Keyboard shortcuts, gestures, and hotkeys

You can navigate, edit, sketch, and model intuitively with your preferred input device in Shapr3D. On compatible hardware, using touch and pen activates basic gestures while a keyboard allows you to use hotkeys or do quick command searches icon-search-win.png. Follow the guidelines below to learn how to use your different input devices to interact with Shapr3D.

Getting started

Windows iPadOS macOS

Shapr3D on Windows supports the simultaneous use of all input methods without any additional configuration. Some elements of the UI slightly change depending on the input method you are using, but no manual configuration is required.

Single Key Action setting

In Shapr3D, you can choose between two ways to quickly access commands and tools via the keyboard: Hotkeys and Command Search.

Hotkeys

When prioritizing hotkeys, you can select tools and commands with a single key press or a simple key combination. On new installations of Shapr3D, the hotkeys are enabled by default and accessing command search requires an extra hotkey (X).
Note: If you have an older version of Shapr3D, your default setting might still be set to trigger command search as you start to type.

Command Search

When prioritizing command search, you can start typing in the name of the command and select from the search box that pops up, which takes a bit more keystrokes but can be easier to learn.

 

Choose a Single Key Action

To choose between Hotkeys and Command Search:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences > Single Key Action.
  2. Choose your preferred action.

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Cheat sheet

Below is a cheat sheet of hotkeys, shortcuts, and basic gestures for various input devices. You can also find this cheat sheet in the Shapr3D modeling space:

  • Windows: Select Help icon-help-mac.png > Keyboard Shortcuts, or long-press the CTRL key.
  • iPadOS: Select Help icon-help-mac.png > Keyboard Shortcuts, or long-press the Command key.
  • macOS: Select Help icon-help-mac.png > Keyboard Shortcuts.
Keyboard and mouse/trackpad Touch and pen

Tip

Hotkeys are highlighted in blue. To use hotkeys, choose Hotkeys as your Single Key Action

 

Tool/Action

 

Gesture/Shortcut/Hotkey

 

Dashboard

 

New project

 

⌘ N

 

 

Import to current project

 

⇧ ⌘ I

 

 

Import as new project

 

⌥ ⌘ I

 

 

New folder

 

⇧ ⌘ N

 

 

New folder with selection

 

⌥ ⌘ N

 

 

Rename folder or project

 

⌥ ⌘ R

 

 

Duplicate project

 

⌘ D

 

 

Go back

 

⌘ [

 

 

Go forward

 

⌘ ]

 

 

Go to enclosing folder

 

⌘ ⇧

 

 

Open folder

 

⌘ ⇩

 

 

Go to Recents

 

Shift + ⌘ + 1

 

 

Go to Projects

 

Shift + ⌘ + 2

 

 

Delete a project or folder

 

⌘+Backspace OR Delete key

 

 

Expand folder

 

 

 

Expand folder and subfolders

 

⌥ ⇦

 

 

Collapse folder

 

 

 

Collapse folder and subfolders

 

⌥ ⇨

 

 

Go back to the Dashboard

 

⌘ W

 

 

Copy projects/folders

 

⌘ C

 

 

Paste projects/folder

 

⌘ V

 

Navigation

 

Orbit (Rotate camera)

 

Mouse/Magic Mouse: Secondary click (right-click) and drag the mouse
Trackpad:
• iPadOS/macOS: Pan with two fingers on the trackpad.
• Windows: Hold down CTRL + Shift and pan one finger on the trackpad

Note: These controls use the Shapr3D Default navigation preset. To learn more, go to Navigation Presets.

 

 

Pan (Move camera)

 

Mouse: Hold down the middle mouse button and drag the mouse. Alternatively, hold the Shift key and use secondary click (right-click) to drag the mouse.
Magic Mouse: Hold the Shift key and use secondary click (right-click) to drag the mouse.
Trackpad:
• iPadOS/macOS: Hold down the Shift key and pan with two fingers on the trackpad.
• Windows: Hold down CTRL + ALT and pan one finger on the trackpad.

Note: These controls use the Shapr3D Default navigation preset. To learn more, go to Navigation Presets.

 

 

Zoom camera

 

Mouse: Scroll with the mouse wheel
Magic Mouse: Hold the Control key and pan up/down with your finger on the mouse. 
Trackpad: Pinch in or out with two fingers on the trackpad.

