A number of shortcut keys enable to work quicker and more efficiently in Diamonds. Below you will find a list of shortcuts available for the most common features.
|CTRL||Select all elements of the same design type|
|DELETE||Delete geometry elements or loads (depending on the configuration)|
|ENTER||Draw a new line (in drawing function)|
|SPACE||Deactivate intelligent cursor|
|ESC||End the drawing function (in drawing function)|
|CTRL + A||Select all|
|CTRL + C||Copy data from tables|
|CTRL + N||New file|
|CTRL + O||Open file|
|CTRL + P||Print screen|
|CTRL + Q||Close project|
|CTRL + S||Save project|
|CTRL + Y||Redo|
|CTRL + Z||Undo|
|CTRL + click on one point||Select all points|
|SHIFT + CTRL + DELETE||
|F1||Open Diamonds Help|
|F2||Calculate concrete reinforcement quantities|
|F3||Steel and timber verification|
|F8||Export to BIM Expert|
|F12||Show everything as large as possible on the screen|
|SHIFT + SCROLL||Rotate (3D orbit)|
|Right mouse click in drawing area||Open ‘window configuration’|
|Right mouse click on the icon||Centers the model on the screen with a standard configuration of the global coordinate system (= X-axis pointing to the right, Z-axis pointing out of the screen, Y-axis pointing upward). Available in Diamonds 2021 (or newer).|
|Double click in drawing area||Open grid settings|
|a||Draw a new line|
|d||Open window to divide lines|
|e||Open extrude window|
|m||Open mirror window|
|p||Open projection window|
|r||Open rotation window|
|t||Open translation window|
Can I define hot keys myself?
No, that is not possible.
Is there a hot key to delete a line without deleting the plate?
No. A plate must always have a circumference. If you want to merge plates, read this article.