Pressing the Alt key switches to an alternate GRID. This can typically be a finer grid than the normal one, which allows you to quickly do some fine positioning in a dense area, for instance, where the normal grid might be too coarse. The alternate grid remains active as long as the Alt key is held pressed down.
Pressing the Ctrl key while clicking on the right mouse button toggles between corresponding wire bend styles (only applies to commands that support wire bend styles, like, for instance, WIRE).
The Ctrl key together with the left mouse button controls special functionality of individual commands, like, for instance, selecting an object at its origin with the MOVE command.
Pressing the Shift key while clicking on the right mouse button reverses the direction in which the wire bend styles are switched through (only applies to commands that support wire bend styles, like, for instance, WIRE).
The Shift key together with the left mouse button controls special functionality of individual commands, like, for instance, deleting a higher level object with the DELETE command.
Pressing the Esc key when a command is active will cancel the current activity of that command without canceling the entire command (if there is text in the command line, that text will be deleted first, and the next press of the Esc key will act on the command). For the MOVE command, for example, this means that an object that is currently attached to the cursor will be dropped and an other object can be selected.
The keys Crsr-Up (cursor up) and Crsr-Down (cursor down) can be used in the command line of an editor window to scroll through the command history.
Function keys can be assigned any commands by using the ASSIGN command.
Left Mouse Button
The left mouse button is generally used to select, draw or place objects.
Center Mouse Button
The center mouse button changes the current layer or mirrors the object currently attached to the mouse cursor.
The following commands support the center mouse button:
|ARC||change active layer|
|CIRCLE||change active layer|
|LABEL||change active layer|
|MOVE||mirror object or group|
|POLYGON||change active layer|
|RECT||change active layer|
|ROUTE||change active layer|
|SMD||change active layer|
|TEXT||change active layer|
|WIRE||change active layer|
Click&Drag with the center mouse button will pan the drawing within the editor window. If you want to exceed the range defined by the scrollbars, you can do so by holding down the Shift key while panning.
Right Mouse Button
The right mouse button is mostly used to select a group, rotate objects attached to the mouse cursor, change wire bend styles and several other command specific functions.
The following commands support the right mouse button:
|ARC||change direction of arc|
|BUS||change wire bend|
|CHANGE||apply change to group|
|MOVE||rotate object, select group|
|NET||change wire bend|
|POLYGON||change wire bend|
|ROUTE||change wire bend|
|SPLIT||change wire bend|
|WIRE||change wire bend|
Inside an editor window the mouse wheel can be used to zoom in and out.
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