114 Shortcuts for VCarve Pro

Jump to: General Shortcuts, Tab Navigation, Double Sided Job Setup, Mirror, Alignment, Group, Node Editing, Moving Objects According to Value, Rotating Object According to Value, Node Editing As per Value, Polyline Tool As Per Value, Draw Circle, Draw Ellipse, Draw Rectangle, Draw Polygon, Draw Star

1. General Shortcuts

Ctrl+A

Select All vectors

Esc

Deselect All vectors

N

Toggles between Selection and Node Editing modes

Esc

Switches to Selection Mode (exits Node editing or Transform mode)

T

Opens the Scale form for Transforming the vectors

M

Opens the Move form

R

Opens the Rotate form

J

Opens the Join Vectors form

Ctrl+M

Opens Measure tool form

9

Rotates selected object 45° counterclockwise

0

Rotates selected object 45° clockwise

Esc

Exits vector drawing and editing tools and closes the data entry form

RMB

Exits vector drawing and editing tools and closes the data entry form

Spacebar

Re-opens the last vector creation form you used. This is very useful when using other forms in between each shape / text / dimension you create.

Z

Zoom - click top left and bottom right corners to zoom

Esc

Exits zoom mode returning to Selection mode

Ctrl+F

Zoom to Fit Job

F

Zoom to Fit Material

F6

Zoom to fit Material

F1

Opens the Help File

F2

Opens the 2D Drawing window

F3

Opens the 3D Preview window

F4

Opens the Snap Settings form

F5

Refreshes the 2D window

F6

Scales 2D view to fit material

F8

Toggles between the Drawing and Modeling Tab

F9

Center selected object in view

F10

Opens the Alignment Tools form

F11

Toggle Drawing Tab on

F12

Toggle Toolpath Tab on

2. Tab Navigation

F11

Toggle Drawing Tab on

F12

Toggle Toolpath Tab on

Ctrl+L

Opens the Layers Tab

Ctrl+D

Opens the Drawing Tab

F8

Toggles between the Drawing and Modeling Tab

3. Double Sided Job Setup

1

Toggle Top Side on

2

Toggle Bottom Side on

=

Toggle Multi-Sided View on

4. Mirror

H

Mirror Horizontally

Ctrl+H

Create Mirror Copy Horizontally

Shift+H

Mirror Horizontally, around center of material

Ctrl+Shift+H

Create Mirror Copy Horizontally, around center of material

V

Mirror Vertically

Ctrl+V

Create Mirror Copy Vertically

Shift+V

Mirror Vertically, around center of material

Ctrl+Shift+V

Create Mirror Copy Vertically, around center of material

5. Alignment

F9

Moves selected object to the center of the material

F10

Opens the Alignment Tools form

6. Group

G

Group: Creates a single group containing selected vectors / components

U

Ungroup: Converts a Group to individual vectors or components

Ctrl+U

Deep ungroup the selected objects to their original layers.Sub-groups are also ungrouped

Ctrl+Shift+U

Deep ungroup the selected objects to their groups layers. Sub-groups are also ungrouped

7. Node Editing

I

Insert a Point

D

Delete Point / Span

S

Smooth / Unsmooth Point

C

Cut Vector opens the vector

B

Convert span to Bezier

A

Convert span to Arc

L

Convert span to Line

P

Makes the selected node the Start Point for machining

X

Displays a single node's X and Y location properties

X

Changes the X co-ordinate position of selected nodes to match the position of the first one (when more than one selected)

Y

Changes the Y co-ordinate position of selected nodes to match the position of the first one (when more than one selected)

H

Enter Horizontal mirror mode (press again to exit)

V

Enter Vertical mirror mode (press again to exit)

Ctrl+Z

Edit Undo

Ctrl+Y

Edit Redo

Ctrl+C

Copy the selected vectors

Ctrl+V

Paste the selected vectors

CtrlandDrag

Pastes a copy of the selected vectors each time the left mouse button is released.

Ctrl+X

Cut the selected vectors

AltandDrag

Moves the object either horizontally or vertically aligned with its original position

Ctrl+Altand Drag

Creates a copy of the original object horizontally or vertically aligned to its original position

Ctrl+N

Create New file

Ctrl+O

Open an Existing file

Ctrl+S

Save file

Ctrl+I

Import file

Page Up

Vertically tiles the 2D View and the 3D View window so you can see them both simultaneously. Currently Selected window is on the left - typically best to select the 2D View first when doing this

Page Down

Horizontally tiles the 2D View and the 3D View window so you can see them both simultaneously. Currently Selected window is at the top - typically best to select the 2D View first when doing this

8. Moving Objects According to Value

ValuethenEnter

Moves object the L Value from original position in direction of cursor

Valuethen,thenValuethenEnter

Moves object relative to its position by X and Y

ValuethenXthenValuethenY

Moves object to the absolute position X and Y

9. Rotating Object According to Value

ValuethenEnter

Rotate the selection by R degrees counterclockwise

10. Node Editing As per Value

ValuethenEnter

Moves node from original position by that amount in direction of cursor

Valuethen,thenValuethenEnter

Move the node by that amount relative to its current position

ValuethenXthenValuethenY

Moves node to the absolute position X and Y

11. Polyline Tool As Per Value

ValuethenEnter

Places next point L away from the last point in the direction of cursor

Valuethen,thenValuethenEnter

Place the next point offset by that amount relative to the last point's position

ValuethenXthenValuethenY

Places the next point at position X and Y

ValuethenAthenValuethenL

Creates a line with an angle of A° and a length L

12. Draw Circle

ValuethenEnter

Create a circle with the given radius

ValuethenD

Create a circle of Diameter D

13. Draw Ellipse

ValuethenEnter

Create a circle with the given diameter

Valuethen,thenValuethenEnter

Create an ellipse with width and height

ValuethenX

Create an ellipse with width X and use the current height

ValuethenY

Create an ellipse with height Y and use the current height

14. Draw Rectangle

ValuethenEnter

Create a sqaure with the given side length

Valuethen,thenValuethenEnter

Create a rectangle with given width and height

ValuethenX

Create a rectangle with width X and use the current height

ValuethenY

Create a rectangle with height Y and use the current height

ValuethenRthenValuethenX

Create a rectangle with a radius R and width X, using current height

ValuethenRthenValuethenY

Create a rectangle with a radius R and height Y, using current width

ValuethenWthenValuethenH

Create a rectangle with width W and height H

Valuethen,thenValuethenEnter

Create a rectangle with width and height

15. Draw Polygon

ValuethenEnter

Create a circle with the given radius

ValuethenD

Creates a Polygon with diameter D

ValuethenSthenValuethenR

Create a polygon with number of sides S and radius R

ValuethenSthenValuethenD

Create a polygon with number of sides S and diameter D

16. Draw Star

ValuethenEnter

Create a star with the given radius

ValuethenD

Create a star with diameter D

ValuethenPthenValuethenR

Create a star with number of points P and radius R

ValuethenPthenValuethenD

Create a star with number of points P and diameter D

ValuethenPthenValuethenIthenValuethenR

Create a star with number of points P , Internal Radius % I and radius R

ValuethenPthenValuethenIthenValuethenD

Create a star with number of points P , Internal Radius % I and diameter D

Created by rank17 on 2/13/2018. Last updated by guest on 2/13/2018

 

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