10.3.3         SHIFT Key - copy, mirror and rotate

The SHIFT key can be used to

·         Copy the selected object(s).  Is the same as using the copy and paste functions from the menu or the Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V keys.

·         Flip the selected object(s).  This essentially "flips" the object to face another direction.  Is similar to using "Flip Horizontally" or "Flip Vertically" functions from the menu.

·         Rotate the selected objects. Is the same as using Rotate function from the menu.

The secret of this shortcut is where on the selected object you place the crosshairs while holding the shift key.  The center will rotate, the corners will mirror and the middle edge will copy the object.

The cursor changes to indicate the editing action that is possible (move, stretch vertically, stretch horizontally, Control Points, etc).  There are 10 cursors (plus the “crosshairs) that are used in DRAW. The cursor is the icon that moves with the mouse.