400+ Shortcuts for Altium Designer (Windows)  [edit]

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minusplus1. Environment Shortcuts
F1 Access Documantation Library(In Context With Object Under Cursor)
Ctrl+O Access Choose Document to Open Dialog
Ctrl+F4 Close Active Document
Ctrl+S Save Current Document
Ctrl+P Print Current Document
Alt+F4 Close Altium Designer
Ctrl+Tab Cycle Through OPen Documents(to the Right)
Shift+Ctrl+Tab Cycle Through Open Document(to the Left)
Deag&Drop From Windows Explorer Into Altium Designer Open Document as a Free Document
F4 HIde/Display all Floating Panels
Shift+F4 Tile Open Document
Shift+F5 Toddle Brtween Active Panel and Workspace
Shift+F1 Access Natural Language Search Facility(Smart Search)
Hold Ctrl While Moving a Panel Prevent Automatic DockingThenDrouping or Snapping

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minusplus2. Project Shortcuts
CThenC Compile The Current Design Project
CThenR Recimpile The Current Design Project
CThenD Compile Document
CThenO Open The OpTions For Project Dialog For The Current Project
Ctrl+Alt+O Access The Open Project Document Dialog For The Current Project
CThenL Close All Document Belonging To Active Project
CThenTThenM Access Storage Manager Panel
CThenTThenL Access Local History For The Current Project
CThenP Access TheProject Packager Wizard

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minusplus3. Project Panel Shortcuts
Double Left Click Edit Document Under Cursor
Drg & Drop From One PRoject to Another Move Selected Document
Ctrl+Deag & drop From one project to another Link Selected Document Into Secound Project

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minusplus4. CAM Panel Shortcuts
Select Layer Turn All Layers Off Except Selected One
Select Layer Turn All Layer On
Double Left Click On a Layer Make That Layer the Current Layer
Select Two LayerThenC Access Compare Layer Dialog
Select LayerThenDelete Delete Layer

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minusplus5. List Panel Shortcuts
Left Click & Drag Multi-select in direction of mouse movement
Ctrl+Click Multi-select (non-sequential)
Shift+Click Multi-select (sequential)
Spacebar(Schematic) Edit Selected Cell
Spacebar(PCB) Flush Current Entry for Cell Currently Being Edited
F2 Edit Selected Cell
Enter(schematic) Finish Editing Current Cell
Enter(PCB) Finish Editing Current Cell and Enter Edit Mode for Cell Beneath
Ctrl+C(or Ctrl+Insert) Copy
Ctrl+V(or Shift+Insert) Paste
Page Up Jump Selection to Top of Visible List Area
Page Down Jump Selection to Bottom of Visible LIst Area
Mouse-Wheel Pan UP or Down

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minusplus6. Common Schematic and PCB Editor Shortcuts
Shift While autopanning to pan at higher speed
Y While placing an object to flip it along the Y-axis
X While placing an object to flip it along the X-axis
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Keys Move selection ten grid increments in direction of arrow key
Shift+Arrow Keys Move cursor ten grid increments in direction of arrow key
Ctrl+Arrow Keys Move selection one grid increment in direction of arrow key
Arrow Keys Move cursor one grid increment in direction of arrow key
Esc Escape from current process
End Redraw the screen
Home Redraw screen with center at the cursor point
Ctrl+Home Jump to absolute origin (lower left corner of workspace)
Ctrl+Mouse-wheel down/Page Down Zoom out
Ctrl+Mouse-wheel up/Page Up Zoom in around cursor (zooms around cursorthenposition the cursor first)
Mouse-wheel Pan up/down
Shift+Mouse-wheel Pan left/right
A Display Align sub-menu
B Display Toolbars sub-menu
J Display Jump sub-menu
K Display Workspace Panels sub-menu
M Display Move sub-menu
O Pop-up right Click Options menu
S Display Select sub-menu
X Display DeSelect sub-menu
Z Pop-up menu with zoom commands
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+C/Ctrl+Insert Copy
Ctrl+X/Shift+Delete Cut
Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert Paste
Ctrl+R Copy to clipboard and repeat paste selected objects (Rubber Stamp)
Ctrl+RthenEsc Re-enters Rubber Stamp mode using the current clipboard content
Ctrl+Q Access the Selection Memory dialog
Alt Constrain object movement horizontally or vertically
Delete Delete selection
VthenD View document
VthenF View fit placed objects
XthenA De-select all
Right Click & hold Display slider hand & slide view
Left Click Select/deselect object under cursor
Right Click Pop-up floating menuthenor Escape from current operation
Right Click on objectthenselect Find Similar Load object under cursor into Find Similar Objects dialog
Left Clickthenhold & drag Select inside area
Left Click & hold Move object/selection under cursor
Left Double Click Edit object
Shift+Left Click Add/remove object from selection set
TAB Edit attributes while placing
Shift+C Clear current Filter
Shift+F Click on object to display Find Similar Objects dialog
Y Pop-up Quick Queries menu
F11 Toggle Inspector panel on/off
F12 Toggle Filter panel on/off
Shift+F12 Toggle List panel on/off
Alt+F5 Toggle full screen mode
Shift+Ctrl+T Align selected objects by top edges
Shift+Ctrl+L Align selected objects by left edges
Shift+Ctrl+R Align selected objects by right edges
Shift+Ctrl+B Align selected objects by bottom edges
Shift+Ctrl+H Distribute selected objects equally in horizontal plane
Shift+Ctrl+V Distribute selected objects equally in vertical plane
Shift+Ctrl+D Align selected objects to grid
Ctrl+N (n=1 to 8) Store current selection in memory location n
Alt+N (n=1 to 8) Recall selection from memory location n
Shift+N (n=1 to 8) Add current selection to selection already stored in memory location n
Shift+Alt+N (n=1 to 8) Recall selection from memory location n and add it to current selection in workspace
Shift+Ctrl+N (n=1 to 8) Apply filtering based on selection set in memory location n.

