Hammer Entity Tool
This tool allows you to place point-based entities in a map. Point-based entities are those entities which exist only at a point, and do not rely on a brush for their effect.
Once the Entity Tool is selected, the New Object toolbar will contain a list of entities from which to choose. Select an entity from the list, then click on one of the 2D views and press <Enter> to place the entity. Clicking on a brush object in the 3D view will immediately place the entity on the brush surface at the location that was clicked.
If Snap To Grid is enabled, new entities placed in the 2D views will be snapped to the grid.
- Entity Creation -- information on creating both point and solid entity types.