Keyboard shortcuts

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

General keyboard shortcuts

Keys that perform general functions in Tekla Structural Designer are listed below.

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

Keyboard shortcuts in 2D and 3D Views

The following keys function as described below in the Structural View and other graphical views.

Key Function
ZA Zooms to the extents of the model.
ZS Zooms to the selected entities.
Note: Prior to using this shortcut, at least one entity must be selected in order for the command to zoom to it.
Z1 Zooms to 1m (3ft) area around the cursor.
Z2 Zooms to 2m (6ft) area around the cursor.
Z3 Zooms to 3m (9ft) area around the cursor.
Up/Down arrow keys Allows you to scroll between entities in the Select Entity tooltip when Tekla Structural Designer has detected multiple entities.
Ctrl Holding down Ctrl while selecting entities adds the new entities to the current selection.
Ctrl+C First make a selection of entities then press Ctrl+C to start the copy operation.
Ctrl+R,1..6 To change the view regime press the Ctrl+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 View, 2 = Solver View, 3 = Results View, 4 = Wind View (only if Wind model exists), 5 = Review View, 6 = Slab Deflection View.
Ctrl+T For any planar view, press Ctrl+T to toggle between 2D and 3D view options.
F2
Whenever you are prompted to pick a point, the Data Entry tooltip displays the co-ordinates at the cursor position.
Pressing F2 enables keyboard input of the exact co-ordinates required.
F3 The active co-ordinate system is indicated in the Status bar:
  • ABS (Absolute)
  • REL (Relative)
  • POL (Polar)
Press F3 to cycle between them.
F8 Switches between displaying and hiding the ViewCube in 3D views.

Keyboard shortcuts in Properties windows

Keys that perform specific functions in any Properties window are described below.

Key Function
Up/Down arrow keys Move between different properties and navigate within combo-box drop-down lists.
Tab Tab - Enter or leave (and save) property editing mode.
Space Space - Toggle check-boxes and expand combo-boxes.
Enter Select and save property editing.
When a Review View is active, the following Properties window shortcuts are also available for [A]ttibute and [M]ode.
Key Function
A

Press A to cycle through attributes in the [A]ttibute list.

Tip: If this doesn't work it is probably because the focus is in the Properties window. Click the Review View to makes it active and try again.
M

Press M to cycle through modes in the [M]ode list.

Tip: If this doesn't work it is probably because the focus is in the Properties window. Click the Review View to makes it active and try again.

Keyboard shortcuts in tree structures

Keys that perform specific functions in any tree structure are described below.

Key Function
Right/Left arrow keys Expand and collapse headings.

Keyboard shortcuts to the Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar is normally displayed as below.
If you press the Alt key letters are superimposed to enable each command to be accessed directly from the keyboard.
Command Shortcut

New

Alt N

(or, you can also use Ctrl N)

Open

Alt O

(or, you can also use Ctrl O)

Save

Alt SA

Undo

Alt U

Redo

Alt RD

Find

Alt FI

(or, you can also use Ctrl F)

Validate

Alt V

Delete

Alt DE

Keyboard shortcuts to 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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