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D. Edit menu

This menu contains the following commands:

Menu item What it does Shortcut
Undo [action] Reverses the last change made to the active structure. The name of the command depends on the most recent action taken (e.g., Undo Delete).
Note: Concrete Design cannot undo some actions.  If the most recent action cannot be undone, then the name of the command reverts to Undo and it is disabled.
Tip: To quickly reverse the most recent action on the active structure, click on the Undo button on the Standard toolbar.
Ctrl+Z
Cut Removes the selected table data and puts it on to the Clipboard.  Data cut to the clipboard replaces the previous contents of the clipboard. It remains on the clipboard until new data is cut or copied.

This command is only available once a valid selection has been made in the active window.

Tip: To quickly cut information to the clipboard, make a selection and then click the Cut button on the Standard toolbar.
Ctrl+X
Copy

Copies the selected table data and puts it on to the Clipboard.  Data that is copied to the clipboard replaces the previous contents of the clipboard. It remains on the clipboard until new data is cut or copied.

This command is only available once a valid selection has been made in the active window.

Tip: To quickly copy information to the clipboard, make a selection and then click the Copy button on the Standard toolbar.
Ctrl+C
Copy Picture

Copies the picture in the active structure window to the clipboard.  No selection is needed for this command to work. 

The picture replaces the previous contents of the clipboard and can be pasted into any windows application that supports graphics (e.g., Microsoft Office Word Excel).

 
Paste

Inserts a copy of the data on the clipboard into the active window.

If the data on the clipboard is empty or is unsuitable for pasting into the active window, then the command is disabled.

Ctrl+V
Delete

Deletes the selection in the active window.  A selection must be made for this command to be available. If the current window is a structure, a warning message is shown allowing the command to be canceled if required.

Tip: If a mistake is made, use the Undo command on the Edit menu to reverse the delete.  This must be done immediately after the mistake or the Undo may not be available.
Delete
Take Picture

Opens the Picture # dialog, which is used to copy the active structure window to an image for including in the report picture album.

No selection is needed for this command to work. Photographs are stored for future use in a separate file in the same folder as the structure file with the same filename but with the file extension .REI Saved Picture.

 
Go To Opens the GoTo Row dialog, which is used to scroll the active table window so that a given row is visible. F5

The menu is available in the modes:

  • Design Layer
  • Member Design
  • Slab Design
  • Earthquake