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minusplus7. Schematic Editor Only Shortcuts
G Cycle through snap grid settings
F2 Edit in-place
Ctrl+Page Down Fit all objects into view
Spacebar Rotate counterclockwise by 90 degrees while moving an object
Spacebar Toggle start/End mode while placing a wire/bus/line
Shift+Spacebar Rotate clockwise by 90 degrees while moving an object
Shift+Spacebar Cycle Step through placement modes while placing a wire/bus/line
Ctrl+Spacebar Rotate counterclockwise by 90 degrees while dragging an object
Shift+Ctrl+Spacebar Rotate clockwise by 90 degrees while dragging an object
Shift+Ctrl+C Clear all highlighting applied by highlighting pens
Backspace Remove the last vertex when placing a wire/bus/line/polygon
Left Clickthenhold+Delete When a wire is selected to Delete a vertex
Left Clickthenhold+Insert When a wire is selected to add a vertex
Ctrl+Left Click & drag Drag object
Left Click in Navigator panel Cross probe to object on schematic document
Alt+Left Click in Navigator panel Cross probe to object on both schematic document and PCB
Alt+Left Click on net object Highlight all elements in net on sheet
Ctrl+Double Left Click On sheet symbol to dEscEnd hierarchy
Ctrl+Double Left Click On port to ascEnd hierarchy
+ Numeric keypad Enlarge IEEE symbol size during placement or movement
- (Numeric keypad) Reduce IEEE symbol size during placement or movement
Ctrl+F Find text
Ctrl+H Find and replace text
F3 Find next occurrence of searched text
Insert Copy attributes of object under the cursor while placing an object of the same type
S Swap sheet entry side while moving one or more selected sheet entries
V Reverse sheet entry order while moving two or more selected sheet entries
T Toggle sheet entry IO type while moving one or more selected sheet entries
T Toggle all sheet entry IO types while resizing selected sheet symbol
TthenP Access Schematic – General page of Preferences dialog

