June 13th 2024

VE Tech Tips: Key-ins and Coordinates

VE Tech Tips: Key-ins and Coordinates

Key-in functions allow users to enter commands or positional information in the VE using keyboard shortcuts. This Tech Tip looks at using key-ins as an optional method for command and coordinate entry within the VE.
This VE Tech Tip explains:

  • How to use the command bar to enter key-in commands. This offers an alternative method of working for those who prefer keyboard shortcuts to the use of buttons on the VE interface.
  • How to use the command bar for coordinate entry, as either relative or absolute coordinates. This is an alternative method to drawing to a grid, to create geometry in any view or at any level of decomposition.

Watch the video on key-ins and co-ordinates below.to see how to use these in the VE.

If you would like to learn more, check out our other Tech Tips here.
You can also view the User Guide for technical details at https://help.iesve.com/ve2023/key_ins.htm