Most objects such as Zones, Windows, Doors and many others are created using Hero's Drawing Modes.
These Drawing Modes are accessed on the Visual View's Left Toolbar. They include:
Free Drawing Mode or Default mode
Opening Drawing Mode (Windows, Door & Permanent Openings)
Screen & Eave Drawing Modes for Screens (Vertical Shading Objects) & Eaves (Horizontal Shading Objects)
Attach Screen or Eave (discussed in Screen & Eave Drawing Modes)
Set Project Orientation (discussed in Visual View Top Toolbar)
To enter the desired Drawing-Mode
🖱 Click the relevant button or use its
⌨ keyboard shortcut.
You can find an explanation of each Drawing-Mode by hovering over the button and waiting for the Tooltip to show which will also show the keyboard shortcut.
Entering into a Drawing Mode will exit out of Free Drawing Mode such that normal selection & dragging of objects is disabled.
Most drawing modes share similar controls & functionality.
To exit any drawing mode and return to Free Drawing Mode, hit the
⌨ Escape key, or
🖱 Right-Click to reset each step until the drawing mode is exited.
Drawing Modes that create shapes such as Line, Rectangles & Polygons will share several features including:
🖱 Left-Clickto place points of the object
🖱 Double Left-Clicktypically completing polygon shape (or clicking back at the origin)
🖱 Right-Clickwill reset backward one step in object creation, removing the previous point. If no object remains, the next
🖱 Right-Clickwill exit the drawing mode
You can enter Manual Dimensions when drawing most objects. Type the desired dimension in millimetres and hit
⌨ Enter to commit the value.
⌨ Shift while drawing line or polygon shapes will typically lock the direction of the current line to a straight
Most Drawing-Modes have several Sub-Modes that allow you to create the object in different ways, for example, Skylights, can be created as Rectangles, or Line by Line for polygon-shaped skylights, or as a Circular shape.
These sub-modes are changed by clicking the Sub-Mode Button in the Drawing Mode guide-box, or by using the
⌨ Tilde [`] keyboard shortcut which is above the
⌨ Tab key on most standard keyboards.