Adding Coordinates from the 3D view to a Dialog Using Point Entry

Use point entry to add coordinates from the 3D view to fields on a dialog.

As an example, specify the base corner of a cuboid by snapping to a point in the 3D view and use point entry to add the coordinates to the dialog.

  1. Open the Create cuboid dialog.
  2. Verify that the Base corner field is highlighted in yellow.
  3. Press and hold down the Ctrl+Shift keys while hovering with the mouse cursor over a specific point in the 3D view.
  4. Left click on the blue dot to snap to that point. You can now release the Ctrl+Shift keys.
    The coordinate of the named point is added to the Base corner fields and the focus has moved to the next field.