Speeding up model creation

All tools listed in the Tools pane have an accelerator key that will allow you to use that tool without manually selecting that tool in the list. To use this feature simply press and hold the key, left click in the workspace and drag the mouse. Using this method you can perform several different operations in succession without going back and forth from the 3-D view and the Tool list. If the Restore Tools button is checked as in the image below, pressing the accelerator will switch to that tool and revert back to the previous tool when the key is released.