User Interface
User Interface Overview
Windows and Displays
Graphics Area
Manager Pane
FeatureManager Design Tree
Flyout FeatureManager Design Tree
Commands, Menus, Toolbars
Menu Bar
Mouse Gestures
SolidWorks Toolbars
Add-in Toolbars
Heads-up View Toolbar
Context Toolbars
Shortcut Bars
Flyout Tool Buttons
Repeat Last Command
Recent Commands
Managing Menus
Customize Menus
Shortcut Menu
Keyboard Shortcuts
Customize Keyboard
Customize Options
Managing Toolbars
User Interface Customizations for Macros
Touch and Multi-Touch
Microsoft Global Input Method Editors (IME)
Display Pane
Task Pane
Status Bar
SolidWorks Fundamentals
Moving from 2D to 3D
SolidWorks Costing
Design Checker
Design Studies in SolidWorks
Drawings and Detailing
Import and Export
Large Scale Design
Model Display
Mold Design
Motion Studies
Parts and Features
Sheet Metal
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Workgroup PDM
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Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts in SolidWorks are either accelerator keys or keyboard shortcuts.

Accelerator Keys

Accelerator keys are available for most menu items and in dialog boxes and are indicated by underlined letters. They cannot be customized.

To display the underlined letters for menus or on a dialog box, press Alt.

To access a menu, press Alt plus the underlined letter; for example Alt+F for the File menu.

To execute a command, after displaying the menu, with Alt still pressed, press the underlined letter; for example, Alt+F, then C to close the active document.

Accelerator keys might be used more than once. Continue to press the key to cycle through all possibilities.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are key combinations such as those displayed at the right of the menu, which can be customized.

Print or copy a list of shortcut keys from the Keyboard tab of the Customize dialog box. Some commonly-used shortcuts are:
Zoom in Shift+Z
Zoom out Z
Zoom to fit F
View Orientation menu Spacebar
Repeat last command Enter
Rebuild the model Ctrl+B
Redraw the screen Ctrl+R
Undo Ctrl+Z
Shortcut bar S

Some additional shortcuts use the Middle Mouse Button.

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