Accessing the Left Hand Quick-Tools Menu

Accessing the Left Hand Quick-Tools Menu

AR3S was formerly known as ARES.
In addition to the "Main" menu AR3S also offers the "Left Hand Quick-Tools" menu. It provides quick access to some of the most common functionalities of AR3S regarding utility, manipulation as well as selection.

Accessing the "Left Hand Quick-Tools" Menu

Launch AR3S and then raise your left hand with the palm facing upwards. The "Left Hand Quick-Tools" menu should appear right next to your outstretched palm.  If you hover your finger over one of the menu icons the name of the feature is displayed.

The available options depend on whether an object has been loaded and at least one component has been selected. Click on one of the icons to activate the respective function of the menu.
  1. As long as no object has been loaded into AR3S, all options except "Realign Space" and "Main Menu" are greyed out and cannot be activated.
  2. If an object has been loaded but no component has been selected yet, "Realign Space", "Realign Object", "Replace", "Select Root" and "Main Menu" are available.
  3. As soon as an object has been loaded and at least one component has been selected, all features are made available.

Functionalities of the "Left Hand Quick-Tools" menu

First Row – "Realign Space",  "Realign Object",  "Undo"

  1. Realign Space

  2. Realign Object
    1. Equivalent to Realign Object feature in Hierarchy menu.
  3. Undo
    1. Undoes the last action performed by the user.

Second Row – "Move",  "Grab",  "Bounding Box"

  1. Move
    1. Equivalent to "Move" interaction tool in "Interaction" menu → "Manipulation".
  2. Grab
    1. Equivalent to "Grab interaction" tool in "Interaction" menu → "Manipulation".
  3. Bounding Box
    1. Equivalent to "Bounding Box" interaction tool in "Interaction" menu → "Manipulation".

Third Row – "Deselect All", "Replace", "Select Root"

  1. Deselect All
  2. Replace
    1. Equivalent to "Replace" in "Interaction" menu → "Selection".
  3. Select Root
    1. Equivalent to "Select Root" in "Interaction" menu → "Selection".
  1. Opens the "Main" menu. 


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