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minusplus8. PCB Editor Only Shortcuts
Shift+R Cycle through three routing modes
Shift+E Toggle electrical grid on/off
Shift+B Build Query
Shift+Page Up Zoom-in in small increments
Shift+Page Down Zoom-out in small increments
Ctrl+Page Up Zoom-in to 400%
Ctrl+Page Down Fit document into view
Ctrl+End Jump to defined relative origin for the workspace
Alt+End Redraw current layer only
Alt+Insert Paste on current layer
Ctrl+G Pop up Snap Grid dialog
G Pop up Snap Grid menu
N Hide the ratsnest while moving a component
L Flip component being moved to other side of board
Shift+F1 Pressed while routingthendisplays the appropriate interactive routing shortcut keys
F2 Display Board Insight and Heads Up display options
Ctrl+Left Click Highlight routed net under cursor (repeat in free space to clear)
Ctrl+Spacebar Cycle through connection lines modes during interactive routing
Backspace Remove last track corner during interactive routing
Shift+S Toggle single layer mode on/off
OthenDthenDthenEnter Set all primitives to display in draft mode
OthenDthenFthenEnter Set all primitives to display in final mode
OthenD/Ctrl+D Access Show/Hide page of View Configurations dialog
L Access Board Layers And Colors page of View Configurations dialog
Ctrl+H Select connected copper
Ctrl+Shift+Left Click & hold Break track
Shift+Ctrl+Left Click Highlight additional routed net under cursor
+ (Numeric keypad) Next layer
- (Numeric keypad) Previous layer
Ctrl+Click Highlights layer content on layer tabs
Ctrl+Shift+Click Increments highlighting on layer tabs
Ctrl+Alt+Mouse Hovers highlight layer on layer tabs
* (Numeric keypad) Next routing layer
M Display Move sub-menu
Alt Hold to temporarily switch from avoid-obstacle to ignore-obstacle mode
Ctrl Hold to temporarily disable electrical grid while routing
Ctrl+M Measure distance
Spacebar (in interactive process) Rotate object anti-clockwise (define rotation step on PCB Editor – General page of Preferences dialog)
Spacebar (during interactive routing) Toggle start/End mode
Shift+Spacebar (in interactive process) Rotate object being moved clockwise
Shift+Spacebar (during interactive routing) Step through corner modes during interactive routing
[ Decrease mask level for permanent filter
] Increase mask level for permanent filter
Alt Left Arrow View previous component for active library document
Alt Right Arrow View next component for active library document
Q Toggle units (metric/imperial)
TthenB Access 3D Body Manager dialog
TthenP Access Preferences dialog
Shift+Mouse-wheel Pan left/right
Ctrl+Mouse-wheel Zoom in/out incrementally
Ctrl+Right drag Zoom in/out smoothly
Ctrl+C Create clipboard bitmap (.bmp) image of current 3D view
Page Up / Page Down Zoom in/out incrementally
TthenP Access PCB Editor – Display page of Preferences dialog
L Access Physical Materials (3D) page of View Configurations dialog

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minusplus9. 3D Body Placement Shortcuts
+ (plus) Next layer
- (minus) previous layer
L Flip 3D body to paired mechanical layer
X Flip 3D body around X-axis
Y Flip 3D body around Y-axis
Spacebar Rotate 3D body counter-clockwise
Shift+Spacebar Rotate 3D body clockwise
2 Rotate 3D body counter-clockwise around it's X-axis
3 Decrease 3D body standoff height (Z-axis) by one Snap Grid increment
4 Rotate 3D body counter-clockwise around it's Y-axis
6 Rotate 3D body clockwise around it's Y-axis
8 Rotate 3D body clockwise around it's X-axis
9 Decrease 3D body standoff height (Z-axis) by one Snap Grid increment
Left Arrow Move 3D body left along X-axis by one Snap Grid increment
Shift+Left Arrow Move 3D body left along X-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment
Right Arrow Move 3D body right along X-axis by one Snap Grid increment
Shift+Right Arrow Move 3D body right along X-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment
Up Arrow Move 3D body backward along Y-axis by one Snap Grid increment
Shift+Up Arrow Move 3D body forward along Y-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment
Down Arrow Move 3D body forward along Y-axis by one Snap Grid increment
Shift+Down Arrow Move 3D body forward along Y-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment

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minusplus10. PCB3D (Legacy 3D) Editor Shortcuts
Page Up Zoom in
Page Down Zoom out
Alt+B Fit board
Arrow Keys Pan in direction of arrow
Insert Pan In
Delete Pan Out
TthenE Access Export dialog for IGES/STEP format
TthenP Access PCB Editor – PCB Legacy 3D page of Preferences dialog

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minusplus11. PCB3D Library Editor Shortcuts
Page Up Zoom in
Page Down Zoom out
Alt+M Fit model
Arrow Keys Pan in direction of arrow
Insert Pan in
Delete Pan out
F2 Rename model
Shift+Delete Delete mode
Ctrl+T Set rotation and translation
TthenI Import 3D model
TthenE Export model in IGES format
TthenP Access Preferences dialog

