Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 921
How to Use the Next Command and Previous Command HotkeysThe information in this article applies to:
- Chief Architect X5
- Chief Architect X4
- Chief Architect X3
- Chief Architect X2
How do I use the Next Command and Previous Command hotkeys?
The Next and Previous Command hotkeys let you toggle between recently used tools without using the menu or toolbar buttons.
You can navigate a list of up to 100 recently used tools using the Cancel Selection/Previous Command, Next Command and Previous Command hotkeys. The tools in this list are organized according to the order in which you selected them during the current program session.
By default, the Cancel Selection/Previous Command is assigned to the Esc key. This command can be used to:
- Cancel a current object selection.
- Cancel a current drawing or editing action that is in progress.
- Activate the previously used tool or command if no object is selected or action in progress.
By default, Next Command is assigned to the Shift+Esc keys. This command can be used to deactivate the current command and instead activate the one that is next in the list of recently used tools.
If you prefer, you can assign two different hotkeys to the Cancel Selection and Previous Command instead of one single hotkey.
Article Number 238: How do I use the customizable hotkeys feature?
Last updated on: Mar 29, 2013