Shortcuts

Command Name Shortcut Key Description Window Type
New⌘NCreates a new, empty ARCHICAD project.All Types
New & Reset All⌘⌥NCreates a new, empty ARCHICAD project and applies default settings.All Types
Open…⌘OOpens an existing document.All Types
Save⌘SSaves the project.All Types
Save as…⌘⇧SSaves the project with a new name.All Types
Merge…⌥MMerges an existing document into the actual project.Non-Text
Hotlink Manager…⌘⌥`Opens Hotlink Manager.All Types
Library Manager…⌘⌥LOpens Library Manager.Non-Text
Open Object…⌘⌥OBrowse for an existing library part and open its script window.All Types
Reload Libraries⌥⌃LReloads the project libraries.Non-Text
Project Location…⌘⇧WDefine project location data (e.g. longitude, North).All Types
Page Setup…⌘⌥PChanges the page layout settings.Non-Text
Print…⌘PPrints the current project.All Types
Quit⌘QQuits the application; prompts to save documents.All Types
Edit this Module in separate ARCHICAD⌘⌥MEdit the selected Module in separate ARCHICAD.Non-Text
Show in Library Manager⌃LShows the selected Library Part in Library Manager.Non-Text
Undo⌘ZUndoes the last action.Non-Text
Cut⌘XRemoves the selected items and copies them onto the Clipboard.Non-Text
Copy⌘CCopies the selected items to the Clipboard. Use Paste to put them in the new location.Non-Text
Paste⌘VInserts the items you have copied or cut into the selected location.Non-Text
Select All⌘ASelects all items of the desired type.Non-Text
Find & Select…⌘FDisplays selection criteria for finding and selecting items.Non-Text
Group⌘GCreates a new group out of the selected items.All Types
Ungroup⌘⌥GRevokes the last Group command issued on the selected items.All Types
Suspend Groups⌥GEnables editing of individual elements inside Groups.All Types
Bring to Front⌥⌃WBrings the selected items to front.Non-Text
Bring Forward⌃WBrings the selected items in front of items of equal or lower class.Non-Text
Send Backward⌃SSends the selected items behind items of equal or lower class.Non-Text
Send to Back⌥⌃SSends the selected items to back.Non-Text
Lock⌥7Makes the selected items uneditable.Non-Text
Unlock⌥8Makes the selected items editable.Non-Text
Drag⌘DDrags the selected items.All Types
Rotate⌘ERotates the selected items.All Types
Mirror⌘MMirrors the selected items.Non-Text
Elevate…⌘JElevates the selected items.Non-Text
Multiply…⌘YOpens Multiply dialog box.Non-Text
Stretch⌘BStretches or shrinks the selected items.Non-Text
Resize…⌘KResizes the selected items.Non-Text
Split⌥3Splits the selected items along a line or other temporary item.Non-Text
Fillet/Chamfer…⌥FApplies a fillet or chamfer to the selected element(s).Non-Text
Intersect⌘IStretches or shrinks the selected lines/arcs or walls up to their intersection point.Non-Text
Adjust⌥4Adjusts the selected items to a line or other item.Non-Text
Offset⌥OOffsets polygonal and chained elements by the given distance.Non-Text
Explode into Current View⌘=Transforms the selected elements into independent 2D drawing elements.All Types
Unify⌘UUnify the selected lines/arcs/polylines into a single polyline, or selected splines into a single spline.Non-Text
Edit Selection Set…⌘⌥TEdits the common parameters of the selected items.Non-Text
Tool Settings…⌘TChanges the settings of the selected or newly created items of this type.Non-Text
Modify Wall Reference Line…⌥WModifies the location of a Wall's Reference Line.Non-Text
Undo(text)⌘ZUndoes the last action in a text window.Text
Redo(text)⌘⇧ZRedoes the previously undone action in a text window.All Types
Repeat Last Command(text)⌘BRepeats the last executed menu command in a text window.Text
Cut(text)⌘XRemoves the selected items from a text window and copies them onto the Clipboard.Text
Copy(text)⌘CCopies the selected items to the Clipboard. Use Paste to put them in a new location in a text window.Text
Paste(text)⌘VInserts the items you have copied or cut into the selected location in a text window.Text
Select All(text)⌘ASelects all items of the desired type in a text window.Text
Find & Replace…⌘FReplaces the specified text with different text.Text
Replace Again⌘TRepeats the last replace action.Text
Go to Line…⌘LGoes to the specified line.Text
