The Intelligent Cursor

The cursor changes shape as you work, depending on the tool you are using, and whether an editing/input operation is underway or not. Cursor variations help you identify particular nodes and edges, as an aid in editing.

Empty Space

Reference Line

Other Edge

Intersection

Node of Reference Line

Other Node

Before Input (Arrow Tool)

ArrowEmptyArea.png

ArrowHeavyMercedes.png

ArrowLightMercedes.png
ArrowTangent.png
ArrowPerpendicular.png

ArrowIntersection.png

ArrowHeavyCheck.png

ArrowLightCheck.png

Before Input (Other Tools)

CrosshairCursor.png

HeavyMercedesCursor.png

MercedesCursor.png

IntersectionCursor.png

HeavyCheckmarkCursor.png

CheckmarkCursor.png

During Input
(Other Tools)

WhitePencil.png

StripedPencilBlacktop.png

StripedPencil.png
PencilPointTangent.png
PencilPtPerpendicular.png

PencilPtIntersection.png

FilledPencil.png

FilledPencilWhiteTop.png

Magic Wand

MagicWandEmptySpace.png

MagicWandEdge.png

MagicWandNode.png

Trim Elements

ScissorsEmptySpace.png

ScissorsOnEdge.png

Pick Up Parameters

EyedropperEmpty.png

EyedropperFull.png

EyedropperHalf.png

Transfer Parameters

SyringeEmpty.png

SyringeFull.png

SyringeHalf.png

Other Cursors

Cursor

Description

MagnetArrow.png

Quick Selection option (for surface selection with Arrow tool)

DragCopyPencil.png

Drag/Rotate/Mirror Element Copy

DragMultCopyPencil.png

Drag/Rotate/Mirror Multiple Element Copies

SunCursor.png

Appears during Curtain Wall input to defines its “outside” part.

EyeballMultiOption.png

Appears during element input/editing, when several options are available. E.g.:

•set direction of Roof pitch

•when splitting element: choose which part of element should remain selected

•set Limited depth of a Section

•curved Walls placed with tangential method – choose preferred placement.

FillHandleCursor.png

Fill Handle

HammerCursor.png

Place Dimension/Zone Stamp/Fill Area, or Close Polygon

Trident.png

Paste, then move contents of Marquee/Clipboard

MagnetDimensionCursor.png

Choose Plane (Place Dimension in a 3D Document)

MercedesDimensionCursor.png

Choose Line/Edge (Place Linear Dimension – Any Direction)

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