The eMachineShop software follows standard Windows conventions and terms. If you are not experienced with Windows software, it is recommended to first read one of the many books available since this help documentation assumes you are familiar with such things as: dragging objects on the screen using your mouse; common commands like Undo and Redo; use of menus, toolbars, and status bars; etc.
The file menu contains command used to work with files stored on your disk. You can use the File commands to create, open, reopen, save, import, export and revert files.
New – creates new drawings for each new part to be fabricated. New files are untitled. To specify a file name choose File | Save.
Save – stores your design to your disk. You should save your work periodically.
Rename – changes the name of the current file.
Open – opens a drawing file stored on disk.
Reopen – Opens a recently used file.
Import – Imports drawing data from another format. Click here .
Export – Exports drawing data to another format. Click here .
Revert – Undoes changes made to a File since the last Save or since you last exited the application.
Print – Prints your drawing to paper.
Exit – Closes the application.
Undo – Undoes the last change(s) to your drawing.
Redo – Undoes an Undo.
The term dragging is the process of moving lines using your mouse.
- Point the mouse cursor to the line to be moved.
- While holding down the left mouse button move the mouse to the desired location. It is strongly recommended to first drag a line to a snap point of another line (an endpoint or midpoint) and then use the keyboard arrow keys to "nudge" the line into position.
- Release the mouse button.
To drag a line to a location outside the current viewable area, drag the item near the appropriate edge and wait for a moment. The viewing area will scroll in the appropriate direction. When the desired position is reached move away from the edge and position the item.
eMachineShop CAD uses standard Windows interface conventions