wheel one segment

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Ctrl +

Tilt the wheel up/down

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Ctrl +

Apply the color of the wheel segment below the mouse to the selection

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(on the wheel segment) Apply the color of the wheel segment below the mouse to the selection

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1

… to 6: Switch to view

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F

Add the current color to your favorites

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↑   Shift + F

Remove the current color from your favorites

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Ctrl +

Apply the history bar color below the mouse to the selection

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↑  ↓

Scroll one row up/down

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Page Up / Down

Scroll to the next/previous page

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Home

Scroll the first row into view

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End

Scroll the last row into view

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Esc

If the mouse is inside the filter text area it will clear the filter, if not it will navigate to the parent group if any

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F3

Opens the filter dialog

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⤶ Enter

Opens the filter dialog if the mouse cursor is currently inside the filter text rectangle

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End

Clear filter text if inside the filter region

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Insert

Insert the part below the mouse at 0,0,0 in the current model

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Replace the selection with the item below the mouse cursor. If no selection is active it will insert the item at 0,0,0 like the Insert key does

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Esc

Go one level/group up

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+

Increase/decrease the number of item columns

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or -
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F

Add the current working part to your favorites

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↑   Shift + F

Remove the current working part from your favorites

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R

Reset cell orientations to the current default

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1

… to 6:  Switch to view

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Scroll one row up/down

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↑   Shift +

Scroll a couple of rows up/down

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Ctrl +
+

Rotate cell content if the cursor is currently in a cell

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Ctrl +

Rotate cell content left/right

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Ctrl + Alt +

Rotate cell content up/down

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(on cell) Apply to selection

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(on part) Select or deselect

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Ctrl +

(on part) Add to or remove from selection

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↑   Shift +

(on part) Set part as the current working part without changing any of the other work variables

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Make part the selection's main item

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Insert

1: While no selection or a single selection is active it will insert a new instance of the current working part

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Insert

2: If a multiple selection is active it will replicate it like Ctrl + D does

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Ctrl + D

Duplicate the current selection

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Ctrl + Insert

Append a new building step

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↑   Shift + Insert

Insert the last used session's model as if it were the current working part

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Del

Delete the selection

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Esc

1: Cancel the current editing activity if supported

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Esc

2: Deselect the selection, if any, otherwise

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Home

1: Snap to the current editing grid using the current plane's (2D) axis' only

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Home

2: While inserting/moving parts it will reset the 'floating' parts orientation

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Home

3: While the mouse is inside the animation panel seek to the first frame instead

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Ctrl + Home

Reset the selection's orientation relative to the current grid orientation

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↑   Shift + Home

Snap to all (3D) grid axis'

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End

1: Switch back to the previous used session/model

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End

2: While the mouse is inside the animation panel it will seek the last frame instead

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Ctrl + End

Switch to the main session/model in the current LDraw file

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↑   Shift + End

Switch to the session/model of the current selection's main item

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + End

During nested mode switches to the session/model which contains the current selection's main item

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Page Up / Down

1: Go to the next/previous building step

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Page Up / Down

2: While inserting/moving parts it will rotate the 'floating' parts 90 degrees around the screens depth axis

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Ctrl + Page Up / Down

1: Go to the last/first building step

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Ctrl + Page Up / Down

2: While inserting/moving parts it will rotate the 'floating' parts 45 degrees around the screens depth axis

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←  →

1: While the editing pin is in move mode, it will move the selection on grid step on it's horizontal axis

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←  →

2: While the editing pin is in rotate mode it will rotate the selection on rotate step around the current editing plane's dead axis

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←  →

3: While inserting/moving parts it will rotate the 'floating' parts 90 degrees around the screens vertical axis

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←  →

4: If the mouse is over a path point resize control spot it will resize it by one grid step

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Ctrl + ←  →

1: During move mode it will force rotation grid manipulation, during rotation or center move mode it will force gird move manipulation

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Ctrl + ←  →

2: While inserting/moving parts it will rotate the 'floating' parts 45 degrees around the screens vertical axis

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↑  ↓

1: While the editing pin is in move mode, it will move the selection on grid step on it's vertical axis

