Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Controls

Learn keyboard shortcuts and mouse controls for common operations.

Configure keyboard shortcuts and mouse controls in the Preferences dialog, which can be accessed by clicking File > Preferences from the menu bar.

Keyboard Shortcuts: Basic Functions

Function Shortcut Key
Help F1
Model Browser F2
Property Editor F3
Command Window F4
Model Configuration Toolbar F5
Full Screen Mode F11
Exit Esc
Delete Delete
Copy Ctrl + C
Import Ctrl + I
Quick Snapshot Ctrl + P
Paste Ctrl + V
Cut Ctrl + X
Redo Ctrl + Y
Undo Ctrl + Z
Save As Ctrl + Shift + S
Suspend snaps Alt
Exit application Alt + F4
Ribbon tab shortcuts Alt + <letter>

Keyboard Shortcuts: View Controls

Function Shortcut Key
Fit F
Grid on/off G (when in sketch mode)
Show/Hide all A
Show/Hide selected H
Reverse shown/hidden entities R
Turn selected parts transparent Ctrl
Select displayed Ctrl + A
Reverse Selection Ctrl + R
Top View Ctrl + F6
Bottom View Ctrl + F6 + Shift
Front View Ctrl + F7
Back View Ctrl + F7 + Shift
Right View Ctrl + F8
Left View Ctrl + F8 + Shift
Isometric Views Ctrl + F9
Switch from perspective to orthographic projection Shift + N
Rotate the view to normal to the sketch plane Shift + N (when in sketch mode)

Keyboard Shortcuts: Tools

Function Shortcut Key
New Model Ctrl + N
Open Model Ctrl + O
Save Model Ctrl + S
Quick Analysis Run F8
Quick Motion Run F9
Force Explorer F10
Arc by Center Ends A (when in sketch mode)
Center Point Circle C (when in sketch mode)
Dimension D (when in sketch mode)
Fillet K (when in sketch mode)
Mirror M (when in sketch mode)
Move M
Offset O (when in sketch mode)
Polyline L (when in sketch mode)
Push/Pull P
Rectangle by Corners R (when in sketch mode)
Sketch mode (New Sketch) S
Spline Using Control Points S (when in sketch mode)
Trim B (when in sketch mode)

Mouse Controls

Function Shortcut
Rotate Middle Mouse Drag

Ctrl + Middle Mouse Drag

Shift + Middle Mouse Drag

Turntable Rotate

Shift + Right Mouse Drag

Rotate to the closest principle axes N
Pan Right Mouse Drag

Left Mouse + Right Mouse Drag

Ctrl + Right Mouse Drag

Ctrl + Left Mouse + Right Mouse Drag

Shift + Left Mouse + Right Mouse Drag

Alt + Left Mouse + Right Mouse Drag

Zoom about the mouse cursor Middle Mouse Scroll
Dynamic Zoom

Ctrl + Shift + Right Mouse Drag

Set rotation center

C + Left-click

Clear rotation center Ctrl + Middle-click
Window (box) select Left Mouse Drag
Append selection Ctrl + Left-click
Deselect Shift + Left-click