Note: These controls use the Shapr3D Default navigation preset. To learn more, go to Navigation Presets.

 

 

Zoom to face

 

Hover over a face and press the Space bar.

 

 

Rotate 2D view by 90 degrees

 

Click the right or left arrow above the Orientation Cube.

 

 

 

 

iPadOS/macOS Windows

 

 

Reset view

 

⌘ 1  CTRL + 1

 

 

Switch to front view

 

⌘ 2

 CTRL + 2

 

 

Switch to back view

 

⌘ 3

 CTRL + 3

 

 

Switch to top view

 

⌘ 4

 CTRL + 4

 

 

Switch to bottom view

 

⌘ 5

 CTRL + 5

 

 

Switch to right view

 

⌘ 6

 CTRL + 6

 

 

Switch to left view

 

⌘ 7

 CTRL + 7

 

Sketching

 

Start sketch

 

Click anywhere in the modeling space.

 

 

Remove last-placed point and finish sketch

 

Escape or Backspace ⌫ key.

 

 

Set final endpoint and finish sketch

 

Enter key

 

 

Add fit point to spline

 

Long-click anywhere on the spline

 

 

Sketch Tools

 

Constraint Settings

 

 

Arc

 

A

 

Parallel

 

⇧ Shift + A

 

 

Circle

 

C

 

Concentric

 

⇧ Shift + C

 

 

Polygon

 

G

 

Equal

 

⇧ Shift + E

 

 

Spline

 

I

 

Horizontal/Vertical

 

⇧ Shift + V

 

 

Line

 

L

 

Coincident

 

⇧ Shift + N

 

 

Offset Edge

 

O

 

Lock/Unlock

 

⇧ Shift + L

 

 

Rectangle

 

R

 

Midpoint

 

⇧ Shift + M

 

 

Trim

 

T

 

Perpendicular

 

⇧ Shift + P

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symmetry

 

⇧ Shift + S

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangent

 

⇧ Shift + T

 

Modeling

 

Tools

 

Boolean Operations

 

 

Extrude

 

E

 

Union

 

⌘ U or CTRL + U

 

 

Fillet/Chamfer

 

F

 

Subtract

 

⌘ B or CTRL +B

 

 

Shell

 

H

 

Intersect

 

⌘ I or CTRL + I

 

 

Move/Rotate

 

M

 

     

 

 

Translate

 

N

 

     

 

 

Project

 

P

 

     

 

 

Scale

 

S

 

     

 

 

Revolve

 

V

 

     

 

 

Sweep

 

W

 

     

 

Edit

 

 

 

iPadOS/macOS

 

Windows

 

 

Search for commands

 

X (if hotkeys are enabled)

or

⌘ F 

 

X (if hotkeys are enabled)

or

CTRL + F 

 

 

Undo

 

⌘ Z

 

CTRL + Z

 

 

Redo

 

⇧ ⌘ Z

 

Shift + CTRL + Z

 

 

Delete

 

 

Backspace or Delete key

 

 

Finish sketch

 

 

Enter key

 

Selection

 

Select full object

 

Double-click the object

 

 

Select all

 

⌘ A or CTRL + A

 

 

Deselect all

 

iPadOS/macOS: Esc or ⌘ .
Windows: CTRL + Shift + A or Esc

 

 

Select single item

 

Click the item.

 

 

Select multiple items

 

Hold down the ⇧ Shift key and click each item.

 

 

Select area

 

Click anywhere in the modeling space and drag the arrow to the right or left.

 

 

Cycle through selection filters

 

⇥ (Tab key)

 

 

Filter selection for bodies only

 

B

 

 

Filter selection for edges only

 

E

 

 

Filter selection for faces only

 

F

 

2D Drawings

 

Update 2D drawing

 

iPadOS/macOS: ⌘ R
Windows: CTRL + R

 
Sidebar

 

Show/hide Project Sidebar

 

iPadOS/macOS: ⇧⌘ \
Windows:
CTRL + Shift + \

 

 

Jump to last visited document

 

iPadOS/macOS: ⇧⌘ [ OR ⇧⌘ ]
Windows:
CTRL +Tab

 

 

Close

 

Esc key

 

 

Show/Hide Items

 

iPadOS/macOS: ⌘ ⌥ S
Windows
: CTRL + ALT + S

 

 

Show/Hide History

 

iPadOS/macOS: ⌘ ⌥ H
Windows
: CTRL + ALT + H

 
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