Navisworks Keyboard Shortcuts – the essential shortcuts you need to know

For those preferring the  keyboard but still wanting to save time, Autodesk Navisworks offers an alternative to accessing all of thenavisworks 2017 commands using the mouse. Keyboard shortcuts can be initiated either by pressing the Functions Keys, the CTRL/Shift or ALT key or a combination of the 4 options for productivity.

E.g. To switch  to the Walk tool whilst on the Home Tab, enter ALT + V to switch to the Viewpoint Tab, then MW to select the walk tool.

Alternatively, if your focus is not in the Viewpoint >Navigation Panel but press CTRL +2, it switches to walk mode and once you switch to the Viewpoint Tab, the Walk mode will have been set.

This list includes General Shortcuts, and in future posts I’ll be showing you shortcuts for Timeliner and the Measure Tools panel.  Get ready for a big list!

General Shortcuts
Default Keyboard Shortcut Description
PgUp Zooms to view all objects in the Scene View.
PgDn Zooms to magnify all selected objects in the Scene View.
HOME Takes you to Home view. This keyboard shortcut only applies to the Scene View windows. This means it will only work when this window has focus.
ESC Deselects everything.
SHIFT Used to modify the middle mouse button actions.
CTRL Used to modify the middle mouse button actions.
ALT Turns the keytips on or off.
ALT + F4 Closes the currently active dockable window when it is undocked, or exits the application if the main application window is active.
CTRL + 0 Turns on Turntable mode.
CTRL + 1 Turns on Select mode.
CTRL + 2 Turns on Walk mode.
CTRL + 3 Turns on Look Around mode.
CTRL + 4 Turns on Zoom mode.
CTRL + 5 Turns on Zoom Window mode.
CTRL + 6 Turns on Pan mode.
CTRL + 7 Turns on Orbit mode.
CTRL + 8 Turns on Free Orbit mode.
CTRL + 9 Turns on Fly mode.
CTRL + A Displays the Append dialog box.
CTRL + D Toggles Collision mode. You must be in appropriate navigation mode (that is, Walk or Fly) for this keyboard shortcut to work.
CTRL + F Displays the Quick Find dialog box.
CTRL + G Toggles Gravity mode.
CTRL + H Toggles Hidden mode for selected items.
CTRL + I Displays the Insert From File dialog box.
CTRL + M Displays the Merge dialog box.
CTRL + N Resets the program, closes the currently open Autodesk Navisworks file, and creates a new file.
CTRL + O Displays the Open dialog box.
CTRL + P Displays the Print dialog box.
CTRL + R Toggles Require mode for selected items.
CTRL + S Saves the currently open Autodesk Navisworks file.
CTRL + T Toggles Third Person mode.
CTRL + Y Reverses the last operation performed by the Undo command.
CTRL + Z Reverses the last performed operation.
CTRL + PgUp Displays the previous sheet.
CTRL + PgDn Displays the next sheet.
CTRL + F1 Opens the Help system.
CTRL + F2 Opens the Clash Detective window. This feature is available for Autodesk Navisworks Manage users only.
CTRL + F3 Toggles the TimeLiner window.
CTRL + F4 Toggles the docking window for the currently active graphics system (i.e. the Autodesk Rendering window ).
CTRL + F5 Toggles the Animator window.
CTRL + F6 Toggles the Scripter window.
CTRL + F7 Toggles the Tilt window.
CTRL + F8 Toggles the Quantification Workbook window.
CTRL + F9 Toggles the Plan View window.
CTRL + F10 Toggles the Section View window.
CTRL + F11 Toggles the Saved Viewpoints window.
CTRL + F12 Toggles the Selection Tree window.
CTRL + HOME Dollies and pans the camera so that the entire model is in view.
CTRL + Right Arrow Play selected animation.
CTRL + Left Arrow Reverse Play selected animation.
CTRL + Up Arrow Record viewpoint animation.
CTRL + Down Arrow Stop playing animation.
CTRL + Space Pause playing animation.
CTRL + SHIFT + A Opens the Animation Export dialog box.
CTRL + SHIFT + C Opens the Export dialog box and enables you to export current search.
CTRL + SHIFT + I Opens the Image Export dialog box.
CTRL + SHIFT + R Opens the Export Rendered Image dialog box.
CTRL + SHIFT + S Opens the Export dialog box and enables you to export search sets.
CTRL + SHIFT + T Opens the Export dialog box and enables you to export the current TimeLiner schedule.
CTRL + SHIFT + V Opens the Export dialog box and enables you to export viewpoints.
CTRL + SHIFT + W Opens the Export dialog box and enables you to export viewpoint report.
CTRL + SHIFT + HOME Sets current view as Home.
CTRL + SHIFT + END Sets current view as Front.
CTRL + SHIFT + Left Arrow Takes you to the previous redline tag.
CTRL + SHIFT + Right Arrow Takes you to the next redline tag.
CTRL + SHIFT + Up Arrow Takes you to the first redline tag.
CTRL + SHIFT + Down Arrow Takes you to the last redline tag.
F1 Opens the Help system.
F2 Renames the selected item, when appropriate.
F3 Repeats the previously run Quick Find search.
F5 Refreshes your scene with the latest versions of currently loaded model files.
F11 Toggles Full Screen mode.
F12 Opens the Options Editor.
SHIFT + W Opens the last used SteeringWheel.
SHIFT + F1 Enables you to get context-sensitive help.
SHIFT + F2 Toggles the Sets window.
SHIFT + F3 Toggles the Find Items window.
SHIFT + F4 Toggles the Find Comments window.
SHIFT + F6 Toggles the Comments window.
SHIFT + F7 Toggles the Properties window.
SHIFT + F10 Opens a context menu.
SHIFT + F11 Opens the File Options dialog box.

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