What does the ESC key do?

16 September 2014 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Have you noticed the Escape (ESC) key seems to do different things at different times?

This may seem strange, but it is in fact very useful… if you know what to expect!

esc key highlight

Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once

  • while inputting data / drawing:  cancel the operation
  • when element(s) selected:  deselect
  • Marquee present:  remove Marquee
  • Nothing selected:  switch from Current Tool to the Arrow Tool

If you press the ESC key multiple times, the sequence will be…  cancel > deselect > remove Marquee > Arrow Tool

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