LDCad keyboard shortcuts

LDCad

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
7 months 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.

Ctrl + N

Start a new file/model

Ctrl + O

Open an existing file/model from disk

Ctrl + S

Save the file the current model is part of

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save all changed LDraw files

Ctrl + W

Close current file

F5

Reload current file

F11

Enable/disable rendering of snap info points

↑  ↓

Scroll one item up/down

Page Up / Down

Scroll a page up/down

Home

Scroll the first item into view

End

Scroll the last item into view

Scroll one item up/down

Esc

Navigate to the parent group if any

↑  ↓

Scroll one item up/down

Page Up / Down

Scroll a page up/down

Home

Scroll the first item into view

End

Scroll the last item into view

Scroll one item up/down

←  →

Rotate the wheel one segment

↑  ↓

Go to the next/previous page

or Page Up / Down
Home

Go to the first page

End

Go to the last page

Rotate the wheel one segment

Ctrl +

Tilt the wheel up/down

Ctrl +

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

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

1

… to 6: Switch to view

F

Add the current color to your favorites

↑   Shift + F

Remove the current color from your favorites

Ctrl +

Apply the history bar color below the mouse to the selection

↑  ↓

Scroll one row up/down

Page Up / Down

Scroll to the next/previous page

Home

Scroll the first row into view

End

Scroll the last row into view

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

F3

Opens the filter dialog

⤶ Enter

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

End

Clear filter text if inside the filter region

Insert

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

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

Esc

Go one level/group up

+

Increase/decrease the number of item columns

or -
F

Add the current working part to your favorites

↑   Shift + F

Remove the current working part from your favorites

R

Reset cell orientations to the current default

1

… to 6:  Switch to view

Scroll one row up/down

↑   Shift +

Scroll a couple of rows up/down

Ctrl +
+

Rotate cell content if the cursor is currently in a cell

Ctrl +

Rotate cell content left/right

Ctrl + Alt +

Rotate cell content up/down

(on cell) Apply to selection

(on part) Select or deselect

Ctrl +

(on part) Add to or remove from selection

↑   Shift +

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

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Make part the selection's main item

Insert

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

Insert

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

Ctrl + D

Duplicate the current selection

Ctrl + Insert

Append a new building step

↑   Shift + Insert

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

Del

Delete the selection

Esc

1: Cancel the current editing activity if supported

Esc

2: Deselect the selection, if any, otherwise

Home

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

Home

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

Home

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

Ctrl + Home

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

↑   Shift + Home

Snap to all (3D) grid axis'

End

1: Switch back to the previous used session/model

End

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

Ctrl + End

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

↑   Shift + End

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

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + End

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

Page Up / Down

1: Go to the next/previous building step

Page Up / Down

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

Ctrl + Page Up / Down

1: Go to the last/first building step

Ctrl + Page Up / Down

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

←  →

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

←  →

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

←  →

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

←  →

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

Ctrl + ←  →

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

Ctrl + ←  →

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

↑  ↓

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

↑  ↓

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

↑  ↓

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

↑  ↓

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

Ctrl + ↑  ↓

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

Ctrl + ↑  ↓

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

⤶ Enter

Open a relevant dialog for the current selection or model

Space

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

F

Set the editing plane to front/back (XY)

T

Set the editing plane to top/bottom (XZ)

S

Set the editing plane to sides (ZY)

O

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

M

Set (the editing pin in) move mode

Ctrl + M

Open the selection move dialog

R

Set (the editing pin in) rotate mode

Ctrl + R

Open the selection rotate dialog

A

Go to animation mode

↑   Shift + A

Leave animation mode

Ctrl + A

Select all

↑   Shift + Ctrl + A

Select none

P

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

P

2: Play/pause the animation while in animation mode

↑   Shift + P

Enable/disable part snapping

↑   Shift + Ctrl + P

Initialize resizing of the editing pin length

C

Center the camera on the current selection

Ctrl + C

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

↑   Shift + C

Move the selection to 0,0,0

V

Switch the camera between the perspective and orthographic projection mode

↑   Shift + V

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

Ctrl + V

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

Z

Zoom to fit

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last editing action

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Z

Redo the last undone editing action

E

Add the current selection to the nesting exclusion list

Ctrl + E

Remove the current selection from the nesting exclusion list

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Clear the nesting exclusion list

H

Hide (ghost) the selection

Ctrl + H

Undo the last selection hide

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Make all currently hidden parts visible again

G

Show/hide the selection's editing grid

Ctrl + G

Create a new group from the current selection

↑   Shift + Ctrl + G

Remove all top level grouping from the current selection

L

Enable/disable looped playback for the current animation if any

I

Show/hide the selected parts information panel

Ctrl + I

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

Ctrl + F05

Regenerate dynamic (path/spring) parts

Ctrl + X

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

N

Enter nesting mode

↑   Shift + N

Leave nesting mode

1 - 9

Choose the current move stepping

Ctrl + 1 - 9

Choose the current rotate stepping

+

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

↑   Shift +
+

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

↑   Shift + Ctrl +
+

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

+

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

↑   Shift +
+

Move the camera lookat in relation to the screen

↑   Shift + Ctrl +
+

Move the camera lookat in relation to the current editing plane

Zoom in/out on the lookat point

Ctrl +

Zoom in/out on the lookat point using smaller steps

↑   Shift + Ctrl +

Zoom in/out on the lookat point using larger steps

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

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