With Simphy you can use keyboard shortcuts to do things faster and easier. Although initially it is difficult to remember keyboard shortcuts, but once you are used to them , it becomes extremely handy. I have tried to make shortcuts as intuitive as possible.
Global Keyboard ShortCut
These shortcuts are application wide shortcuts and work whenever application has focus.
|Keyboard ShortCut||what it does|
|Ctrl + N||Creates new simulation|
|Ctrl + O||Shows file dialog to open already saved simulation|
|Ctrl + I||Shows file dialog to import objects from saved simulation to current simulation|
|Ctrl + S||Shows dialog to save current simulation to file|
|Alt + F4||Exit Application|
|Ctrl + T||show/hide property table|
|Ctrl + R||Resets simulation to initial state (state when it was opened or previously saved)|
Canvas Keyboard ShortCuts
These shortcuts are intended for object’s creation and interaction with world and will work only when canvas has focus (Click on canvas to get focus).
|Add Objects Tools:|
|Shift + d||Sets current tool to ‘Add Disc’ Tool|
|Shift + b||Sets current tool to ‘Add Box’ Tool|
|Shift + p||Sets current tool to ‘Add polygon’ Tool|
|Shift + r||Sets current tool to ‘Add Ring’ Tool|
|Shift + e||Sets current tool to ‘Add Ellipse’ Tool|
|Shift + g||Sets current tool to ‘Add Ground’ Tool|
|Shift + c||Sets current tool to ‘Add Curve/FreeHand Shape’ Tool|
|Add Joints Tools:|
|Shift + l||Sets current tool to ‘Add Distance Joint’ Tool|
|Shift + s||Sets current tool to ‘Add Spring Joint’ Tool|
|Shift + h||Sets current tool to ‘Add Hinge Joint’ Tool|
|Shift + w||Sets current tool to ‘Add Weld Joint’ Tool|
|Edit Objects Tools:|
|Shift + x||Sets current tool to ‘Delete’ Tool|
|Shift + s||Sets current tool to ‘Slice’ Tool|
|Shift + m||Sets current tool to ‘Measure’ Tool|
|Shift + i||Sets current tool to ‘Apply Force’ Tool|
|Shift + j||Sets current tool to ‘Apply Impulse’ Tool|
|Shift + f||Sets current tool to ‘Free Body Diagram’ Tool|
|Shift + t||Sets current tool to ‘Add Tracer’ Tool|
|Ctrl + U||Toogle random color of newly created Body|
|Ctrl + Q||Performs one step at a time (keep key pressed to perform multiple steps)|
With Simphy you can use mouse or touch as an input. long press in touch screen enabled monitor behaves as right click in mouse. Main tasks performed by mouse are
- Select tool from object creation toolbar and Press and drag to create objects
- Move already created objects or scene itself by dragging with mouse.
- Click on object to select it.
- Drag with Ctrl pressed on keyboard to perform multiple selection.
- Right click on object to open edit pop up menu for the object.
- Right click in empty canvas to open popup menu to edit world.
- Double click to abandon current object creation and allow moving objects/scene.