Comment⌘MComments the selected line.Text
Uncomment⌘URemoves the comment sign from the selected line.Text
Increase Indent⌘IIncreases Indent of the selected line.Text
Decrease Indent⌘JDecreases Indent of the selected line.Text
Check Script⌘KChecks the GDL script in the active window for errors.Text
Go Up a Story⌘6Goes up one story.All Types
Go Down a Story⌘5Goes down one story.All Types
Go to Story…⌘4Goes to the desired story.All Types
Go to Previous Layout⌥5Goes to the previous Layout.Non-Text
Go to Next Layout⌥6Goes to the next Layout.Non-Text
True Line Weight⌥TToggles display of Lines: either True Weight or Hairlines.Non-Text
Marker Range⌥[Specifies whether Detail boundaries and Section depth outline are displayed in 2D views.Non-Text
Grid Snap⌥SToggles snap-to-grid input on and off.Non-Text
Zoom In⌘/Enlarges the selected area.All Types
Zoom Out⌘⌥/Shrinks current view into selected area.All Types
Pan⌘,Moves the whole workspace over together with mouse movement.All Types
Zoom to Selection⌘'Sets the view to display all selected items in the Window.Non-Text
Fit in Window⌘;Sets the view to display all items in the Window.Non-Text
Home Zoom⌘\Returns to the view set by the Set Home Zoom menu command.All Types
Previous Zoom⌘[Jumps back to the previous zoom.All Types
Next Zoom⌘]Jumps to the next zoom.All Types
Show Selection in 3D⌘3Opens the 3D Window to display the elements selected by the Arrow tool.Non-Text
Filter and Cut Elements in 3D…⌘⇧ASelects a subset of project elements to display in the 3D window, or change cut surface display.All Types
3D Window Settings…⌘⇧1Selects a 3D Engine and a display mode.Non-Text
3D Projection Settings…⌘1Changes the 3D viewpoint, camera and sun settings.Non-Text
Redraw⌘⇧RRefreshes the active window.Non-Text
Rebuild⌘RRebuilds the content of the active window.Non-Text
Rebuild & Regenerate⌘⌥⇧RRebuilds and regenerates the content of the active window.All Types
Rebuild from Model⌘⌥RRegenerates the section.Non-Text
Set Snap Point Values…SSets values for each Snap Point mode. (Divisions, Percent and Distance)Non-Text
Editing Plane Display⌥EShows or hides Editing Plane.Non-Text
Line Types…⌘⌥⌃LCreates or changes the line types available in the project.Non-Text
Fill Types…⌘⌥⌃FCreates or changes the fill types available in the project.Non-Text
Pens & Colors…⌘⌥⌃PCreates and changes Pen sets including the thickness and color of individual Pens available in the project.Non-Text
Zone Categories…⌘⌥⌃ZCreates or changes the zone categories available in the project.Non-Text
Graphic Override Rules…⌘⌥0Creates or changes the Graphic Override Rules available in the project.Non-Text
Graphic Override Combinations…⌘0Creates or changes the Graphic Override Combinations available in the project.Non-Text
Working Units…⇧⌃UChanges the working unit settings for the project.Non-Text
Dimensions…⇧⌃DChanges the dimensioning settings for the project.Non-Text
Work Environment…⇧⌃`Collection of settings used to customize and save variations of your Work Environment (e.g. menus, dialog boxes) of your ARCHICAD application.All Types
Story Settings…⌘7Creates and changes the stories.All Types
Solid Element Operations…⌘⌥EExecutes boolean operations on elements.Non-Text
Solid Element Operations…⌃EExecutes boolean operations on elements.Non-Text
Send & Receive⌥\Sends & Receives Changes to and from shared project on server (Teamwork).Non-Text
Reserve Elements from source…\Opens Element Reservation dialog box (Teamwork).Non-Text
Create Independent Detail…⌃DCreates Independent Detail.Non-Text
Create Patch…⌥PTransforms selected area into ARCHICAD Library Part.Non-Text
Model View Options…⌘9Creates and changes the model view option combinations.Non-Text
Layer Settings…⌘LCreates and changes the layers and layer combinations.Non-Text
Floor Plan Scale…⌥9Changes the scale of the drawing.Non-Text
Renovation Filter Options…⌃9Creates and changes the renovation filter options.Non-Text
Show/Hide PhotoRendering Settings⌃0Shows or hides PhotoRendering Settings palette.Non-Text
Show/Hide Surface Painter⌃PShows or hides the Surface Painter Palette.Non-Text
