Keyboard shortcuts

Tekla Structural Designer
2024
Tekla Structural Designer

General

Function Key
Displays the Tekla Structural Designer Help. F1
Holding down CRTL while selecting entities adds the new entities to the current selection. CRTL
Cancels the current command. Esc
Runs the model validation process - on completion the Project Workspace switches to the Status page if not already active. CRTL+D
Opens the Find dialog CRTL+F
Open a file CRTL+O
Open/close the Process Window CRTL+P
Starts a new file CRTL+N

2D and 3D Views

Function Key
Zoom to the extents of the model ZA
Zoom to the selected entities ZS
Zoom to 1m (3ft) around the cursor location Z1
Zoom to 2m (6ft) around the cursor location Z2
Zoom to 3m (9ft) around the cursor location Z3
Move between entities in the Select Entity tooltip when multiple entities are detected
UP/DOWN
Hold CRTL while selecting entities adds the new entities to the current selection CRTL
Select entities then use the shortcut to start the copy operation CRTL+C
Switch to a different View Regime.

To change the view regime press the CRTL+R followed by a number key from 1 to 6 to activate the associated view regime as follows (note this only functions with the number keys above keyboard letter keys, not the numpad):

1 - Structural

2 - Solver

3 - Results

4 - Wind

5 - Review

6 - Slab Deflection

CRTL+R,1..6
Toggle a 2D view to 3D CRTL+T
Edit the values in the Pick Point tooltip


F2

Toggle the co-ordinate system between Absolute, Polar, and Relative

F3
Show/Hide the ViewCube in 3D views F8

Interface window/scene view switcher

The switcher provides a quick way to navigate between open windows and scene views.

Function Key

Open the Switcher

The Switcher is only visible while CTRL is held down

CRTL+TAB

With CTRL held down, select the required item using the arrow keys and then release the CTRL key to switch to the chosen item

UP/DOWN/

LEFT/RIGHT/

TAB

Project Workspace

Function Key
Move between different items UP/DOWN
Expand a heading to reveal sub-items RIGHT ARROW
Return to a heading, or collapse an expanded heading LEFT ARROW

Properties window

Function Key
Move between different properties and navigate within lists UP/DOWN
Enter/Leave (and save) property editing mode TAB
Space - Toggle check-boxes and expand lists
SPACE
Select and save property editing ENTER
While a Show/Alter state view is active:
Cycle through the [A]ttribute drop list options A
Cycle through the [M]ode drop list options M

Scene Content window

Function Key

Move up and down the list

UP/DOWN
Expand a heading to reveal sub-items CTRL+ ARROW
Collapse an expanded heading CTRL+ ARROW
Toggle the item on or off SPACE

Quick Access window

Function Key

Open the Quick access window

CTRL+Q
Type your keyword

Switch between “Most relevant matching actions” and “All matching actions”

CTRL+M
Highlight the required command UP/DOWN
Select the highlighted command ENTER
Useful keywords
Open new views Open

Switch from one view to another

Activate

Rotate the ViewCube actions

Set

Change the current view regime

Switch

Ribbon commands

All commands on the ribbon toolbars can be accessed from the keyboard after pressing the ALT key.

  1. Press ALT then the appropriate letters (summarized in the table below) to open the required ribbon toolbar.


  2. Press the appropriate letter(s) for the command you want to run.


Example: Press ALT HFN to open the Home toolbar and run the Find command shown above.

Toolbar Shortcut

File

Press ALT AP then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Home

Press ALT H then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

BIM Integration

Press ALT B then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Model

Press ALT M then the letter(s) shown against the required command. .

Edit

Press ALT E then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Load

Press ALT LO then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Analyze

Press ALT AN then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Design

Press ALT DE then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Slab Deflection

Press ALT SL then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Foundations

Press ALT FO then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Report

Press ALT RE then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Draw

Press ALT DR then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Windows

Press ALT W then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Loading Analysis

Press ALT LA then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Results

Press ALT RS then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Review

Press ALT RV then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

Review Data

Press ALT RV then the letter(s) shown against the required command.

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