User Interface CAD

Shortcuts in CAD

DEL: deletes selected drawings

SHIFT + DEL: removes and copies selected drawing elements

CTRL + DEL: copies selected drawing elements

SHIFT + INS: pastes copied drawing elements

SHIFT + CTRL + S: saves selected drawing elements in a file

CTRL + A: selects all drawing elements

CTRL + U: deselects all selected drawings

CTRL + C: copies selected drawing elements

CTRL + V: pastes drawing elements

CTRL + X: cuts selected drawing elements and copies them to the clipboard

CTRL + Z: Undo

CTRL + P: Print

CTRL + M: selects drawing elements. If more than one drawing is available, the mouse arrow has to be in the area of the drawing that shall be selected.

CTRL + L: creates a starting point of a line

CTRL + N: creates a new drawing

CTRL + O: Adds an additional drawing to the displayed drawing on the screen

CTRL + S: Saves a drawing to the CAD database

Pan function: By pressed scroll wheel you can move in a drawing.


User Interface CAD

The CAD user interface contains several components.

The description of the components are displayed in this picture:

On the following pages you get more information about the function of these components.


Create Toolbars

horten your mouse movement and speed up your work in CAD with the new custom toolbars.

In the CAD file menu, click on “Settings” > “User Settings.”

Select the “Toolbars” tab.

You can select a toolbar from the list on the left under “Select toolbar.” All functions available in the selected toolbar are listed.

To create a new toolbar, click on the button with the green plus sign. Enter a name for the toolbar.

Now, select the functions that you wish to incorporate in your toolbar from the list on the right side.

To do so, set a check mark in front of the function.

When you are done compiling your toolbar, click on the “Save” button.

Your toolbar will now appear in CAD, where you can place it in the desired location.


icon001 Paste cross section from clipboard into CAD
icon002 Creates a new document
OEFFNEN Loads a drawing
icon003 Inserts a drawing into an existing drawing
icon004 Saves a document
icon005 Prints a document
icon006 Cuts the selected element
icon007 Copies the selected element
icon008 Pastes am element
icon009 Catches an element
icon010 Inserts a cross section
PROFZULADEN Inserts a profile into an existing drawing
NORMTEILE Opens the standard item generator
LAYER Opens the layer management
RECHTWINKLIG Orthogonal Mode
icon011 Opens Settings
CADMOVE Copies and moves selected objects
KOORD Rotate Coordinate System
OBJFANG Enables and disables object snap
icon012 Imports Machinings
icon013 Inserts Machinings

Basic Drawing Functions

LINIE Sets drawing mode to “Line”
RECHTECK Sets drawing mode to “Rectangle”
VIELECK Sets drawing mode to “Polygon”
BOGEN1 Sets drawing mode to “Arch”
BOGEN2 Sets drawing mode to “Semi Arch”
BOGEN3 Sets drawing mode to “Arch by 3 Points”
KREIS1 Sets drawing mode to “Circle”
KREIS2 Sets drawing mode to “Circle with Centre Lines”
TEXT Insert a text
TEXTBEREICH Inserts a text block

Enhanced Drawing Functions

PARALLEL2 Sets drawing mode to “Parallel Line”
PARALLEL1 Sets drawing mode to “Parallel Lines with Constant Distance”
FOLIE Sets drawing mode to “Construction Foil”
BLECH Sets drawing mode to “Sheet Metal”
RECHTECKROHR Sets drawing mode to “Rectangular Tube”
RUNDROHR Sets drawing mode to “Circular Tube”
WINKEL Sets drawing mode to “Angle”
PUTZ Sets drawing mode to “Plaster”
NULLPUNKT Serts the origin
LANGLOCH Sets drawing mode to “Slot”
EINFSETZEN Sets an insertion point
SENKRECHTZEICHNEN Sets drawing mode to “Perpendicular”
WINKELHALB Sets drawing mode to “Bisect Angle”
LINIENUEBERSTAND Sets drawing mode to “Overlapping Line”
POLYGON Sets drawing mode to “Polygon”
POLYLINIE Sets drawing mode to “Polyline”
VERSIEGELUNG Sets drawing mode to “Sealing”
HINTERFUELLUNG Sets drawing mode to “Backfill”
BESCHRIFTUNG Sets drawing mode to “Lable”
SCHRAFFUR Inserts a hatch
MARKUMRISSSCHRAFFUR Inserts hatches into selected polylines and polygons


ELEMENTAUFLOESEN Converts selected elements into lines
icon014 Converts selected lines into arches
VEREINFACHEN Optimises drawing
SCHNEIDEN Sets a cross section
ANLINIE Lengthems line at other line
ECKEN1 Closes corners
ECKENABRUNDEN Rounds corners
HORZSPG Enables “Mirror Horizontally” mode
VERTSPG Enables “Mirror Vertically” mode
SPG1 Enables “Mirror Free” mode
SPG2 Enables “Mirror at Line” mode
VEREINFACHEN Optimise Polygon
SKALPROPORTIONAL Proportional Scaling
SKALFREI Free Scaling
MASSSTAB Edit scale
MASSSTAB Set scale
POLYGONBOGENSEGMENTIEREN Explode arch into polygon
LAYERVERSCHIEBEN Copy onto another layer
MARKANLINIEVERLAENGERN Lengthen Selected Object at Line
LINKS90 Enables “Rotate Perpendicularly Left” mode
RECHTS90 Enables “Rotate Perpendicularly Right” mode
DREHEN Enables “Rotate” mode
DREHENMEHR Enables “Multiple Rotate” mode
CADVERSCHIEBEN Enables “Move” mode
CADVERSCHIEBENMEHR Enables “Multiple Move” mode
STRECKEN Enables “Stretch Objects” mode


