Tekla Structures Tekla Structures

Modeling shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+n Create new model
Ctrl+i Open the Views list
Shift+x Create clip plane
h Rollover highlight
v Set view rotation point
ShiftR, SHIFT +t Autorotate
F8 Disable view rotation
Ctrl+p 3D / Plane
Shift+f Fly (in perspective views)
Ctrl+a Select all
Altobject Select assembly
Shift+h Hide object
F9,F10,F11,F12 Snapshot
Backspace Undo last polygon pick
Space Finish polygon input
Ctrl+f Open component catalog
Ctrl+j Create AutoConnection
Ctrl+h Phase manager
Shift+c Clash check
Ctrl+w Drawing Wizard
Ctrl+l Drawing list
Ctrl+d Clone drawing
Shift+p Print drawings
Ctrl+b Create report

Drawing shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Shift+a Associative symbol
b Black and white drawing
Shift+g Ghost outline
Ctrl+Page Down / Ctrl+Page Up Open next drawing / open previous drawing
g Create an orthogonal dimension

User Coordinate System (UCS) shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
u Set coordinate system origin
Shift+u Set coordinate system by two points
Ctrl+t Toggle orientation
Ctrl+1 Reset current
Ctrl+0(zero) Reset all

Component parts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Shift+1 Wire frame
Shift+2 Shaded wire frame
Shift+3 Rendered (black)
Shift+4 Rendered
Shift+5 Rendered (dark colors)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+1 Wire frame
Ctrl+2 Shaded wire frame
Ctrl+3 Rendered (black)
Ctrl+4 Rendered
Ctrl+5 Rendered (dark colors)

General shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+o Open
Ctrl+s Save
Alt+Enter Properties
Ctrl+z Undo
Ctrl+y Redo
Esc Interrupt
Enter Repeat the last command
Ctrl+c Copy
Ctrl+m Move
Delete Delete
d Drag and drop
p Pan
Shift+m Middle button pan
x Move right
z Move left
y Move down
w Move up
Insert Center by cursor
Home Zoom original
Page Up / Page Down Zoom in/out
End Zoom previous
Ctrl+r Rotate using mouse
Ctrl+Arrow Keys,Shift+Arrow Keys Rotate using keyboard
o Ortho
@,R Relative coordinate input
$,a Absolute coordinate input
Tab / Shift+Tab Next position / Previous position
t Xsnap
s SmartSelect
Ctrl+g Select filter
Shift Add to selection
Ctrl Toggle selection
X, Y or Z Lock X, Y or Z coordinates
F2 Select all select switch
F3 Select parts select switch
F4 Snap to reference lines/points
F5 Snap to geometry lines/points
F6 Snap to nearest points
F7 Snap to any position
Ctrl+e Advanced options
Shift+i Inquire object
f Free measure