PhotoRender Projection⌥0Creates a photorealistic image of the 3D window.Non-Text
Create Fly-Through…⌃-Visualizes the model with the predefined camera positions.All Types
Create Sun Study…⌃=Creates a sun study; sun positions are calculated from date and time.All Types
Update Drawing(s)⌥UUpdates the Drawing(s) in the current window.Non-Text
Dock/Undock Tab⌥DUndock TabAll Types
Close Tab Project⌘WCloses Tab Project.All Types
Show/Hide Navigator⌃NShows or hides Navigator palette.Non-Text
Show/Hide Organizer⌃OShows or hides Organizer palette.Non-Text
Show/Hide Favorites⌃FShows or hides Favorites palette.Non-Text
Show/Hide Drawing Manager⌃GShows or hides Drawing Manager.Non-Text
Show/Hide Teamwork Palette⌃TShows or hides Teamwork palette.Non-Text
Show Next Tab⌃TabShows the next tab in Tab Bar.Non-Text
Show Previous Tab⇧⌃TabShows the previous tab in Tab Bar.Non-Text
Show/Hide Renovation Palette⌃RShows or hides Renovation palette.Non-Text
Show/Hide Change Manager Palette⌃CShows or hides Change Manager.Non-Text
Floor Plan⌘2Activates Floor Plan window.All Types
Help filesF1Creates menu items for every Help file in ARCHICAD's Help folder.All Types
Switch Geometry MethodsGSwitches among the Geometry Methods in the Info Box.All Types
Switch Construction MethodsCSwitches among the Wall Reference Line, Slab Reference Plane and Construction Methods in the Info Box.All Types
Top ElevationTActivates the top elevation value in the Info Box.All Types
Top Elevation⇧TActivates the top elevation value in the Info Box.All Types
Bottom ElevationBActivates the bottom elevation value in the Info Box.All Types
Bottom Elevation⇧BActivates the bottom elevation value in the Info Box.All Types
IDIActivates the ID value in the Info Box.Non-Text
Switch Orthogonal/Rotated GridKToggles between the orthogonal and rotated grids.Non-Text
Cursor Snap Variants⌥QSwitches among Cursor Snap Variants.Non-Text
Cursor Snap Variants⌥⇧QSwitches among Cursor Snap Variants.Non-Text
Offset/Multiple OffsetJTurns on and switches between Offset and Multiple Offset Mouse Constraint options.Non-Text
Previous Tool in ToolboxPageUpActivates the Tool located above the currently active tool in the Classic Toolbox.All Types
Next Tool in ToolboxPageDownActivates the Tool located below the currently active tool in the Classic Toolbox.All Types
Arrow Tool/Last Tool ToggleLeftToggles between the Arrow tool and the last used Tool.All Types
Scroll UpUpScrolls the window up.All Types
Scroll DownDownScrolls the window down.All Types
Zoom In (scrollbar)+Zooms in on the screen.All Types
Zoom Out (scrollbar)-Zooms out from the screen.All Types
Force Snap ReferenceQDisplays the next Guide Line Group (Main-direction or Relative-direction) or the Edge/Arc Extension Guide Line without waiting for the user-set lag time to expire.Non-Text
Change Flip StatusVChanges the Flip Status of the Wall or Shell.Non-Text
Switch Geometry Methods Backward⇧GSwitches among the Geometry Methods in the Info Box backward.Non-Text
OrbitMSwitches Orbit Mode on and off.Non-Text
Gravity⇧VAutomatically places new element on top of an existing element.Non-Text
Gravity⌥VSwitches among gravity modes: none, Slab, Roof, or Mesh.Non-Text
X CoordinateXActivates the X Coordinate value.All Types
X Coordinate⇧XActivates the X Coordinate value.All Types
Y CoordinateYActivates the Y Coordinate value.All Types
Y Coordinate⇧YActivates the Y Coordinate value.All Types
Z CoordinateZActivates the Z Coordinate value.All Types
Z Coordinate⇧ZActivates the Z Coordinate value.All Types
Radius/DistanceRActivates the Radius or the Distance value.All Types
Radius/Distance⇧RActivates the Radius or the Distance value.All Types
AngleAActivates the Angle value.All Types
Angle⇧AActivates the Angle value.All Types
Lock X Coordinate⌥XLocks the X Coordinate value.All Types
Lock X Coordinate⌥⇧XLocks the X Coordinate value.All Types
Lock Y Coordinate⌥YLocks the Y Coordinate value.All Types
Lock Y Coordinate⌥⇧YLocks the Y Coordinate value.All Types
Lock Z Coordinate⌥ZLocks the Z Coordinate value.All Types
Lock Z Coordinate⌥⇧ZLocks the Z Coordinate value.All Types
Lock Radius/Distance⌥RLocks the Radius or the Distance value.All Types