MASS1 Sets horizontal dimension
MASS2 Sets vertical dimension
MASS3 Sets oblique dimension
MASS4 Edits dimension
MARKBEARBEITEN Edits selected dimension
PARALLEL Sets parallel dimension
RADIUS Sets radial dimension
DURCHMESSER Sets diameter dimension
WINKEL Sets angle dimension
BODENLAENGE Sets arch dimension
MASSSTAB Sets dimension scale

 Guide Lines

SICHTBAR Shows or hides guide lines
HILFSWAAGERECHT Sets a horizontal guide line
HILFSSENKRECHT Sets a vertical guide line
HILFSSETZEN Sets mode to “Guide Line”
HILFSKREIS Sets mode to “Guide Circle”
HILFSBOGEN Sets mode to “Guide Arch”
HILFSPARALLEL Sets mode to “Parallel Guide Lines”
HILFSTANGENTE Sets mode to “Tangent Guide Line”
HILFSZAUN Sets mode to “Guide Line Fence”
HILFSLOESCHEN Sets mode to “Delete Guide Lines”
HILFSALLELOESCHEN Sets mode to “”Delete All Guide lines”
HILFSRASTER Sets Guide Line Grid


MARK1 Enables selection mode “Select”
MARK2 Enables selection mode “Select to intersection point”
MARK3 Enables selection mode “Select Area”
MARK4 Selects all objects
MARKIERUNGTAUSCHEN Inverts Selection of all Objects
MARK5 Deselects all objects
FARBETYP Sets current line type and colour
CADLOESCHEN Deletes selected objects
icon014 Enables double zoom mode

Move Toolbars

Click with pressed left mouse key on the dotted line on the left of the toolbar. You are able to change the position of the toolbar.


Enable Icons

You may determine which icons shall be displayed in the toolbar.

Therefore click on the arrow on the right of the toolbar. A menu appears. Here you are able to activate and deactivate the different icons.




The status bar is on the bottom of the screen. Here you find information while you are creating a drawing e.g. the coordinates of the cursor and different drawing functions.

File Menu

The file menu is on the top of the screen  and contains all functions and setting of the LogiKal CAD.

Click with the mouse on a item in the file menu, to display the list of the different options.

You are also able to use the keyboard. Press the ALT key and the underlined character of the menu item.

Example: If you want to create a new drawing, press the ALT key and F. The file menu appears. Now press the key N and a blank page appears on the drawing area.

Context Menu

By using the context menu you are able to get quick access on all relevant functions while creating a drawing.

You may display the context menu by right click in the drawing area.

PAN and Zoom Function

Use the zoom function to enlarge or to reduce the view of drawing.
Move the scroll wheel up to zoom in.
Move the scroll wheel down zoom out.

By using the PAN function you are able to move in a drawing. Therefor press the scroll wheel of the mouse and move it to the desired position.

Element input, CAD and estimation interaction

With LogiKal, CAD and estimation are integrated even more tightly.

For example, you can incorporate your elements into a CAD installation drawing as early as the design phase. To do so, simply add your item views and sections to your drawing.

Modifications made in the Input of Element in LogiKal are immediately updated in the drawing.

You can also edit the elements directly from the drawing.

This is then updated across all workplaces.

This significantly speeds up cooperation at your company and prevents mistakes.

All personnel will have access to the same version of the element’s design.

This interplay also works when a new CAD system is integrated into your workflow.

Here too, modifications are immediately forwarded from CAD to LogiKal and from LogiKal to CAD.

In addition, ERP systems use the same connection to keep materials, resource planning, estimations etc. up to date – no matter where or in what linked program the changes are made, all other instances will be current.

Located in the file menu of CAD is the “Position” menu.

This menu allows you to create completely new projects and positions directly in CAD.

Positions can be added to the drawing area and edited.

To insert the item, open CAD and click on “Position” -> “Insert Position” in the file menu. Select an item from the list.

To generate a cross-sectional view of this position, click on “Position” -> “Set Section Line” in the file menu. Draw the cutting line with the left mouse button pressed.

Place the sectional drawing on the drawing area by pressing the left mouse button.

The sectional view can be changed by clicking the right mouse button.

Dimensional changes can be made directly via “Settings” -> “User Settings” -> “Positions”. This allows you to modify the size ratio between the drawing elements using the scale settings for view and editing.

Previous Function Call in the Context Menu

Simplify the handling in CAD and draw even faster by directly accessing the most recently selected function with just a single mouse click.

In CAD, open the most recently accessed function by clicking the right mouse button: it is always listed at the very top of the context menu.