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minusplus12. Output Job Editor Shortcuts
Ctrl+X/Shift+Delete Cut
Ctrl+C/Ctrl+Insert Copy
Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert Paste
Ctrl+D Duplicate
Delete Clear
Alt+Enter Configure
Ctrl+F9 Run Focused Output Generator
Shift+Ctrl+F9 Run Selected Output Generators
F9 Run all Batch-enabled Output Generators
Shift+Ctrl+O Access Output Job Options dialog

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minusplus13. CAM Editor Shortcuts
Ctrl+Z/Alt+Backspace Undo
Ctrl+Y/Ctrl+Backspace Redo
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+C/Ctrl+Insert Copy
Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert Paste
Ctrl+E Clear
Ctrl+M Mirror
Ctrl+R Rotate
Ctrl+L Align Selective
Alt+C Select using crossing window
Alt+P Select previous selection
Ctrl+F Toggle Flash selection mode On/Off
Ctrl+T Toggle Trace selection mode On/Off
Ctrl+A Array objects
Ctrl+D Modify/change objects
Ctrl+I Set origin
Ctrl+U Scale objects
Home View all
Shift+P View around specified point
Ctrl+Mouse-wheel up/Page Up Zoom in
Ctrl+Mouse-wheel down/Page Down Zoom out
Mouse-wheel up Pan up
Mouse-wheel down Pan down
Shift+Mouse-wheel up Pan left
Shift+Mouse-wheel down Pan right
Shift+V Zoom last
End Refresh
D Dynamic panning mode
Shift+B View Film Box
Ctrl+Home Zoom Film Box
Alt+Home Zoom current DCode
Shift+E Toggle view of Extents Box On/Off
Shift+F Toggle Fill Mode On/Off
Shift+H Toggle highlight of current objects using current D code
N Toggle negative view
Shift+T Toggle translucent view
Shift+G Access CAM Editor – Drawing Modes page of Preferences dialog
Q Query object
Shift+N Query net
Shift+M Measure point-to-point
Shift+A Access apertures table
K Access Set Layers Off dialog
Alt+K Access Set Layers On dialog
Shift+S Toggle Object Snap mode
Esc Cancel action
Shift+Ctrl+R Repeat last action
+ (Numeric keypad) Display next layer only
- (Numeric keypad) Display previous layer only
* (Numeric keypad) Display next signal/plane layer only
Ctrl+X/Shift+Delete Cut waveform
Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert Paste waveform
Left Click & drag Relocate focused waveform
J Display Jump sub-menu
Shift+Ctrl+F Jump to first transition for focused waveform
Shift+Ctrl+N Jump to next transition for focused waveform
Shift+Ctrl+P Jump to previous transition for focused waveform
Shift+Ctrl+L Jump to last transition for focused waveform
TthenP Access Preferences dialog

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minusplus14. SimData Editor Shortcuts
Ctrl+X/Shift+Delete Cut
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert Paste
Delete Clear
+ (Numeric keypad) Next chart
- (Numeric keypad) Previous chart
Page Up Zoom in
Page Down Zoom out
Ctrl+Page Down Fit document
End Refresh
Esc/Shift+C Clear filter
Up Arrow/Down Arrow Scroll through chartthenone wave plot at a time in direction of arrow
Shift+Up Arrow Scroll upwards through chartthenone page at a time
Ctrl+Up Arrow/Ctrl+Home Jump to top of chart
Shift+Down Arrow Scroll downwards through chartthenone page at a time
Ctrl+Down Arrow/Ctrl+End Jump to bottom of chart
Left Arrow Right Arrow Scroll through chartthenone major division on X-axis at a time in direction of arrow
Shift+Left Arrow Scroll left through chartthenone page at a time
Ctrl+Left Arrow Jump to start of X-axis
Shift+Right Arrow Scroll right through chartthenone page at a time
Ctrl+Right Arrow Jump to End of X-axis

