Vectorworks Tips 450 – Useful Keyboard Keys

I have used these so much that I often use them without thinking.  It is easy to forget that other people might not know them:

G: Creates a temporary datum
U: Changes the modes on the Tool Bar
X: Selection tool
J + Click: Select coincident objects (select objects whose edges are touching)
B: X-ray mode (makes everything see-through)
Z: Snap Loupe (temporary zoom)
CTRL + ALT (control + option on Mac): Create Similar Object

epodcast 187 – Keyboard Shortcuts to the Object Info palette

Some users like to use keyboard shortcuts to access parts of Vectorworks. I recently found out that you can change the panes on the Object Info palette by using keyboard shortcuts.  I have noticed recently that I have been using the data pane a lot more often, so it is quite convenient to have a keyboard shortcut to make the change.

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