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192 Altium Designer Shortcuts for Windows

List of Altium Designer Shortcuts

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Most used Altium Designer Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcuts
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Cut Ctrl + X
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Insert carriage return Enter
Insert new line Ctrl + N
Insert tab Tab
Tab backward Shift + Tab
Toggle text Insertion mode between Insert and Overwrite Insert
Clear Filter Marks Ctrl + Shift + C
Find text Ctrl + F
Find and replace text Ctrl + H
Find the next instance of the searched text F3
Find the next selected instance of the searched text Ctrl + Shift + F
Select all Ctrl + A
Scroll one Page Up Page Up key
Scroll one Page Down Page Down key
Scroll one line up Ctrl + Up Arrow key
Scroll one line down Ctrl + Down Arrow key
Move the cursor to the top of the window Ctrl + Page Up key
Move the cursor to the bottom of the window Ctrl + Page Down key
Move the cursor to begin of the current line Home
Move the cursor to the end of the current line End
Move the cursor to the beginning of the file Ctrl + Home
Move the cursor to the end of the file Ctrl + End
Move cursor one line up Up Arrow key
Move cursor one line down Down Arrow key
Move cursor one character left Left Arrow key
Move cursor one character right Right Arrow key
Move cursor one word left Ctrl + Left Arrow key
Move cursor one word right Ctrl + Right Arrow key
Extend selection to the beginning of the file Ctrl + Shift + Home
Extend selection to end of file Ctrl + Shift + End
Extend selection one page up Shift + Page Up key
Extend selection one page down Shift + Page Down key
Extend selection to the top of the window Ctrl + Shift + Page Up key
Extend selection to the bottom of the window Ctrl + Shift + Page Down key
Extend selection to the beginning of the current line Shift + Home
Extend selection to the end of the current line Shift + End
Extend the selection of one character to the left Shift + Left Arrow key
Extend the selection of one character to the right Shift + Right Arrow key
Extend selection to the same column in the previous line Shift + Up Arrow key
Extend selection to the same column in the next line Shift + Down Arrow key
Extend the selection column to the beginning of the file Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Home
Extend the selection column to the end of the file Alt + Shift + Ctrl + End
Extend selected column one page up Alt + Shift + Page Up key
Extend the selected column one page down Alt + Shift + Page Down key
Extend the selection column to the top of the window Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Page Up key
Extend the selection column to the bottom of the window Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Page Down key
Extend the selection column to the beginning of the current line Alt + Shift + Home
Extend the selection column to the end of the current line Alt + Shift + End
Extend the selection column up by one line Alt + Shift + Up Arrow key
Extend the selection column down by one line Alt + Shift + Down Arrow key
Extend selection column one word left Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Left Arrow key
Extend the selection column one word right Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow key
Delete the character to the right of the cursor position Delete
Delete the character to the left of the cursor position Backspace
Delete to beginning of the previous word Ctrl + Backspace
Delete to beginning of next word Ctrl + T
Delete to End of the current line Ctrl + Q + Y

Project Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcuts
Compile the current Design Project C, then C
Recompile the current Design Project C, then R
Compile Document C, then D
Open Options for Project Dialog for the current project C, then O
Access Open Project Document Dialog for the current Project Ctrl + Alt + O
Close all Documents belonging To Active Project C, then L
Access Storage Manager Panel C, then T, then M
Access Local History for the current Project C, then T, then L
Access Project Packager Wizard C, then P

Environment Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcuts
Access Documentation Library F1
Access Choose Document to Open Dialog Ctrl + O
Close Active Document Ctrl + F4
Save Current Document Ctrl + S
Print Current Document Ctrl + P
Close Altium Designer Alt + F4
Cycle Through Open Documents to the Right Ctrl + Tab
Cycle Through Open Document to the Left Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Hide or Display all Floating Panels F4
Tile Open Document Shift + F4
Toggle between Active Panel and Workspace Shift + F5
Access Natural Language Search Facility Shift + F1