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minusplus15. Common Shortcuts
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+X/Shift+Delete Cut
Ctrl+C/Ctrl+Insert Copy
Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert Paste
Enter Insert carriage return
Ctrl+N Insert new line
Tab Insert tab
Shift+Tab Tab backwards
Insert Toggle text Insertion mode between Insert and Overwrite
Shift+Ctrl+C Clear Filter Marks
Ctrl+F Find text
Ctrl+H/Ctrl+R) Find and replace text
F3/Ctrl+L Find next instance of searched text
Shift+Ctrl+F Find next selected instance of searched text
Ctrl+A Select all
Page Up Scroll one Page Up
Page Down Scroll one Page Down
Ctrl+Up Arrow Scroll one line up
Ctrl+Down Arrow Scroll one line down
Ctrl+Page Up Move cursor to top of window
Ctrl+Page Down Move cursor to bottom of window
Home Move cursor to beginning of current line
End Move cursor to End of current line
Ctrl+Home Move cursor to Beginning of File
Ctrl+End Move cursor to End of File
Up Arrow Down Arrow Move cursor one line in direction of arrow
Left Arrow Right Arrow Move cursor one character in direction of arrow
Ctrl+Left Arrow Move cursor one word left
Ctrl+Right Arrow Move cursor one word right
Shift+Ctrl+Home ExtEnd Selection to Beginning of File
Shift+Ctrl+End ExtEnd selection to End of File
Shift+Page Up ExtEnd selection one Page Up
Shift+Page Down ExtEnd selection one Page Down
Shift+Ctrl+Page Up ExtEnd selection to top of window
Shift+Ctrl+Page Down ExtEnd selection to bottom of window
Shift+Home ExtEnd selection to beginning of current line
Shift+End ExtEnd selection to End of current line
Shift+Left Arrow ExtEnd selection left one character
Shift+Right Arrow ExtEnd selection right one character
Shift+Up Arrow ExtEnd selection to same column in previous line
Shift+Down Arrow ExtEnd selection to same column in next line
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Home ExtEnd selection column to Beginning of File
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+End ExtEnd selection column to End of File
Alt+Shift+Page Up ExtEnd selection column one Page Up
Alt+Shift+Page Down ExtEnd selection column one Page Down
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Page Up ExtEnd selection column to top of window
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Page Down ExtEnd selection column to bottom of window
Alt+Shift+Home ExtEnd selection column to beginning of current line
Alt+Shift+End ExtEnd selection to End of current line
Alt+Shift+Left Arrow ExtEnd selection column to the left by one column
Alt+Shift+Right Arrow ExtEnd selection column to the right by one column
Alt+Shift+Up Arrow ExtEnd selection column up by one line
Alt+Shift+Down Arrow ExtEnd selection column down by one line
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Left Arrow ExtEnd selection column one word left
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Right Arrow ExtEnd selection column one word right
Alt+Left Click & drag Define selection column using mouse
Delete Delete character to the right of cursor position
Backspace Delete character to the left of the cursor position
Ctrl+Backspace Delete to beginning of previous word
Ctrl+T Delete to beginning of next word
Ctrl+Y Redo or restore the changes by the Undo.
Ctrl+Q+Y Delete to End of current line
Alt+TthenP Access Text Editors – General page of Preferences dialog

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minusplus16. Embedded Software Editor (.c]then[.asm) Shortcuts
F9 Run the program being debugged
Ctrl+F9 Run to cursor
F5 Toggle breakpoint for current line
Left Click in gutter Toggle breakpoint for line
Ctrl+F5 Add Watch
F7 Step into the current source line
Ctrl+F7 Evaluate
Shift+F7 Step into the current instruction
Shift+F8 Step to the next instruction
Ctrl+F2 Reset the current debug session
Ctrl+F3 Finish the current debug session
Left Click on code outline +/- expand/contract segment of code
Ctrl+Double Left Click on code outline +/- expand/contract all code segments

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minusplus17. VHDL Editor Shortcuts
Ctrl+F9 Compile source HDL documents
F9 Run Forever
Ctrl+F5 Run simulation for the last time step
Ctrl+F8 Run simulation to a specified time
Ctrl+F11 Run simulation to next debug point
Ctrl+F7 Run simulation for a time step
F6 Run simulation for a Delta step
F7 Run simulationthenstepping into procedures/functions
F8 Run simulationthenstepping over procedures/functions
Ctrl+F2 Reset current simulation session
Ctrl+F3 End current simulation session
Left Click in gutter Toggle breakpoint for line
Left Click on code outline +/- expand/contract segment of code
Ctrl+Left Click on code outline +/- expand/contract all code segments

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minusplus18. Scripting Editor Shortcuts
F9 Run the script
Ctrl+F9 Run to cursor
F5 Toggle breakpoint for current line
Left Click in gutter Toggle breakpoint for line
Ctrl+F7 Evaluate
F7 Step into the current source line
F8 Step to the next source line
Ctrl+F3 Stop script execution

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