Tips with Keyboard and Mouse
This page summarises Tips and Tricks with Keyboard and Mouse to optimize your drawing and editing skills in OCAD.
Click on the links for each function to learn more and see an animation.
|Space + Mouse Drag||Move the view. See also: Pan Tool|
|Mouse Wheel Down||Pan while holding the mouse wheel down.|
|Mouse Wheel + Ctrl||Zoom in/Zoom out. See also: Zoom Tools|
|Mouse Wheel||Move the view vertically.|
|Mouse Wheel + Shift||Move the view horizontally.|
|Window > Tile||Fit all opened OCAD projects horizontally or vertically in the OCAD window|
There are some Shortcuts by default corresponding to view and navigation functions.
|Shift +||Continue an existing line or expand areas objects. Press the Shift key and click the start or end point of line or area object to be continued.|
|Shift +||Drawing circular objects from the center point.|
|Ctrl +||Following Existing Objects.|
|Alt +||Draw horizontal or vertical lines. Press the Alt key while drawing. The line snaps in a vertical or horizontal direction.|
|Tab||Change drawing mode during drawing and editing. Press the Tab key until the desired drawing mode appears to change the drawing mode.|
|P||Press the P key to change to the last used drawing mode.|
|Backspace||Delete last vertex.|
|ESC||Cancel drawing with ESC key.|
|Status Bar||Length and agle of an line objects are shown in the Status Bar.|
Visit the Drawing and Editing Section in the OCAD Preferences to choose your favourite settings.
|Shift + or||Object not selected: add to the selected objects. As an alternative, drag an area with the Left Mouse Button. |
Selected object: remove from selected objects.
Keep right angle when moving a corner (e.g. building).
|Ctrl +||Remove Vertex|
|Ctrl + + Mouse||Remove Vertex with Mouse Over.|
|Shift + Ctrl +||Add Vertex|
|Ctrl + Space +||Toggle between normal-dash-corner or toggle between straight and bezier curve segment.|
|Alt +||Select an object under a already selected object.|
|Alt + or||Select next object for editing|
|Arrow Keys||Move selected objects (fine tuning)|
|Arrow Keys||Double Click on Vertex and Move Vertex With Arrow Keys.|
|Tab +||Move neighboring Segments and congruent Vertices in one single step.|
|Shift + Arrow Keys||Move selected objects (fast)|
|P||Get latest used drawing tool|
|A||Change to the Select Object and Edit Vertex mode.|
|V||Change to the Select and Edit Object mode.|
|Ctrl +||Insert a virtual gap.|
|Shift +||Dashed line: Insert a gap at the cutting point|
|F9||Adjust a Background Map|
|F10||Hide all Background Maps|
|F2||Normal (Visible and Selectable)|
|File > Open Recently Exported Documents||Shortcut to open exported OCAD Files, PDFs, PNG, ...|
|File > Open Recently Used OCAD Files||Shortcut to open an OCAD file which you recently opened.|