Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Controls

Default keyboard shortcuts and mouse controls.

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

File Management

To do this Press
New model Ctrl + N
Open Ctrl + O
Import Ctrl + I
Save Ctrl + S
Save as Ctrl + Shift + S


To do this Press
Open context sensitive help Ctrl + F1
Open the Model Browser F2
Open the Property Editor F3
Open the command window Ctrl + F4
Open the Python window F4
Show full screen F11
Open the Move tool M or T
Open the Push/Pull tool P
Exit the application Ctrl + Q


To do this Press
Rotate Middle Mouse Drag
Turntable Rotate Shift + Right Mouse Drag
Set rotation center

C + Left Mouse Click on model

Reset rotation center Ctrl + Middle Mouse Click in space
Pan Right Mouse Drag

Left + Right Mouse Drag

Zoom Middle Mouse Scroll
Dynamic Zoom Ctrl + Shift + Right Mouse Drag
Fit (and fit selected) F
Rotate to the closest principle axes N
Standard Views - Top Ctrl + F6
Standard Views - Bottom Ctrl + Shift + F6
Standard Views - Front Ctrl + F7
Standard Views - Back Ctrl + Shift + F7
Standard Views - Right Ctrl + F8
Standard Views - Left Ctrl + Shift + F8
Standard Views - Isometric Ctrl + F9


To do this Press
Show/Hide all A
Show/Hide selection H
Isolate selection I
Reverse display R
Reverse selection Ctrl + R
Turn selected parts transparent Ctrl


To do this Press
Delete Delete
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Cut Ctrl + X
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V


To do this Press
Window select Left Mouse Drag
Append selection Ctrl + Left Mouse Click
Deselect Shift + Left Mouse Click
Select displayed Ctrl + A
Reverse selection Ctrl + R

Common Across Tools

To do this Press
Exit a tool Esc

Right-click and mouse through the exit control

Double right-click