EEP offers a multitude of keyboard shortcuts to make it easier for you to work in all program windows and at any stage of construction.

The mouse pointer must be in the corresponding window when using keyboard shortcuts.

Summary

Shortcut keys in EEP

Mouse navigation

  • Scrolling in the 2D or 3D window → Scroll wheel at the edges of the screen,
  • Zoom in the 2D or 3D window → Scroll wheel in the center of the screen,
  • Selection of categories (source / filter) → Double click,
  • Selection of objects → Left click (text, tab bar, windows),
  • Open the properties window → Right click on the object in the 2D or 3D view.

General

→ Help,

+

→Select a corresponding command from the menus,

+

→ Send the application to the background,

+

→ Close the project without leaving EEP.

2D Window

Global

→ Scroll in 4 directions,

→ Delete the selected objects,

→ Switch to the 3D view,

→ Decrease the scale,

→ Increase the scale,

+ Left click → Modify the height when placing a new camera,

+

(Left Shift)

+ Left click → Select a locked object,

(Left Shift)

 + Mark a block → Free selection to crop a block of objects (lasso function),

+

→ Mark a block,

+

→ Copier un bloc,

+

→Paste a block,

+

→ Undo the last action,

+

→Redo the last action.

In the track editor (rail, road, etc.)

+

→ Connection or joining of tracks,

+

→ Virtual connection or joining of the tracks,

(Left Shift)

When you move a block, it makes it easier to connect the tracks together.

In the predefined routes editor

+ Left click → Add a track, a turnout, a signal to the predefined route.

In the list of models

→ Search for the first model whose name begins with the designated letter,

→ Select the previous model,

→ Select the following model,

(PgUp)

→ Display the models from the previous block,

(PgDn)

→Display the models of the following block,

(home)

→ Display the first model in the list,

(End)

→ Display the last model in the list,

→ Restart rotation when previewing a model.

3D window

→ Full screen display,

→ Switch to the 2D window,

→2D control and plan windows,

→ Maximize the window,

→ Following of active rolling stock,

→Activate or deactivate the camera contact points,

→ Screenshot in 3D view,

(Shift)

+

→Screen capture in the 3D view without the information (Speed, time …),

+

→ Make a video,

→Exit full screen view,

→ Switch between full screen view and classic 3D view,

→ Rotate the camera to the left or to the right,

→ Rotate the camera up or down,

+

→ Move the camera to the left / right,

+

→ Move the camera forwards or backwards,

(Left Shift)

+

→ Turn the camera to the Left around a marker,

(Left Shift)

+

→ Turn the camera to the Right around a marker,

(Left Shift)

+

→ Turn the camera Up around a marker,

(Left Shift)

+

→ Turn the camera Down around a marker,

or

→ Zoom camera in,

or

→ Zoom camera out ,

(PgUp)

→ Rase the position of the camera,

(PgDn)

→ Lower the position of the camera,

(Home)

→ Center the camera on the source,

(End)

→ 180 ° rotation for static and free cameras,

→ View of the vehicle from the left,

→View of the vehicle from the right,

→ View of the camera at the top left,

→ View of the camera at the top right,

→ Front view of the camera,

→Rear view of the camera,

→ Activate the dynamic camera closest to the selected rolling stock,

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→ Switch to the cabin display,

→Activate the user-defined camera,

→ Temporary zoom on an object,

→ Siren, bell, warning signal,

→ Toggle the state of the rear coupler,

→ Toggle the state of the front coupler,

→ Train brake,

→ Switching of the turnout,

→ Signal switching,

→ Pause,

Automatic mode : Increase target speed going backwards,

Automatic mode : Increase target speed going forward,

Automatic mode : The speed is reset to 0 km / h,

(Shift)

+ Left click: (mouse)

  • Switch signals and turnouts,
  • Switch rolling stock to automatic driving mode,
  • Activate the preset routes using the start and finish signals.

+Left click → Move rolling stock,

→ Restart rotation when previewing a model.

Movements of railway or real estate structures

(Shift)

+ Left click → Initiate a continuous movement up to its maximum value,

+ Left click → Reverse a continuous movement to its next predefined angle,

(Shift)

+ Right click → Acceleration of a movement,

+ Right click → Slowing down of a movement,

Control window

+

→ Select rolling stock for which a keyboard shortcut has been defined.

2D preview window or Radar window

→ Scroll in the 4 directions,

→ Decrease the scale,

→ Increase the scale,

+ Left click → Modify the height when placing a new camera,

+ Right click → Position a camera facing north,

  • Activate / deactivate the display of the number of frames per second (fps) in the form of a graph,
  • Also activates tracking mode when the rolling stock tracking camera is activated
(Shift)

+ Right click → Orient the camera on the designated target,

(Shift)

+ Left click:

  • Switch signals and turnouts,
  • Switch rolling stock to automatic driving mode,
  • Activate the preset routes using the start and finish signals.

Control desk

(Shift)

+ Left click → Orient the camera from the current position on the selected signal or turnout,

+ Left click → Position the camera at the level of the selected signal or turnout.

3D editor

Global

+

→ Undo the last action,

+

→ Redo the last action.

→ Delete the selected objects,

→ Modify the height of an object during free movement,

(Shift)

→Activate free movement (valid for blocks or when a Gizmo is active),

+

→ Activate or deactivate the height-position correspondence of the object on the surface,

+

(Shift)

+ Right click → Display the menu for unlocking an object,

+ Left click → Select multiple objects,

+

→ Copy the selected objects,

+

→ Paste the selected objects.

Surface editor

→ Enlarge the workspace,

→ Reduce the workspace,

+ Left click → Invert the effect of the selected tool,

(Left Shift)

→ Highlight the work area.

Selected track

+ Right click → Modify the height at the end of the track, generates a slope instead of a curvature.

Landscape elements and structures (Gizmo active)

(Right Shift)

+

→ Moves the selected model 10cm to the right,

(Right Shift)

+

→ Moves the selected model 10cm to the left,

(Right Shift)

+

→ Moves the selected model backwards 10cm,

(Right Shift)

+

→ Moves the selected model 10cm forward,

(Right Ctrl)

+

(Right Shift)

+

 → Moves the selected model 10cm upwards,

(Right Ctrl)

+

(Right Shift)

+

 → Moves the selected model downwards 10cm.

Camera properties

→ Decrease the focal length,

→ Increase the focal length,

→ Reduce the opening (opens the diaphragm),

→ Increase the opening (closes the diaphragm),

3D editor

(Shift)

+ Left click → Mark several elements for editing (cut, copy, delete).

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This article was translated by Pierre for the English side of the EEP-World from the article written by Domi for the French side of the EEP-World.

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