It does more than just capitalising text.
Everyday we use the shift key to write big letters or to select files, but in BricsCAD it does a lot more. Jan Bergmann will show you how you can use the shift key in BricCAD.
First secret: Deselect Objects
SHIFT + Left Mouse Click
Everyone knows how to select objects, but sometimes you’ve selected that extra object you didn’t need. There’s no need to select again. You can be very precise and deselect the redundant objects while holding the shift key.
Second secret: Temporary Ortho mode or Free draw mode
Hold SHIFT when drawing a line
When you draw a line and you need to switch between the Ortho mode or the Free mode, press and hold SHIFT and you’ll see your mode changing temporarily.
Third secret: Switch between trim and extend
Hold SHIFT when in Trim or Extend mode
Trim what you want in the Trim mode. If you need to extend some lines, press and hold SHIFT and you switch to a temporary extend command. It also works the other way around.
Fourth secret: Snap menu sideways to the mouse
Press SHIFT + Right Mouse Click
If you have selected an object and want to move it. Press the SHIFT key + right click and the snap menu appears. Choose the action you want and it will be executed with the next mouse click.
Fifth secret: Real Time Motion
Press and hold Shift + Middle Mouse Button
You can now move your drawing like a satellite around the earth.