Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

These keyboard shortcuts are those you will use most frequently.

Change the View of the Model



Zoom-In :

Zoom-Out :

Mouse_select_scroll-BLK Middle-Button Scroll Wheel



Pan :

CTRL + Drag

PAN Left or Right :

CTRL + Mouse_select_scroll-BLK(scroll wheel)

PAN up or down :

SHIFT + Mouse_select_scroll-BLK(scroll wheel)



Free-Spin :

SHIFT + Drag

10º spin :

1.Click in the SELECTION-WINDOW then GRAPHIC-AREA , then

LeftArrowb-sm , RightArrowb , UpArrowb-sm or DownArrowb-sm

30º spin :

CTRL + LeftArrowb-sm , RightArrowb , UpArrowb-sm or DownArrowb-sm

90º spin :

SHIFT + LeftArrowb-sm , RightArrowb , UpArrowb-sm or DownArrowb-sm

Mouse-Button Shortcuts

Double-Click :

An element to open the element's dialog-box, when possible.

Click Nothing :

Click an empty area of the graphic-area to deselect all elements.

Click :

An element. The element with show in the Selection-Window (edit it from there)

CTRL+Click :

An element: the Element Properties dialog shows to give the kinematic and dynamic properties of the element you click.

Alt + Click :

The graphic-area to show a Target as a 'bulls-eye' target of concentric rings, with a scale. As you zoom in, the scale has a smaller linear range. An easy-to-use tool to approximate the distance between elements.

Right-Click :

... an element to complete a command for which you must select only one element.

Right-Click :

the graphic-area to cancel the active command

Keyboard Shortcuts

F1 :

Hover above an toolbar icon, then click F1 (Fn+F1 on Laptops) to read the help for the command.  See also Help menu > Download Latest Help


Add Part


Continuously Cycle


One Machine-Step Forward


One Machine-Step Back.


Stop Continuous Cycle and move the Master-Machine-Angle to 0º.

CTRL + Z :

Undo - This is actually quite powerful.


Cancel the active command.