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I'm new to Blender and I've figured out how to make a gear but I have a question!

Shift+A > Mesh > Gears > Gear will add a new default gear to the build area and will bring up an Add Gear menu in the Toolshelf on the left where you can change all aspects of the gear.

But once the gear's object was moved / the interaction mode was changed / any other action was done, the Add Gear menu on the left disappears.
How do I get this menu back?


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  • $\begingroup$ There is no way to get it back once you've created an object and modified it somehow you can't go back to the original creation settings. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Feb 29 '16 at 22:17
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    $\begingroup$ related: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/7850/… $\endgroup$ – cegaton Feb 29 '16 at 22:19

This menu is called the operator panel and it only pops up when you first create the object. If you make any changes to the object it will disappear forever.

To get it back you'll have to create a new gear!

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your reply HowToBlend So how do you edit he gear once you've got it in place is there a properties sheet somewhere? Thanks $\endgroup$ – 3DMan Mar 1 '16 at 22:10
  • $\begingroup$ @3DMan You have to edit make your changes first then move it - I know, an awkward mechanic but you do get used to it. $\endgroup$ – Luka ash Mar 31 '16 at 1:06
  • $\begingroup$ Think of it backwards: move the 3D cursor to where you need the object to be created. Create the gear in place, then you'll have access to the create parameters. Once you make any change to the gear, those parameters cannot be accessed again, and you'll have to edit the geometry of your object using tools in edit mode. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Mar 31 '16 at 15:25

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