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Shortcut Key Reference

Function Keys

This table outlines the operation of the twelve function keys. Function key shortcuts do not need an ENTER.

Shortcut Key Description
F1 Displays Help
F2 Toggles Text Window
F3 Toggles OSNAP
F4 Toggles TABMODE
F5 Toggles ISOPLANE
F6 Toggles UCSDETECT
F7 Toggles GRIDMODE
F8 Toggles ORTHOMODE
F9 Toggles SNAPMODE
F10 Toggles Polar Tracking
F11 Toggles Object Snap Tracking
F12 Toggles Dynamic Input

Control+#Keys

This table outlines the Control + number keys. Most of these key combinations toggle the display of windows or palettes. Control + number key shortcuts do not need an ENTER.

Shortcut Key Description
CTRL + 0 Toggles the Clean Screen feature
CTRL + 1 Toggles the Properties Pallette
CTRL + 2 Toggles the DesignCenter
CTRL + 3 Toggles the Tool Pallettes Window
CTRL + 4 Toggles the Sheet Set Manager
CTRL + 6 Toggles the dbConnect Manager
CTRL + 7 Toggles the Markup Set Manager
CTRL + 8 Toggles the QuickCalc Pallette
CTRL + 9 Toggles the Command Line Window

Accelerator Keys

This table outlines common Control + Letter keys. Most of these key combinations are shortcuts to commands. Control + Letter key shortcuts do not need an ENTER.

Shortcut Key Description
CTRL + A Select all the objects not locked or frozen
CTRL+SHIFT+A Toggles Groups
CTRL+C Copies objects to the Clipboard
CTRL+SHIFT+C Copies objects to the Clipboard with a basepoint
CTRL+N New
CTRL+O Open
CTRL+P Print
CTRL+Q Quit
CTRL+R Viewport cycle
CTRL+S Save
CTRL+SHIFT+S Save as
CTRL+Y Redo
CTRL+Z Undo
CTRL+[, CTRL+\, ESC Cancels the current command
CTRL+PAGE UP Cycles to the next layout tab to the left
CTRL+PAGE DOWN Cycles to the next layout tab to the right