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Whether you are new to the solidThinking community or a veteran user, every software tip and trick can add up to make a world of difference when working on a design. In an effort to offer our loyal customers useful information and foster collaboration, we are offering a featured tip or trick every month. This month we offer you a brief series of keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficient when using solidThinking. We invite you to watch the video below to see these keyboard shortcuts in action. Keyboard Shorcuts Ctrl+Spacebar – re-activate the previous modeling tool Alt+Spacebar – toggle between Edit Parameters mode and Edit Points mode Alt+Left Click – select objects while in Edit Parameters mode Ctrl+T (Command+T)mac – fit selected object to the current view H – Hide/Unhide selected objects Ctrl+Alt+D – turntable animation
In this month’s Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton provides techniques for applying textures and materials to the individual surfaces of an object using: Face Extract to group surfaces Label to apply images and textures Texture mapping tool to interactively control images and textures Click on the video below to see these tips & tricks in action.
The latest solidThinking Tips & Tricks involve alternative modeling methods that let you start sketch modeling and progressively refine your model as you see it come to life. Click on the video for useful information on: Simple Extrusions to create complex surfaces Construction History to increase surface control Parameter Editing in combination with Point Editing for increased control and flexibility If you have any questions about the video or would like to request a future Tip or Trick, please reply below!