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LEdit Keys:
 
Arrow keys 
Home 
End 

 
Move current piece.
Page Up 
 
Select previous piece.
Page Down 
 
Select next piece.
Enter 
 
Draw current piece.

 
Turn current piece a quarter turn clockwise.

 
Gets prompt to change piece color. Enter the color number.

 
Erase and redraw screen.

 
Insert a new piece.

 
Change increment for moving piece with arrow, Home, or End keys. Hitting M once changes from Normal (half stud sideways / 1 plate thickness up) to Coarse (5 studs sideways / 10 plate thicknesses up). Hitting M again changes to Fine (twentieth of a stud sideways / eighth of a plate up). Hiiting M again changes back to Normal.

 
Gets prompt to change offset, the position of the viewing screen over the model. You must choose an axis (X, Y, or Z).
OX 
 
Gets prompt to change offset in the X direction. Enter the number of LDraw units (Stud widths times 20) you want to move the view.
OY 
 
Gets prompt to change offset in the Y direction. Enter the number of LDraw units (Plate heights times 8) you want to move the view.
OZ 
 
Gets prompt to change offset in the Z direction. Enter the number of LDraw units (Stud widths times 20) you want to move the view.

 
Gets prompt to change the piece. Enter the part number or hit Enter to get a parts list.

 
Swap the current piece with the next piece.

 
Gets prompt to move the current piece in the X direction. Enter the number of LDraw units (Stud widths times 20) you want to move the piece.

 
Gets prompt to move the current piece in the Y direction. Enter the number of LDraw units (Plate heights times 8) you want to move the piece.

 
Gets prompt to move the current piece in the Z direction. Enter the number of LDraw units (Stud widths times 20) you want to move the piece.

 
Zoom out.

 
Zoom in.
 
 
LEdit Menu Shortcut Keys:
 
/
 Esc 

 
Jump to menus at the top of the screen.
/F 
 
Jump to File menu.
/FL 
 
Get prompt to load a file. Enter the filename.
/FS 
 
Get prompt to save the current model. Enter the filename you want to save as.
/FE 
 
Exit LEdit.
/E 
 
Jump to Edit menu.
/EI 
 
Insert a new piece.
/ED 
 
Delete the current piece.
/ES 
 
Swap the current piece with the next piece.
/EL 
 
Get Prompt to change Line-Type.
/ELP 
 
Change Line-Type to a piece.
/ELC 
 
Change Line-Type to a comment. Enter the comment.
/ELS 
 
Change Line-Type to a step.
/V 
 
Jump to View menu.
/VF 
 
Change to front view.
/VR 
 
Change to right side view.
/VL 
 
Change to left side view.
/VB 
 
Change to back view.
/VO 
 
Change to over (top) view.
/VU 
 
Change to under (bottom) view.
/VT 
 
Change to three dimensional (default) view.
/VI 
 
Zoom in.
/VC 
 
Center the view above the current cursor position. (Easier than using Offset).
/T 
 
Jump to Turn menu.
/TX 
 
Get prompt to turn the current piece around the X axis. Enter the number of degrees to turn the piece.
/TY 
 
Get prompt to turn the current piece around the Y axis. Enter the number of degrees to turn the piece.
/TZ 
 
Get prompt to turn the current piece around the Z axis. Enter the number of degrees to turn the piece.
/TC 
 
Set the axes (X, Y, and Z) to go through the current cursor position.
/P 
 
Jump to Piece menu.
/PF 
 
Gets prompt to change the piece. Enter the part number or hit Enter to get a parts list.
/PC 
 
Gets prompt to change piece color. Enter the color number.
/PG 
 
Gets prompt to go to a different piece in the model. Enter the line number of the piece, or enter a large number to get to the end of the model.
/O 
 
Jump to Options menu.
/OL 
 
Set LEdit to use lines instead of studs or studs instead of lines, switching the current setting.
/OS 
 
Set LEdit to start drawing at the current piece the next time the screen is erased.
/Q 
 
Exit LEdit.
 
 
 
 
Copyright © 1998 Bram Lambrecht
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