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↑  ↓

2: While the editing pin is in rotate mode it will rotate the selection on rotate step around the current editing plane's dead axis

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↑  ↓

3: While inserting/moving parts it will rotate the 'floating' parts 90 degrees around the screens horizontal axis

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↑  ↓

4: If the mouse is over a path point resize control spot it will resize it by one grid step

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Ctrl + ↑  ↓

1: During move mode it will force grid rotation manipulation, during rotation or center move mode it will force grid move manipulation

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Ctrl + ↑  ↓

2: While inserting/moving parts it will rotate the 'floating' parts 45 degrees around the screens horizontal axis

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⤶ Enter

Open a relevant dialog for the current selection or model

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Space

Switch between split views (if any) and a zoomed current editing view

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F

Set the editing plane to front/back (XY)

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T

Set the editing plane to top/bottom (XZ)

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S

Set the editing plane to sides (ZY)

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O

Change the grid orientation to match the current selection's main part. Or reset to the absolute grid if no selection is active

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M

Set (the editing pin in) move mode

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Ctrl + M

Open the selection move dialog

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R

Set (the editing pin in) rotate mode

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Ctrl + R

Open the selection rotate dialog

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A

Go to animation mode

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↑   Shift + A

Leave animation mode

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Ctrl + A

Select all

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + A

Select none

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P

1: Show/hide the editing pin or rectangle depending on projection mode

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P

2: Play/pause the animation while in animation mode

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↑   Shift + P

Enable/disable part snapping

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + P

Initialize resizing of the editing pin length

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C

Center the camera on the current selection

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Ctrl + C

Copy the selection's LDraw data to the clipboard. A dialog with additional options might appear if needed

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↑   Shift + C

Move the selection to 0,0,0

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V

Switch the camera between the perspective and orthographic projection mode

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↑   Shift + V

Switch the camera between the perspective and orthographic projection mode while trying to retain the current view direction

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Ctrl + V

Paste LDraw data from the clipboard into the model. A dialog with options might show up first if needed

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Z

Zoom to fit

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Ctrl + Z

Undo the last editing action

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Z

Redo the last undone editing action

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E

Add the current selection to the nesting exclusion list

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Ctrl + E

Remove the current selection from the nesting exclusion list

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Clear the nesting exclusion list

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H

Hide (ghost) the selection

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Ctrl + H

Undo the last selection hide

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Make all currently hidden parts visible again

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G

Show/hide the selection's editing grid

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Ctrl + G

Create a new group from the current selection

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + G

Remove all top level grouping from the current selection

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L

Enable/disable looped playback for the current animation if any

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I

Show/hide the selected parts information panel

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Ctrl + I

Show/hide the (bottom/left) document information icon

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Ctrl + F05

Regenerate dynamic (path/spring) parts

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Ctrl + X

Cut (copy to clipboard and remove) the current selection. A dialog with extra options might first appear if needed

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N

Enter nesting mode

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↑   Shift + N

Leave nesting mode

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1 - 9

Choose the current move stepping

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Ctrl + 1 - 9

Choose the current rotate stepping

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While on the editing or compass background it will rotate the view in perspective mode or move the view in orthographic mode

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↑   Shift +
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While on the editing or compass background it will move the camera lookat in relation to the screen

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↑   Shift + Ctrl +
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While on the editing or compass background it will move the camera lookat in relation to the current editing plane

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+

Rotate the view in perspective mode or move the view in orthographic mode

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↑   Shift +
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Move the camera lookat in relation to the screen

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↑   Shift + Ctrl +
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Move the camera lookat in relation to the current editing plane

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Zoom in/out on the lookat point

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Ctrl +

Zoom in/out on the lookat point using smaller steps

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↑   Shift + Ctrl +

Zoom in/out on the lookat point using larger steps

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Open related dialog to object below the mouse

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Program information

Program name: LDCad LDCad (Imaging)

LDCad is an interactive 3D editing software for editing LDraw (virtual lego) in real-time.

Web page: http://www.melkert.net/LDCad

Last update: 11 November 2019

How easy to press shortcuts: 90%

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Shortcut count: 147

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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