Keyboard shortcuts, are shortcuts to specific groups or
tools in the ribbon.
The product supports multi-level
keyboard shortcuts. Depending on the key-ins assigned, the tools, ribbon group
pop-ups, or pop-up menus are displayed.
The default keyboard shortcut for
key contains tools as well as shortcuts for different ribbon
Use Position Mapping
Position Mapping category) is turned on, a keystroke is first sent to
for processing. If it is processed there,
then subsequent position mapping action takes place. However, if the keystroke
is not mapped to position mapping, like the <Space>
key, it is
processed as a keyboard shortcut.
The keyboard shortcuts
open the quick tools menu. This pop-up menu
contains shortcuts to frequently used tools and ribbon group-pop-ups.
Left - Pop-up
menu displayed when you press <Q> | Right - Pop-up menu displayed when
you press <[>
For example, you can press
<QW> to start the
Move Element tool.
Another ribbon group pop-up is
that of the View tools. It displays the frequently used tools from the View
tab. It is displayed when you press <Shift>
and right-click in the
You can also use
keytips for ribbon group pop-ups that display when you enter a keyboard
shortcut. With the ribbon group displayed at the pointer position, if you press
, the keytips for the tools in the group are displayed. The
keytip for an individual tool is also displayed when you hover the pointer over
the tool in the ribbon group pop-up.
The keyboard shortcut <ALT> +
Reset opens the quick element information menu. This pop-up menu
contains General information of the selected element. You can view and edit the
element's attributes in this menu.