ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D

User Guide | Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

The use of keyboard shortcuts in any application can have a dramatic effect on productivity, and extensive support for them has been implemented in the main ProjectExplorer window.

Overview

There are three key types of keyboard shortcut in ProjectExplorer:

  • Shortcuts which enable you to instantly zoom or pan to any currently selected object in the AutoCAD viewport from the ProjectExplorer window.
  • Shortcuts which enable you to easily identify an object, sub-object or object relationship displayed in the ProjectExplorer window, by applying temporary highlighting to the AutoCAD viewport.
  • Shortcuts which enable you to instantly access the Civil 3D Properties window for any selected object in the ProjectExplorer window.

List of Supported Keyboard Shortcuts

ProjectExplorer provides support for a growing list of keyboard shortcuts. The current list is summarized as follows:

Keyboard ShortcutDescription
ZZoom to the selected ProjectExplorer object in the AutoCAD viewport.
PPan to the selected ProjectExplorer object in the AutoCAD viewport.
SSelect the selected ProjectExplorer object in the AutoCAD viewport.
CClear (or de-select) the current selection in the AutoCAD viewport.
A (or E)Open the appropriate Civil 3D Properties dialog for the selected ProjectExplorer object.
CTRLTemporarily highlight the selected ProjectExplorer object (or sub-object) in the AutoCAD viewport.

Sub-Object Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts which zoom, pan or temporarily highlight in the AutoCAD viewport also work at sub-object level on many Civil 3D objects. For instance, using the keyboard shortcuts listed above you can:

  • Zoom to, pan to, or temporarily highlight any selected alignment and profile point(s).
  • Zoom to, pan to, or temporarily highlight any selected surface triangle(s) or cell(s).
  • Zoom to, pan to, or temporarily highlight any selected parcel segment(s).
  • Zoom to, pan to, or temporarily highlight any selected feature line point(s).
  • Zoom to, pan to, or temporarily highlight any selected COGO point(s).