Default keyboard shortcuts

Last updated March 10, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2020

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 assign new shortcuts or change the default shortcuts, you can customize the keyboard shortcuts.

Common commands

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Help

F1

Help: when tooltip is open

Ctrl+F1

Open Recent models list

Ctrl+O

Create new model

Ctrl+N

Save model

Ctrl+S

Delete

Del

Open properties

When an object is selected, the properties are opened either in the property pane or in a dialog box.

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

D

Quick Launch

Ctrl+Q

Open Advanced options dialog box

Ctrl+E

Open Applications & components catalog side pane

Ctrl+F

Open Keyboard shortcuts dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+C

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

Switch rollover highlight on/off

H

Select all selection switch

F2

Select parts selection switch

F3

Select rebar sets selection switch

Alt+Q

Select rebar groups selection switch

Alt+W

Select single rebars selection switch

Alt+E

Select all objects in the model

Ctrl+A

Select previous objects

Alt+P

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

Switch Ortho on/off

O

Relative coordinate input

R

Absolute coordinate input

A

Global coordinate input

G

Cycle forward through the available snap points

Tab

Cycle backwards through the available snap points

Shift+Tab

Switch coordinate lock X, Y or Z on/off

X, Y or Z

Copying and moving objects

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Copy

Ctrl+C

Move

Ctrl+M

Switch smart select on/off

S

Viewing the model

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Open the Views list

Ctrl+I

Switch between 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

Rotate once

Rotate continuously

Shift+R

Shift+T

Switch view rotation on/off

F8

Pan

P

Switch middle button pan on/off

Shift+M

Move right

Move left

Move down

Move up

arrow keys

Center by cursor

Use to center the model on a particular point.

Insert

Fly

Shift+F

Create clip plane

Shift+X

Switch fullscreen on/off

F11

Checking the model

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Inquire object

Shift+I

Measure distance

F

Create report

Ctrl+B

Open Phase manager

Ctrl+H

Create AutoConnections

Ctrl+J

Rebar display options

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Leg face visibility

Alt+1

Guideline visibility

Alt+2

Property modifier visibility

Alt+3

Splitter visibility

Alt+4

End detail modifier visibility

Alt+5

Rebar dimension visibility

Alt+6

Color rebar groups

Alt+7

Drawings

Command

Keyboard shortcut

Open Document manager in model

Ctrl+L

Open Document manager 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 Document manager: Open user-defined attributes

Alt+U

In Document manager: Add to Master Drawing Catalog

Ctrl+M

In Document manager: 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 Jim Baarman

Could we get a link to the updated Tekla-Structures-KB-Shortcuts-flyer here?