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Time Saving Keyboard Shortcuts

Assemblies
Keyboard
shortcut
Alt + drag

Alt + Ctrldrag
Ctrl + drag

Tab
Shift + Tab
Ctrl + Shift +
Tab

Description

Mates. Creates a SmartMate when you Alt + drag a component.

Motion studies. Moves multiple keys in the MotionManager.

Triad. When using the triad (for example, in Move with Triad mode and in Exploded
Views), aligns the triad with an edge or face when you Alt + drag the center ball or handle
on the triad and drop it on an edge or face.

Reordering components. When moving a component in the FeatureManager design tree,


ensures that the component remains at the same level in the tree and prevents it from
being moved into a subassembly.

Copies the component and creates a SmartMate.

Copies a component when you Ctrl + drag it.

Selection. In an assembly with preselected components, inverts the selection when


you Ctrl + drag a selection box.

Toolbox. Creates a part instead of a configuration when you drag a Toolbox component
into an assembly.

Motion studies. Copies multiple keys in the MotionManager.

Hide/Show. Hides all components below the pointer.

While Inserting a Component. Rotates the component 90.

Hide/Show. Shows all components below the pointer.

While Inserting a Component. Rotates the component -90.

Temporarily displays all hidden components as transparent and lets you select
which ones to show.
To show one or more components, move the pointer to the graphics area, and press and
hold Ctrl + Shift + Tab. All hidden components are temporarily displayed as transparent. Click
a hidden component to change it to shown.

Right-click and
drag

In a blank area of the graphics area. Invokes mouse gestures.

On a component. Rotates a component relative to the assembly origin.

Alt + rightclick + drag

On a Component. Invokes mouse gestures instead of the Rotate


Component tool.

Shift +arrow
keys

Reorients a Routing component when you insert a Routing component into an


existing Routing assembly.

Copy/paste
Keyboard
shortcut

Description

Ctrl +
Use these keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste, similar to Windows
C andCtrl + V functionality.
Sketches. Copies and pastes sketch entities.

Ctrl + drag

Parts. Copies and pastes sketches.

Assemblies. Copies and pastes parts and subassemblies. If you select a feature in the
FeatureManager design tree, you can copy and paste the feature as an assembly-level
feature.

Drawings. Copies and pastes drawing views.

Sketches. Copies sketch entities.

Parts. Copies features.

Assemblies. Copies parts and subassemblies.

Drawings. Copies drawing views.

Dimensions and annotations


Keyboard
shortcut

Description

Alt + click

Turns off automatic alignment when you place dimensions and annotations.

Alt + drag

Moves an annotation independently from the group in which it is contained.

Alt + specified
values

Inserts standard Windows symbols:


Alt + 0176. Inserts a degree symbol.

Alt + 0216. Inserts a diameter symbol.

Alt + 0181. Inserts a symbol.

Ctrl + drag

Creates additional leaders on a note when you Ctrl + drag a leader's


arrowhead.

Shift + click

Snaps a dimension to the max or min location when dimensioning arcs and
circles with the Smart Dimension tool.

` key

Lets you change the annotation view plane for a dimension or annotation.

Display
Keyboard shortcut

Description

Alt + arrow keys

Rotates the model parallel to the viewing plane.

Alt + drag the middle


mouse button

Rotates the model parallel to the viewing plane.

Shift + arrow keys

Rotates the model 90.

Shift + Z

Zooms the model in.

Zooms the model out.

Shift + drag the middle Zooms the model in and out about the screen center.
mouse button
F

Zooms to fit.

Alt + click

Shows a hidden body or component when you hover over the body or
component.

Alt + middle mouse


wheel

Shows a section view when using the magnifying glass.

Ctrl + spacebar

Opens the View Selector.

Spacebar

Opens the View Selector and Orientation dialog box.

Alt + drag

Opens the Appearances PropertyManager when you drag an


appearance from the Task Pane onto a model.

Drawings
Keyboard
shortcut

Description

Alt + drag

Lets you select anywhere in a table to move the table.

Ctrl + drag

Drawing views. Breaks the drawing view alignment when you insert a drawing view.

Annotations. Copies annotations without snapping to the grid or to other annotations.

Tables. Lets you select anywhere in a table to move the table.

Shift +click

Lets you select one edge in a drawing view if multiple edges are collinear. In
general, when you select an edge in a drawing, the entire line is highlighted if all
of the line segments are collinear.

Shift +drag

Moves a dimension to another drawing view when you drag the dimension and
drop it on another view.

Move
Keyboard shortcut

Description

Ctrl + arrow keys

Pans a model.

Ctrl + drag the


Pans a model.
middle mouse button
Shift + drag

Sketches. Moves a set of sketch entities.

Parts. Moves a feature.

Drawings. Moves the selected drawing view and any related views together as if

they are one entity. You can also move a dimension to a different view.

Selection
Keyboard
shortcut

Description

Alt + click

Lets you select the back faces in the View Selector cube.

Ctrl + click

Lets you select multiple entities.

Shift

Lets you select a transparent face on a part.

Shift + click

Selects everything within the two selected items in the FeatureManager


design tree.

Sheet metal
Keyboard
shortcut

Description

Tab

Flips the direction of the forming tool when dragging the forming tool onto
a face.

Sketching
Keyboard shortcut

Description

Alt + drag

Symmetrically adjusts both handles of a control point in a


spline.

Ctrl + drag

Suppresses inference lines when dragging an endpoint.

Pressing Ctrl while


sketching

Turns off automatic sketch relations.

Shift + click

Turns on snapping.

Shift + drag

When sketching a line, the line snaps to specific lengths.

Tab

Changes the XYZ plane when sketching in a 3D sketch.

User interface
Keyboard
shortcut

Description

Ctrl + B

Rebuilds the model.

Ctrl + R

Redraws the screen.

Ctrl + Tab

Moves among open


documents.

Enter

Repeats the last command.

Opens the shortcut bar.