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Typographical Conventions

This manual uses a few special fonts, phrases, and symbols to refer to commands and instructions.


When the word “click” is used alone, it means “left-click,” or to press the left mouse button. When it is necessary to use the right mouse button, the manual states that explicitly. Phrases such as “click the right mouse button” and “right-click the mouse” assume that the Enable Right Click Popup Menu option in the General Options has been toggled off.


The keys on your keyboard may not be labeled exactly as they are in this manual. All key names are shown using bold, sans serif type. For example, the “Control” key is shown as Ctrl and the “Enter” key is shown as Enter.

Keys are sometimes used in combinations. For example, Ctrl+F means to hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the F key.

“Arrow keys” is the collective name for the up arrow, down arrow, left arrow, and right arrow keys.

To choose a command from a menu, you can use the mouse or press a key combination.

This document combines information for DesignCAD and DesignCAD 3D Max. Some features described here are only available in DesignCAD 3D Max, so do not be alarmed if you find that some commands or features mentioned here are not available in DesignCAD.