We have seen quite a few questions and discussions surrounding the controls so I thought this is the perfect opportunity to put our heads together and share some tips & tricks regarding controls.
I'll start with the basics and a few not so basic, if you have tips of your own to share drop a post below. I will keep updating the OP with all the new tips that come in
BASIC CONTROLS FOR XBOX
Create a Sim (CAS):
BASIC CONTROLS FOR PLAYSTATION
Create a Sim (CAS):
Open cheats bar: Xbox: Press both the left and right triggers and bumpers (LT + RT + LB + RB) PlayStation: Press L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 all at the same time
Heads up: You will need to introduce testingcheats on to use cheats. If you use testingcheats, achievements will be disabled for the current save game.
Show cheat options when clicking on Sims/objects (equivalent to Shift + click on PC): Xbox: press B + A. Make sure to press B first, and then A while holding B. PlayStation: press O + X. Make sure to press O first, and then X while holding O.
Lock panels like the needs panel: press the right stick to pin an open panel.
Sell inventory stacks: while having the stack selected in the inventory: Xbox: press X + Y at the same time. PlayStation: press square + triangle at the same time.
*If you are unable to press Ok in the dialogue that opens, press circle or B to go back and try again
Toggle between grid / half grid / free object placing:
This will allow you to place objects outside the grid. Xbox: Press the left trigger (LT) PlayStation: Press L2
Rotate objects: while having an object selected: Xbox: press LB or RB. PlayStation: press L1 or R1.
Rotate objects to any angle: while having an object selected: Xbox: press LB/RB at the same time, then right stick to rotate. PlayStation: press L1/R1 at the same time, then right stick to rotate.
Rotate floor tile: triangle (PS4) or Y (Xbox) while using the single floor tile tool.
Toggle between full floor tile/quarter of a floor tile: square (PS4) or X (Xbox) while using the single floor tile tool.
Toggle full room and 1 wall when painting: R1 or L1 (PS4) - either one of the Bumpers (Xbox) when using painting tool. Also applies when placing floor tiles or windows.
Change object size: while having an object selected: Xbox: press both triggers + left (smaller)/right (bigger) PlayStation: press L2 and R2 + left (smaller)/right (bigger)
Change object elevation: introduce the cheat 'bb.moveobjects on' to activate moveobjects. Once active, while having an object selected: Xbox: press both triggers + up/down PlayStation: press L2 and R2 + up/down