Both the mouse and keyboard can be used to navigate the menu
structure and edit board layouts within Autotrax. In practice, you’ll use a
combination of both. Let’s see how it works.
The main menu is displayed by pressing <Enter> or
clicking <Left Mouse>. Selections within the menu are then made either
with mouse movement or with the arrow keys. To exit the menu at any point, hit
<Esc> or click <Right Mouse>.
It is also possible to navigate the menus by simply keying in
the first character of the desired entry. For example, pressing <F>
<Q> <Y> in sequence is equivalent to selecting File -> Quit
-> Yes from the menu.
A number of often-used menu items can also be accessed
using control keys. For example, holding down <Ctrl> and pressing
<P> jumps to Current -> Pad Type.
A list of the commonly used shortcut keys appears in Table
Table 1: Handy Shortcuts
|<Ctrl + G>||Current -> Grid|
|<Ctrl + P>||Current -> Pad Type|
|<Ctrl + Q>||File -> Quit|
|<Ctrl + S>||Current - String Size|
|<Ctrl + T>||Current -> Track Width|
|<F1>||Place -> Pad|
|<F2>||Delete -> Pad|
|<F3>||Place -> Track|
|<F5>||Zoom -> Contract|
|<F6>||Zoom -> Expand|
|<F7>||Move -> Re-Route|
|<F8>||Delete -> Track|
|<F10>||Zoom -> All|
|<+>, <-> and <*> ||keys on the numeric keypad can be used to cycle between defined layers. |
Note that once selected, editing functions (such as pad/track
placement) remain active until after you’ve hit the <Esc> key or clicked
<Right Mouse>. However, you can switch active layers with the <+>
and <-> keys on the numeric keypad or change the zoom level with <Z>
even while in edit mode.