PCB Editor Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcut keys
Cycle through three routing modes Shift + R
Toggle the electrical grid on or off Shift + E
Build Query Shift + B
Zoom-in in small increments Shift + Page Up key
Zoom-out in small increments Shift + Page Down key
Zoom-in to 400% Ctrl + Page Up key
Fit document into a view Ctrl + Page Down key
Jump to defined relative origin for the workspace Ctrl + End
Redraw the current layer only Alt + End
Paste-on current layer Alt + Insert
Pop up Snap Grid dialog Ctrl + G
Pop up Snap Grid menu G
Hide the rat’s nest while moving a component N
Flip component being moved to another side of the board L
Display Board Insight and Heads Up display options F2
Cycle through connection lines modes during interactive routing Ctrl + Spacebar
Remove last track corner during interactive routing Backspace
Toggle single layer mode on or off Shift + S
Select connected copper Ctrl + H

3D Body Placement Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcut keys
Next layer +
Previous layer
Flip 3D body to paired mechanical Layer L
Flip 3D body around X-axis X
Flip 3D body around Y-axis Y
Rotate 3D body counterclockwise Spacebar
Rotate 3D body clockwise Shift + Spacebar
Rotate the 3D body counterclockwise around its X-axis 2
Decrease 3D body standoff height (X-axis) by one Snap Grid increment 3
Rotate the 3D body counterclockwise around its Y-axis 4
Rotate the 3D body clockwise around its Y-axis 6
Rotate the 3D body clockwise around its X-axis 8
Decrease 3D body standoff height (Z-axis) by one Snap Grid increment 9
Move 3D body left along X-axis by one Snap Grid increment Left Arrow key
Move 3D body right along X-axis by one Snap Grid increment Right Arrow key
Move 3D body left along X-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment Shift + Left Arrow key
Move 3D body right along X-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment Shift + Right Arrow key
Move 3D body backward along Y-axis by one Snap Grid increment Up Arrow key
Move 3D body forward along Y-axis by one Snap Grid increment Down Arrow key
Move 3D body backward along Y-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment Shift + Up Arrow key
Move 3D body forward along Y-axis by 10x Snap Grid increment Shift + Down Arrow key

CAM Editor Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcut keys
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Cut Ctrl + X
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y
Clear Ctrl + E
Mirror Ctrl + M
Rotate Ctrl + R
Align Selectively Ctrl + L
Select using crossing window Alt + C
Select previous selection Alt + P
Toggle Flash selection mode on or off Ctrl + F
Toggle Trace selection mode on or off Ctrl + T
Array objects Ctrl + A
Modify or change objects Ctrl + D
Set origin Ctrl + I
Scale objects Ctrl + U
View all Home
View around a specified point Shift + P
Zoom in Page Up key
Zoom out Page Down key
Zoom last Shift + V
Refresh End
Dynamic panning mode D
View Film Box Shift + B
Zoom Film Box Ctrl + Home
Zoom current D Code Alt + Home
Toggle view of Extents Box On or Off Shift + E
Toggle Fill Mode On or Off Shift + F
Toggle highlight of current objects using current D code Shift + H
Toggle negative view N
Toggle translucent view Shift + T
Access CAM Editor Shift + G
Query object Q
Query net Shift + N
Measure point-to-point Shift + M
Access apertures table Shift + A
Access Set Layers Off dialog K
Access Set Layers On the dialog Alt + K
Toggle Object Snap mode Shift + S
Cancel action Esc
Repeat the last action Ctrl + Shift + R
Display next layer only +
Display the previous layer only
Display next signal or plane layer only *
Cut waveform Ctrl + X
Paste waveform Ctrl + V
Display Jump sub-menu J
Jump to the first transition for the focused waveform Ctrl + Shift + F
Jump to the next transition for the focused waveform Ctrl + Shift + N
Jump to the previous transition for the focused waveform Ctrl + Shift + P
Jump to the last transition for the focused waveform Ctrl + Shift + L

Scripting Editor Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcut keys
Run the script F9
Run to cursor Ctrl + F9
Toggle breakpoint for the current line F5
Evaluate Ctrl + F7
Step into the current source line F7
Step into the next source line F8
Stop script execution Ctrl + F3

VHDL Editor Shortcuts

Action Altium Designer Shortcut keys
Compile source HDL documents Ctrl + F9
Run Forever F9
Run simulation for the last time step Ctrl + F5
Run simulation to a specified time Ctrl + F8
Run simulation to next debug point Ctrl + F11
Run simulation for a time step Ctrl + F7
Run simulation for a Delta step F6
Run the simulation, then step into procedures/functions F7
Run simulation, then step over procedures/functions F8
Reset the current simulation session Ctrl + F2
End current simulation session Ctrl + F3

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