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Calypso Tip #14 - 7 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts


Ctrl + C (Copy)
  • This is the biggest time-saving shortcut, especially for large CMM programs.

  • It works for copying features, characteristics, and plain text.

  • Ctrl + C is always used with Ctrl + V after it.


Ctrl + V (Paste)
  • Use this after Ctrl +C to paste a copy of a feature, characteristic, or text.

  • Features and characteristics will be automatically renamed to the next sequential number. Because of that, it is efficient to rename the first in a series of multiple features with a number at the end. For example, if the print callout is "3X 5.255", the first characteristic can be called "Distance 5.255 - 1".

  • You can also copy features or characteristics from one measurement plan to another.

  • When you need to copy and paste a feature many times, press Ctrl + C once, keep your pinkie finger on the Ctrl key, then press the V key as many times as you need. Pretty slick, huh?


Alt + 248 (Degree Symbol °)

You can use this in the name of your angle characteristics, such as "Dim 67_Angle 45°".


Alt + 241 (Plus/Minus Symbol ±)

You can use this to show the tolerance in the characteristic name, such as "Dim 67_Angle 45° ± 1°".


Alt + 0216 (Diameter Symbol Ø)

You can use this to show a diameter symbol in the characteristic name, such as "Dim 68_Ø.250".


Alt + 172 (Quarter Fraction ¼)

Handy when you are designating threaded holes, such as "Circle ¼-20 Thread".


Alt + 171 (Half Fraction ½)

Handy when you are designating threaded holes, such as "Circle ½-20 Thread".

(Calypso only accepts these two fraction symbols, and does not allow the use of a forward slash "/" in feature names.)






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