Lock Radius/Distance⌥⇧RLocks the Radius or the Distance value.All Types
Lock Angle⌥ALocks the Angle value.All Types
Lock Angle⌥⇧ALocks the Angle value.All Types
Trace On/Off⌘8Turns Trace Reference feature On/Off.Non-Text
Arrow1Arrow ToolNon-Text
Marquee`Marquee ToolNon-Text
Wall2Wall ToolNon-Text
Column5Column ToolNon-Text
Beam6Beam ToolNon-Text
WindowWWindow ToolNon-Text
DoorDDoor ToolNon-Text
Skylight⇧SSkylight ToolNon-Text
ObjectOObject ToolNon-Text
Lamp⌥LLamp ToolNon-Text
Slab3Slab ToolNon-Text
Roof4Roof ToolNon-Text
ShellHShell ToolNon-Text
Mesh7Mesh ToolNon-Text
Morph⇧MMorph ToolNon-Text
Dimension/Dimension ToolNon-Text
Radial Dimension⌥/Radial Dimension ToolNon-Text
Level Dimension⇧?Level Dimension ToolNon-Text
Angle Dimension⌃/Angle Dimension ToolNon-Text
TextEText ToolNon-Text
LabelLLabel ToolNon-Text
Zone⌃ZZone ToolNon-Text
FillFFill ToolNon-Text
Line⇧LLine ToolNon-Text
Arc/Circle0Arc/Circle ToolNon-Text
Polyline9Polyline ToolNon-Text
Spline8Spline ToolNon-Text
Drawing⇧DDrawing ToolNon-Text
Hotspot.Hotspot ToolNon-Text
Section[Section ToolNon-Text
Elevation;Elevation ToolNon-Text
Interior Elevation'Interior Elevation ToolNon-Text
Detail]Detail ToolNon-Text
Change⇧CChange ToolNon-Text
Camera⌥CCamera ToolNon-Text
Attribute Manager ... (Attribute Manager)⌘⌥⌃AAttribute ManagerNon-Text

Non-customizable shortcuts

Command Name Shortcut Key Description
Cancel operations Esc During input: cancel the operation.
Selected item(s): deselect.
Selected item(s) with Marquee: remove Marquee.
If nothing is selected: switch to Arrow tool.
Backspace During input: cancel the operation.
Selected item(s): delete.
Pick Up Parameters Pick an element parameters to be the default.
Inject Parameters ⌘⌥ Inject the default parameters into an element.
Quick Selection Toggle Spacebar Temporarily Enables/Disables selection of elements by their surfaces.
Magic Wand Spacebar Activate the Magic Wand tool on the fly with other Tools.
Element Snap Toggle Spacebar When element snap is on: toggles among moving element’s snappable points.
Suspend Cursor snap during Element snap Spacebar Suspends cursor snap when moving an element while Element snap is on.
Mouse Constrain Angles / Guide Lines Constrain to Horizontal, Vertical, Fixed or Custom Angle pairs. Constrain to instant or Lasting Guide Lines.
Instant Arrow tool Toggles to arrow tool temporarily while another tool is active.
Element Highlight Highlights detected Element.
Select/Deselect Element ⇧ + Click If Arrow tool is active: Adds/removes elements to/from selection.
Highlight Toggle TAB Toggles among overlapping elements with Highlight (selection or element input).
Trim ⌘ + Click If no selection: Trims the clicked part of an element beyond the endpoint or intersection point.
Split and Adjust ⌘ + Click Adjusts selected short elements and splits long ones along the clicked non-parallel edge.
If tool other than that of the selected element(s) is active: hotspots will be generated.
If arrow tool is active: nothing happens.
Divide Element ⌘ + Click Adjusts selected short elements and splits long ones along the clicked non-parallel edge.
If tool other than that of the selected element(s) is active: hotspots will be generated.
If arrow tool is active: The clicked intersecting element will be trimmed by the selected one.
Roof Elevations ⌘ + Click If Roof is selected: Opens the Roof Elevations dialog box.
Move the User Origin ⌥⇧ Move the User Origin to a node of an existing element.
Undo last node Backspace Remove last node while polygon input.
Delete Elements Delete Delete selected elements.
Help ⌘ + ? Opens ARCHICAD Help.
Suspend Selection Highlight ⌥ + Spacebar Suspends highlight of selected elements.
Fit in Window Double-click Mouse wheel Resizes the view to accommodate all the visible elements.
Temporary Orbit Mode ⇧ + Click Mouse wheel In 3D: temporarily simulates Orbit mode.
Previous Zoom Click left side button (5 button mouse) Jumps back to the previous zoom.
Next Zoom Click right side button (5 button mouse) Jumps to the next zoom.
Next Tab ⌃ Tab
⌘⇧ Right
Jumps to the next tab.
Previous Tab ⌃⇧ Tab
⌘⇧ Left
Jumps to the previous tab.