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The Sims 4: Build Mode Tool Tips for Beginners

Hello everyone!

I will be giving you build and buy mode tool tips in today’s article!

Building Your Structure:

First thing to do is to build your structure that you are experimenting with!

The “Ctrl” Key (Build Mode):

The “Ctrl” Key is used to get rid of a wall that you do not want to have any longer, just drag it across the existing wall to get rid of it.

The “Alt” Key (Build Mode):

The “Alt” key will flood fill a wall without placing wallpaper on all walls.

The “F5” Key (Buy Mode):

The “F5” key cycles between 1/2 tile and 1/4 tile grid snapping for object placement.

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The “G” Key (B/B Mode):

The “G” key is used to toggle the grid on and off.

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The “Shift” Key (Build Mode):

The “shift” key will flood fill floor & wall paint while placing floor or wall patterns.

The “L” Key (B/B Mode):

The “L” key will toggle day and night in build and buy mode.

The “Ctrl + F” Key (Build Mode):

The “Ctrl + F” key toggles 1/4 tile floor paint while placing floor tiles to make cool floor patterns. (You can find this room on the gallery ID SaraSimm3r)

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The “U” Key (Build Mode):

The “U” key is use to move the whole house. (You can find this house on the gallery ID SaraSimm3r)

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List Of Other Tools To Use:

  • Eyedropper Tool (toggle): E
  • Hand Tool: H
  • Sledgehammer Tool (toggle): K
  • Design Tool (toggle): R
  • Wall Tool: B
  • Allow off-grid placement while dragging around an object: Alt
  • Reduce Terrain Brush Size while Terrain Paint catalog is open: [
  • Increase Terrain Brush Size while Terrain Paint catalog is open: ]
  • Move Terrain Brush Softness Slider to the Left while Terrain Paint catalog is open: ;
  • Move Terrain Brush Softness Slider to the Right while Terrain Paint catalog is open: ‘
  • Toggle Terrain Paint/Eraser while Terrain Paint catalog is open: Ctrl
  • Toggle Video Recording: V
  • Capture Screenshot: C

Check out my other article for tips on decorating the interior of your restaurant here!

About the author

SaraSimm3r

Hello! My name is Sara and I love to build houses in the Sims 4! Sims is my main hobby and wish to continue my journey in the Sims 4 Community!

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