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)

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//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowHeavyMercedes.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowLightMercedes.png
//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowTangent.png 
//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowPerpendicular.png

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowIntersection.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowHeavyCheck.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/ArrowLightCheck.png 

Before Input (Other Tools)

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//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/HeavyMercedesCursor.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/MercedesCursor.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/IntersectionCursor.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/HeavyCheckmarkCursor.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/CheckmarkCursor.png 

During Input
(Other Tools)

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//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/StripedPencilBlacktop.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/StripedPencil.png
//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/PencilPointTangent.png
//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/PencilPtPerpendicular.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/PencilPtIntersection.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/FilledPencil.png 

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/FilledPencilWhiteTop.png 

Magic Wand

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//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/MagicWandEdge.png 

 

 

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Trim Elements

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Pick Up Parameters

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//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/EyedropperHalf.png 

Transfer Parameters

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Other Cursors

Cursor

Description

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Quick Selection option (for surface selection with Arrow tool)

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/DragCopyPencil.png 

Drag/Rotate/Mirror Element Copy

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/DragMultCopyPencil.png 

Drag/Rotate/Mirror Multiple Element Copies

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/SunCursor.png 

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

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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.

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/FillHandleCursor.png 

Fill Handle

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/HammerCursor.png 

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

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/Trident.png 

Paste, then move contents of Marquee/Clipboard

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/MagnetDimensionCursor.png 

Choose Plane (Place Dimension in a 3D Document)

//helpcenter.graphisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/ac21_help/02-interaction/MercedesDimensionCursor.png 

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

 

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