Shortcuts

While using any of the graphical tools, various keyboard shortcuts are available that can speed things up. They are listed below.

 

Shortcut

Action

Spacebar

Repeat the last action

F1 key

Open the help system for the current tool

Esc key

Cancel the current command or goes back a step if a multiple step command

Tab key

Toggle all of the property panels on or off

F11 key

Toggle full screen mode on or off

Ctrl+Shift+T

Toggle filter transparency

 

Rotate mousewheel

Zoom in/out

Drag with right mouse button

Pan

Drag with left mouse button

Rotate

Ctrl+Alt+V

Hide view selector

Ctrl+Shift+V

Set viewpoint

Ctrl+Arrow keys

Rotate viewpoint

Up/Down arrow keys

Zoom in/out

Right arrow key

Zoom full

Left arrow key

Zoom previous

Page Up/Down keys

Previous/Next load case

Home/End keys

First/Last load case

Ctrl+Page Up/Down keys

Previous/Next filter

Ctrl+Home/End keys

First/Last filter

 

Shift key (hold down)

Force the start of a selection window if you click a point, even if on a plate

Ctrl+Alt keys (hold down)

Select all the members in a straight line if you click one of them

Ctrl+Shift keys (hold down)

Select all the segments of a subdivided member if you click one of them

Ctrl+Shift keys (hold down)

Select all the plates in a plane if you click one of them

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+R

Restore the previous selection

Ctrl+I

Invert the current selection (ie. deselect the selected items and select the rest)

Ctrl+F

Initiate the Find tool to search within the currently selected items

Ctrl+Shift+O

Toggle showing of just the selected items (ie. hides the items not selected)

Ctrl+Shift+H

Toggle hiding of the selected items and selection of the others

 

A key (hold down)

Temporarily disable aligning with a "locked on" node, member or global axis

C key (hold down)

Temporarily disable attaching to a node, member or plate

I key (hold down)

Temporarily disable infotips from appearing

 

Ctrl+N

New job

Ctrl+O

Open job

Ctrl+S

Save job

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save-As job

Ctrl+Shift+C

Save a copy

Ctrl+J

Job status

Ctrl+H

Job details and attachments

Ctrl+U

Job units

Ctrl+W

Structure wizard

Ctrl+C

Cleanup job

Ctrl+D

Draw members

Ctrl+Shift+R

Renumber

Ctrl+V or Ctrl+P

View or print reports

Ctrl+M

View or print multiple reports

Ctrl+G

Print graphics

Ctrl+L

Library editor

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Y

Redo

 

Ctrl+Alt+L

Perform linear static analysis

Ctrl+Alt+N

Perform non-linear static analysis

Ctrl+Alt+B

Perform buckling analysis

Ctrl+Alt+F

Perform dynamic frequency analysis

Ctrl+Alt+S

Perform spectral response analysis

Ctrl+Alt+H

Perform harmonic response analysis

Ctrl+Alt+T

Perform transient response analysis

Ctrl+B

Manage batch analysis/design/reporting tasks

Ctrl+Shift+B

Perform batch analysis/design/reporting tasks

Ctrl+K

Kill the analysis if it can't be stopped in the normal way (click in the graphics area first).

 

Ctrl+Shift+N

Nodes datasheet

Ctrl+Shift+M

Members datasheet

Ctrl+Shift+P

Plates datasheet

 

Ctrl+Shift+Pick member

Select subdivided members

Ctrl+Alt+Pick member

Select in-line members

Ctrl+Shift+Pick plate

Select in-plane plates

 

L key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change distributed load diagram scales

C key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change concentrated load diagram scales

D key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change displacement diagram scales

M key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change bending moment diagram scales

S key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change shear force diagram scales

A key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change axial force diagram scales

T key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change torsion diagram scales

E key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change stress diagram scales

B key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change buckling mode shape scales

V key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change stress vector scales

R key (hold down) + Mousewheel

Change reactions scales

 

G key

Toggle the grid on or off

S key

Toggle the snap on or off

X, Y or Z keys

Set the working plane

 

Ctrl+X

Exit SPACE GASS