Are there any keyboard shortcuts in Fusion 360?
The mouse interface is very cool, but personally I find a combination of the keyboard and mouse faster, whether I am doing CAD, photoshop, whatever.
Hello MooSooBoo, are you talkinga bout Hot Keys for various commands?
I guess they could also be called HotKeys. e.g. hit one key for orbit, another for zoom, another for sketch, another to extrude etc
I did try help and a google search but could find anything. Have I missed something?
Gotcha. This topic has been requested many times, and there are couple shortcut keys that will help you speed up your design process. With that being said, we are working on implementing more shortcut keys. Here are a couple good to know. control+b(for mac) = toggle box mode
hold shift + hold middle mouse button = rotate
hold shift + click then hold middle mouse button = rotate around point
command + z(for mac) = undo
ctrl + z(for pc)
command + y(for mac) = redo
ctrl + y(for pc)
Does this help?
Thanks, I will give those a try.
I think as far as most power users are concerned, the more shortcut keys you have the better. In my experience this is true across all OSs, but is maybe especially true on a Mac. The UI on a Mac is much misunderstood, but one of the central concepts was simultaneous use of the mouse and keyboard for graphical jobs, which provided a powerful and efficient worflow in many applications like Photoshop and Illustrator. The much maligned single button mouse actually made perfect sense once you understood that concept, but most other OS users just go "why only a single button?" (or ruder:-) I actually still have right click disabled on my Apple mouse as I simply never need it. And we don't have a middle button on Apple hardware! Awful aren't we? Luckily the dominant OS in the marketplace has more sense and provides more buttons:-)
ps I don't want to start a flamewar, this isn't an Apple fanboy site, but when I ran my photography business, I actually benchmarked Windows, Linux and OS X across a normal photographers daily work. I'm familiar and reasonably competent with all three OSs and each has their positives. But across the month that I ran my benchmark, for my photoshop and office related tasks, the Mac was consistently 30-40minutes per day quicker for similar tasks. btw the Windows and Linux tests were run on a dual Xeon tricked out Dell workstation, the OS X tasks on a stock Apple MBP, so it wasn't hardware. I can think of lots of reasons why the Mac was consistently so much faster, but the keyboard shortcuts were a big part of the possible explanations e.g. to cut and paste between applications on Windows and Linux CTRL+C, Alt + Tab, CTRL + V. On a Mac it is CMD+C, CMD+Tab, CMD+V. The thumb always stays in the same place making for easier muscle memory and less time between finger moves. I used Windows daily for 15 years so my muscle memory should have been OK by then, but within a week of stating on OS X I could cut and paste large amount of data faster.
What's the point of my babble? Keyboard shortcuts can be really important. I'd like to easily save half an hour a day from something simple.
I would be totally interested in your take on this, or an usability tests or information you have. If you like, I know this is fringe as most people like the mouse:-)
Thanks for your input, definitely valuable insight. And I agree, appropriate hotkeys can significantly speed up the design process. At the very moment, out whole team is working towards launching Fusion 360, which is coming very soon. In the meantime, let's keep this conversation going, because we would love to gather more feedback from you.
I like keyboard shortcuts, too. Love the way you can assign custom shortcuts in Solidworks. Realistically, I'll be switching between CAD platforms for the foreseeable future, and the ability to configure CAD environments to have common shortcuts is pretty awesome.
Mainly repeat of what was said above:
1. most used commands should have a shortcut key even those accesible by the mouse right click
2. shortcut keys should be customisable to allow easy transition or use by users of other CAD packages.
Thanks for considering this.
+1 to customisable keyboard shortcut keys
Being able to discretly select Model, Sculpt & Patch modes as well as their commands (ie Loft, Extrude, Join, Patch, Merge, Quadball.... everything!) would really reduce the amount of mouse movement that's currently required.
Also, and I may post this as a separate feature request, the ability to create macro's in order to string commands together would be great too.
Yes, definitely needs macros, and/or the ablity to make/set them, for all Create, Modify, Symmetry, Assemble, Sketch commands.
Thank you in advance Autodesk!
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