Keyboard Shortcuts for the Editor

CUT AND GLUE! OR HOW IT WENT…!?

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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Workplane: ‘W‘ Press W to place workplane

Ruler: ‘R‘ Press F to place ruler

Fit view to selection: ‘F‘ Press F to fit the view on selected object

Copy: Press ‘ctrl/cmd’ + ‘C‘ to copy selected object/objects

Paste: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘V‘ to paste object/objects

Paste in place: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘shift‘ + ‘V‘ to paste object/objects

Undo: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘Z‘ to undo

Redo: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘shift‘ + ‘Z‘ to redo

Group: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘G‘ to group objects

Ungroup: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘shift‘ + ‘G‘ to ungroup objects

Duplicate in place: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘D‘ to duplicate selection in the same place

Lock: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘L‘ to lock selection

Select all: Press ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘A‘ to select all objects

Delete: Press ‘backspace‘ to delete object

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Moving selection

Move on workplane: ‘all arrows‘, Nudge selection on workplane (x&y-axis)

Move up & down: ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘up&down arrows‘, Nudge selection up & down (z-axis)

Move x10 on workplane: ‘shift‘ + ‘all arrows‘ Nudge selection 10 x snap on workplane (x&y-axis)

Move x10 up & down: ‘ctrl/cmd‘ + ‘shift‘ + ‘up&down arrows‘ Nudge selection 10 x snap up & down (z-axis)

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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS WITH MOUSE

Duplicate: Hold ‘alt‘ while starting to move to duplicate selection

Select multiple objects: Hold ‘shift‘ + ‘left mouse button‘ to select multiple objects

45°-step rotation: Hold ‘shift‘ while rotating to constrain rotation to 45 degree steps

1D scale (center of the object): Hold ‘alt‘ while scaling object from side handle to scale proportionally on one direction

2D scale (center of the object): Hold ‘alt‘ while scaling object from corner handle to scale proportionally on two direction

3D scale (opposite corner): Hold ‘shift‘ while scaling object from corner handle to scale proportionally on all directions

3D scale (bottom center of the object): Hold  ‘shift‘ + ‘alt‘ while scaling object from corner handle to scale proportionally on all directions

3D scale (center of the object): Hold ‘shift‘ + ‘alt‘ while scaling object from top handle to scale proportionally on all directions

Pan view: Hold ‘shift‘ + ‘right mouse button‘ to view panoramic

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9 comments

  1. […] video, and now we’ve updated that page with a text version of all the shortcuts. Check it out here or by clicking on “Helpful Links” on the right hand side of the […]

  2. I’m sure there’s a reason you can’t find this via the Help menu on your software. :)

  3. I would love to be able to edit a design but cannot find this function anywhere

    1. Lennie- Just click Tinker This or Duplicate and Tinker from any model’s page to bring it into the editor.

  4. I was unable to find a way to proportionally scale in 2d. I currently have to note the current height, scale proportionally in 3d, then grab the top-face-resize-point and then resize back to the original height (optionally using the ruler). Is there an easier way to do this?

  5. A shortcut for align?

  6. Julia Truchsess · · Reply

    I would really like to have a keyboard shortcut to switch between Midpoint and Corner modes, its something I do very, very frequently.

    1. Noted, sent to the penguins.

  7. Julia Truchsess · · Reply

    Thanks, Andrew!

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