G-Wizard Editor: Keyboard Shortcuts

G-Wizard Editor: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Because G-Wizard Editor is an editor (no duh!), we designed it with a lot of keyboard shortcuts so you can power your way through editing quickly without constantly reaching for the mouse. Where possible, the keyboard shortcuts are chosen to be mnemonic, and therefore easy to remember. The reason for the choices is given in the “Mnemonic” column to help you remember them.

GWE recognizes the following keyboard shortcuts:

General Functions

Area
Function
Key
Mnemonic
Macro Debug
Single Block
Alt+N
Same as Mach3
Macro Debug
Cycle Start
Space
Macro Debug
5 Step
Ctrl+Space
Macro Debug
Stop
Alt+S
Alternate to space
Macro Debug
Feedhold
Alt+F
“F” for Feedhold
Backplot
Zoom Out
Ctrl+-
“-” for less. Same Zoom used in many graphical programs
Backplot
Zoom In
Ctrl++
“+” for more. Same Zoom used in many graphical programs
Wizards
# Macro
Ctrl+3
“3” is where the “#” is on the keyboard
Edit
Select All
Ctrl+A
Standard clipboard keystroke
Edit
Copy
Ctrl+C
Standard clipboard keystroke
Backplot
Zoom Extents
Ctrl+E
“E” for Extents
Edit
Find
Ctrl+F
“F” for Find
Wizards
G-Code
Ctrl+G
“G” for G-Code
Edit
Jump
Ctrl+J
“J” for Jump
Wizards
M-Code
Ctrl+M
“M” for M-Code
Edit
File New
Ctrl+N

“N” for File New

Std. MS Office Function

Edit
File Open
Ctrl+O

“O” for File Open

Std. MS Office Function

Wizards
Feeds ‘n Speeds
Ctrl+P
“P” for sPeeds
Edit
File Save
Ctrl+S

“S” for File Save

Std. MS Office Function

Wizards
Tool Change
Ctrl+T
“T” for Toolchange
Edit
Paste
Ctrl+V
Standard clipboard keystroke
Macro Debug
Rewind
Alt+R
“R” for Rewind
Edit
Cut
Ctrl+X
Standard clipboard keystroke
Edit
Redo
Ctrl+Y
“Y” for Yank that undo back!
Edit
Undo
Ctrl+Z

“Z” for Zap that last change

Std. MS Office Function

Edit
Revise
Ctrl+R
“R” for Revise
Backplot
Redraw
F9
Think F9 for “Recalc” on a Spreadsheet

Revisions

F2 Renumber Blocks
F3 Relative / Absolute
F4 Control Chars
F5 Add/Delete spaces
F6 Apply block skip (/)
F7 CAPitalize
F8 Comments

Note: You can record different keyboard accelerators for any Revision. Just go to the revision and press the “Record” button.

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