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Default keyboard shortcuts

Last updated September 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017i

Default keyboard shortcuts

Default keyboard shortcuts

Tekla Structures contains a large number of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your work.

If you want to change the default shortcuts, see Customize the keyboard shortcuts.

Common commands

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Help

F1

Help: when tooltip is open

CTRL + F1

Open model

Ctrl+O

Create new model

Ctrl+N

Save model

Ctrl+S

Delete

Del

Properties

Alt+Enter

Undo

Ctrl+Z

Redo

Ctrl+Y

Interrupt

Esc

Repeat last command

Enter

Show/hide contextual toolbar

CTRL + K

Switch direct modification on/off

CTRL + D

Quick Launch

CTRL + Q

Advanced options

CTRL + E

Applications & components catalog

CTRL + F

Rendering options

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Parts wireframe

Ctrl+1

Parts shaded wireframe

Ctrl+2

Parts grayscale

Ctrl+3

Parts rendered

Ctrl+4

Show only selected part

Ctrl+5

Components wireframe

Shift+1

Components shaded wireframe

Shift+2

Components grayscale

Shift+3

Components rendered

Shift+4

Show only selected component

Shift+5

Selecting objects

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Rollover highlight on/off

H

Select all selection switch

F2

Select parts selection switch

F3

Select all

Ctrl+A

Select assembly

Alt+object

Add to selection

Shift

Toggle selection

Ctrl

Selection filters

Ctrl+G

Hide object

Shift+H

Snapping

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Snap to reference lines/points

F4

Snap to geometry lines/points

F5

Snap to nearest points

F6

Snap to any position

F7

Ortho

O

Relative coordinate input

R

Absolute coordinate input

A

Global coordinate input

G

Snap to next position

Tab

Snap to previous position

Shift+Tab

Lock X, Y or Z coordinates

X , Y or Z

Copying and moving objects

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Copy

Ctrl+C

Move

Ctrl+M

Drag and drop

D

Smart Select

S

Viewing the model

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Open the view list

Ctrl+I

3D/Plane view

Ctrl+P

Switch between views

Ctrl+Tab

Updated window

Ctrl + U

Zoom original

Home

Zoom previous

End

Zoom in

Page Up

Zoom out

Page Down

Rotate using mouse

Ctrl+R

Rotate using keyboard

Ctrl+arrow keys

Shift+arrow keys

Set view rotation point

V

Auto rotate

Shift+R

Shift+T

Pan

P

Middle button pan

Shift+M

Move right

Move left

Move down

Move up

arrow keys

Fly

Shift+F

Create clip plane

Shift+X

Checking the model

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Inquire object

Shift+I

Measure distance

F

Create report

Ctrl+B

Drawings

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Open Drawing list in model

Ctrl+L

Open Drawing list in drawing mode

Ctrl+O

Print drawings

Shift+P

Open next drawing

Ctrl+Page Down

Open previous drawing

Ctrl+Page Up

Associativity symbol

Shift+A

Set next drawing color mode

B

Ghost outline

Shift+G

Add orthogonal dimension

G

Add free dimension

F

Open any drawing after creating the drawing

Ctrl+Shift

In Drawing list : Open user-defined attributes

Alt+U

In Drawing list : Add to Master Drawing Catalog

Ctrl+M

In Drawing list : Revision handling

Ctrl+R

In Master Drawing Catalog : Select all

Ctrl+A

In Master Drawing Catalog : Create drawings for all parts

Alt+A

In Master Drawing Catalog : Create drawings

Alt+C

Set UCS origin

U

Set UCS by two points

Shift+U

Toggle orientation

Ctrl+T

Reset current

Ctrl+1

Reset all

Ctrl+0

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by Michael Boehmer

According to the Display detailing page Alt-D is the short cut. It is not listed here and the shortcut Alt-D doesn't work in 2017i.

by Hanna from User Assistance team

Thanks for the feedback.

Yes, you are right. Unfortunately Alt-D doesn't seem to work in TS 2017i at the moment.