You can create custom shortcuts, or change the default shortcuts, to start commands.
The key combination you want to use for a shortcut is sometimes already assigned to a default shortcut. In that case, you can usually delete the shortcut and reassign the keys to the command of your choice.
What strategy do I follow for shortcuts?
The strategy for assigning default shortcut and command alias keys is to:
- Assign command aliases to modeling and other general-purpose tasks.
- Assign custom shortcuts for transparent commands (for example, zoom, pan), and for file utility functions, such as printing, and so on.
NoteDo not use the Shift key in combination with a letter, because this combination creates a command alias. Use Shift in combination with another modifier (Ctrl or Alt).
Can I override default shortcuts?
Some keys are reserved for specific purposes. For example, all of the F-keys (function keys) are reserved for global operations, and are not eligible for use in custom shortcuts:
Visual Basic Editor
What keys are ineligible for use in shortcuts?
In addition to the function keys, the following keys are reserved, and not eligible for use in custom shortcuts:
Left and Right arrow keys
Other nonstandard keys such as multimedia keys or Internet keys are also ineligible.
- Do not use Alt with the A-Z keys or the 1-0 keys. This combination can interfere with the Microsoft Windows standard accelerator keys for accessing menu commands.
- We recommend that you use Alt in combination with other modifier keys such as Shift and Ctrl plus a letter or number key.
Can I import or export shortcuts?
In the Customize dialog box, you can click Export to export the shortcuts to an XML file. Then you can share your custom shortcuts with other users. You can save ribbon and marking menu customization settings in the same XML file. You can import the shortcuts and other customization settings when you open a new release of Autodesk Inventor LT.
Default installation locations for Import and Export operations:
Windows XP: Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Inventor LT [version]\Preferences
Tips- Custom shortcut keys and command alias character sequences
- Shortcuts assigned to the numeric keypad are sometimes unavailable on laptop computers.
- A key combination or character sequence can already be in use as a default shortcut or alias. In the Customize dialog box, you can override an existing assignment, and assign the key combination or character sequence to the command of your choice.
- A key combination can already be in use as a reserved shortcut. In this case, you can assign an alias to the command, but not a customized shortcut.
- In the Customize dialog box, Keyboard tab, use Copy to Clipboard to copy a list of command names and their assigned aliases and shortcuts to the clipboard. You can paste this data into an Excel spreadsheet or any word processor.
NoteIf this command is selected while a shortcut is being edited, any changes to the shortcut are discarded and reset to the last value.
Create custom shortcut keys
You can create custom shortcuts, or change the default shortcuts.
- Click , and then click the Keyboard tab.
- In the Categories list, click a command category.
- In the filter list, select:
All Displays all commands in the command box.
Assigned Displays only commands with assigned shortcuts or aliases.
Unassigned Displays only commands without assigned shortcuts or aliases.
- In the command box, click in the Keys column next to the associated command. Enter the shortcut, using any of these methods:
- Press a punctuation key (including ` - = [ ] \ ; ' , . /), or one of the following keys: Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Up arrow, Down arrow.
- Press a combination of the Shift key along with a numeric key (0-9), punctuation key, or one of the following keys: Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Up arrow, Down arrow.
NoteAny Shift+letter combination results in a command alias.
- Press any combination of Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys along with an alphanumeric character.
NoteCombine Alt with the Shift and/or Ctrl and a letter or number. We do not recommend using Alt without another modifier.
- To discard the new shortcut before assigning it, click Reject or press Delete or Backspace.
NoteTo discard an existing shortcut, click in the Keys column next to the associated command and press Delete or Backspace.
- To assign the shortcut, click Accept or press Enter.
- Continue to assign shortcuts or click Close to close the dialog box.
Save or restore customization settings
Save customization settings
- Click Customize.
- Change the command aliases or shortcuts.
- Click Export. The Export Customization Settings dialog box is displayed.
- Navigate to the folder where you want to save the settings. If necessary, create a folder.
- Enter a file name, and then click Save.
Restore customization settings
- Click Customize.
- Click Import. A dialog box is displayed.
Close all Autodesk Inventor LT
files before importing your settings.
- Click Yes to load the customized settings.
Customize - Keyboard tab
Add and modify custom command aliases and shortcuts.
Select a category filter to display all the commands associated with a category.
Select a filter to narrow the view of associated commands.
List of assigned keys in use as keyboard shortcuts and command aliases.
Accept and Reject
Appear when you click in the Keys field next to a command. Click Accept to assign a shortcut or Reject to discard a shortcut.
List of command names associated with the selected category.
List of assigned key types: alias, shortcut, or blank (not assigned).
List of command categories.
Use default multi-character Command Aliases
When this option is checked, the multi-character Command Aliases delivered with Autodesk Inventor LT are in use. This setting is not checked by default.
Reset All Keys
Removes all custom keyboard shortcuts and command aliases and restores defaults based on the setting of the "Use default multi-character Command Aliases" check box.
NoteThis check box is not reset.
Copy to Clipboard
Copies contents of the Keyboard tab, including headings, to the Clipboard. May be pasted into a spreadsheet or other document. If this command is selected while a shortcut is being edited, any changes to the shortcut are discarded and reset to the last value.
Saves the customized settings in an .xml file. Click Export to open the Export Customization Settings dialog box. Select a file location, enter a file name, and then click Save.
Click Import to restore the customized settings from the .xml file saved during export.
Close all Autodesk Inventor LT
files before importing your settings
To retain your custom settings, import your settings after installing a new Autodesk Inventor LT release.
Click to close the Customize dialog box.