Shortcuts VCarve Pro for Windows

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the VCarve Pro for Windows which is used on the operating system Windows, in this hotkeys description 114 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.

General Shortcuts

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Tab Navigation

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Double Sided Job Setup

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
1 Toggle Top Side on
2 Toggle Bottom Side on
= Toggle Multi-Sided View on

Mirror

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Alignment

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F9 Moves selected object to the center of the material
F10 Opens the Alignment Tools form

Group

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Node Editing

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Moving Objects According to Value

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Rotating Object According to Value

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
ValuethenEnter Rotate the selection by R degrees counterclockwise

Node Editing As per Value

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Polyline Tool As Per Value

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Draw Circle

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
ValuethenEnter Create a circle with the given radius
ValuethenD Create a circle of Diameter D

Draw Ellipse

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Draw Rectangle

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Draw Polygon

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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

Draw Star

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
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
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Date of change: 28.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program