CAD, CAM, & BIM
Jul 22 2020
If you’re an engineering designer or drafter, you’re always looking for ways to work faster and get more done under tight deadlines. There are plenty of processes and techniques to try for boosting your productivity, but one of the most effective ways to save time in CAD software happens to be one of the simplest.
Try using Autodesk Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts! Inventor keyboard shortcuts, also called Inventor hotkeys, prompt commonly-used commands with a couple of keystrokes.
It might not seem like a lot, but saving two or three clicks every time you launch commands can really add up. It’s also possible that you’ll find an Inventor keyboard shortcut for commands you use on the regular that you never knew about.
Some of the most popular Inventor keyboard shortcuts fall into four categories:
|Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: General Shortcuts|
|Ctrl + A||Select all|
|Ctrl + C||Copy|
|Ctrl + F||Find|
|Ctrl + N||New|
|Ctrl + O||Open|
|Ctrl + P|
|Ctrl + S||Save|
|Ctrl + V||Paste|
|Ctrl + X||Cut|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo|
|F2||Rename browser mode|
|Shift + right click||Select|
|Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: Sketch Shortcuts|
|=||Constrain curves to equal radius or length|
|F8||Show all constraints|
|F9||Hide all constraints|
|Ctrl + R||Ortho mode|
|Ctrl + D||Dynamic dimensions|
|Ctrl + Shift + P||Snap object|
|Ctrl + I||Infer constraints|
|Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: Part Shortcuts|
|Ctrl + Shift + K||Chamfer|
|Ctrl + Shift + L||Loft|
|Ctrl + Shift + M||Mirror|
|Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: Placed Features Shortcuts|
|Ctrl + Shift + O||Circular pattern|
|Ctrl + Shift + R||Rectangular|
|Ctrl + Shift + S||Sweep|
Did you find this helpful? Download our free Autodesk Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts PDF to print out these Inventor hotkeys or save them to your computer for easy reference.
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Keep your commands within easy reach by downloading a free PDF version of these Autodesk Inventor keyboard shortcuts.
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