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Managing Design Files

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+N New / Create Design File
Ctrl+O Open Design File
Ctrl+W Closes the active design file
Ctrl+S Save changes
Ctrl+F Save Settings
Ctrl+P Print / Plot Dialog

Microstation AccuDraw/ AccuSnap Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description

Manage AccuDraw/ AccuSnap

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
? Open the AccuDraw Shortcuts window.
h,a Suspend AccuDraw for the current tool operation. Selecting a new tool, or entering a Reset re-enables AccuDraw.
h,s Toggle AccuSnap on/off.
h,u Suspends AccuSnap for the current tool operation. Selecting a new tool, or entering a Reset re-enables AccuSnap.
Q Deactivates AccuDraw.

Dialog Boxes

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
~ Bump an item in the tool settings dialog box
g,t Move focus to the Tool Settings window.
g,k Move focus to Key-in window
g,s Move focus to AccuDraw Settings dialog box
g,a Open the get ACS dialog box
w,a Open the Write to ACS dialog box
P Open the Data Point Key-in dialog box
M Open the Data Point Key-in dialog box for entering multiple data points.
I Activates Intersect snap mode.
N Activates Nearest snap mode.
C Activates Center snap mode.
K open the Keypoint Snap Divisor dialog box, which is used to set the Snap Divisor for keypoint snapping.

Lock Elements

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
X Toggle the lock status for the X value.
Y Toggle the lock status for the Y value.
Z Toggle the lock status for the Z value.
D Toggle the lock status for the Distance value.
A Toggle the lock status for the Angle value.
l,i Locks the current index state.
l,p Toggle ACS Grid Plane lock
l,a Toggle ACS Plane lock.
l,s Toggle ACS Plane snap lock.
l,z Toggle Sticky Z Lock, which is used in conjunction with ACS Plane Snap Lock to force a series of snap points to lie on the active ACS' XY plane (Z=0).

Drawing Plane

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Enter Smart LockIn Rectangular coordinates,
Space Switches between Rectangular and Polar coordinates.
O Moves the drawing plane origin to the current pointer position.
V Rotate drawing plane to align with the view axes.
T Rotate the drawing plane to align with the axes in a standard Top view.
F Rotate the drawing plane to align with the axes in a standard Front view.
S Rotate the drawing plane to align with the axes in a standard Side view.
B Rotate the drawing plane to align with the active ACS,
E Rotate between three main planes: top, front, and side (3D only). This also works when your original plane is an ACS or context rotation, so you do not have to use RX, RY to rotate to a 90° plane.
r,c Rotate the drawing plane to the current ACS.
r,e Rotate the drawing plane to match the orientation of a selected element.
r,v Rotate the active view to match the current drawing plane.
r,x Rotate the drawing plane 90° about its x-axis.
r,y Rotate the drawing plane 90° about its y-axis.
r,z Rotate the drawing plane 90° about its z-axis.
r,q Quickly and temporarily rotate the drawing plane.
r,a Permanently rotate the drawing plane.

Editing

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+R Undo / Redo
Ctrl+x,Ctrl+c,Ctrl+v Cut, Copy, Paste
Ctrl+G Group current selection
Ctrl+U Ungroup current selection
Ctrl+L Lock element
Ctrl+M Unlock element
Ctrl+I Element Information
Ctrl+E View Levels Display
Ctrl+B View Attributes
Ctrl+T Tool Boxes dialog