Improved usability is one of the key areas we focus on in SCIA Engineer for boosted productivity of our users. Using shortcuts can save you a lot clicks and thus, shorten the time and make working with the software easier. In SCIA Engineer, you can use default shortcuts as well as customized shortcuts created by you or your colleagues.
The default shortcuts cover the most frequently used commands and actions, for example those in the main menu. In the table below you can find the default shortcuts. Be aware that some shortcuts are only available since version 22.0
|Close SCIA Engineer||Alt+F4|
|Open material library||Ctrl+M|
|Add 1D member||Ctrl+B|
|Hide selected elements||Ctrl+D|
|Hide unselected elements||Ctrl+E|
|Open cross-section library||Ctrl+J|
|Open combinations dialog||Ctrl+K|
|Open load cases dialog||Ctrl+L|
|Open new project||Ctrl+N|
|Open existing project||Ctrl+O|
|Print modelling screen||Ctrl+P|
|Add 2D member||Ctrl+T|
|Visibility by layers||Ctrl+W|
|Delete selected elements||Del|
|Repeat last command||Enter|
|Type in SCIA spotlight||Space|
|Open coordinates info||Ctrl+Shift+D|
|Open linegrid manager||Ctrl+Shift+G|
|Open calculation dialog||Ctrl+Shift+F5|
|Tracking guides on/off||F7|
|Move UCS according to local member LCS||F10|
|Reset UCS to GCS position||Ctrl+F11|
|View perpendicular to workplane||F12|
|Open 3D graphic analyzer||Ctrl + F12|
|Zoom in||Ctrl+ +|
|Zoom out||Ctrl + -|
It is possible to edit shortcuts in SCIA Engineer. Changing the shortcuts in SCIA Engineer can be easily done in the main menu or with the SCIA spotlight.
- For every function in the Main menu, it is possible to assign a shortcut by clicking at the right side and inputting the shortcut.
- For every function which is not a part of the Main menu, such as the function in the input panel, you can assign a shortcut with the SCIA spotlight.
The used shortcuts are stored in the user configuration file which you can find here:
After making changes in SCIA Engineer and closing it, this configuration file will be updated. This means this file can be used to share a set of standard shortcuts enabling you to work in a customized environment, for example, that can be easily shared within the whole company.