Shortcuts

Every tool and function in Vectary can be accessed with your mouse by clicking on the individual icons or menu items. To speed up your design process more, you can also use a series of keyboard shortcuts. They function both on Windows and MacOS, the only difference is that on MacOS you have to substitute the “Ctrl” button for the “Cmd” button when it is used.

To make it easier for you, we have classified shortcuts into four main types:

  • Universal Shortcuts - also known from other software and tools 
  • Essential Shortcuts - you may use these a lot to save “traveling time” with your mouse pointer 
  • Edit Mode Shortcuts - you can access them only when editing the mesh of a 3D model 
  • Additional Shortcuts

Universal Shortcuts

  • Undo - Ctrl+Z
  • Redo - Ctrl+Shift+Z
  • Select all unlocked objects - Ctrl+A
  • Deselect or cancel - press “Esc”
  • Copy selection - Ctrl+C
  • Paste selection - Ctrl+V
  • Cut selection - Ctrl+X 
  • Duplicate objects - Ctrl+D
  • Delete selection - “Del” or “Backspace”
  • Save project - Ctrl+S
  • Import - Ctrl+I
  • Export - Ctrl+E
  • Group objects - Ctrl+G
  • Ungroup objects - Ctrl+Shift+G 

Essential Shortcuts

  • Pan scene - right mouse drag anywhere on the scene
  • Zoom scene - scroll with the mouse anywhere on the scene
  • Rotate scene - left mouse drag anywhere on the scene
  • Select object - left click on any unlocked object on the scene
  • Select a sub-object - hold “Ctrl” and click on any object on the scene
  • Select multiple objects - hold Shift + left click on multiple objects one by one
  • Duplicate object - hold Alt + drag gizmo arrows to the new location of your copy
  • Open group in isolation mode - double click on grouped objects or press “Enter” 
  • Toggle Render on / off - cycle through render states by pressing “R”
  • Fit to view - pressing “A” fits the selected object to your viewport
  • Fit all objects on screen - either have them all selected “ctrl+a” and press “A” or have none selected and press“A” both work
  • Toggle camera / magnetic views - cycle through all views by pressing “Tab” multiple times
  • Switch gizmo local/global - cycle through gizmo types by pressing “W” 
  • Toggle snapping on / off - cycle through snapping states by pressing “S”
  • Rectangular marquee selection - press “M” and drag the rectangular selection
  • Lasso marquee selection - press “L” and draw the freehand selection

Edit Mode Shortcuts

  • Add a New Object to object list (go to edit mode) - Shift+N
  • Open Edit mode - double click on a mesh object or press “Enter”
  • Close Edit mode - press “Esc” 
  • Toggle Display modes - cycle through display modes by pressing “Space” 
  • Draw lines tool - press “D”
  • Bevel selection - press “B” a handler will appear, drag the handler or click on the handler for more settings
  • Extrude selection - Shift + drag arrow direction 
  • Subdivision Smoothing on - press “+” 
  • Subdivision Smoothing off - press “-”
  • Selection type points - press “1”
  • Selection type lines - press “2” 
  • Selection type faces - press “3”
  • Paint selection tool - press “P” and select by painting, modify with “P+ hold Shift” to add or “P+hold Alt” to subtract selection
  • Selections jog menu - press “K” 
  • Loop select - press “Shift + L” it will loop select in one direction, if you press it again it will loop select in another direction
  • Grow selection - Ctrl + ] 
  • Shrink selection - Ctrl + [ 
  • Draw primitive objects tool - cycle through primitive objects by pressing “Shift + D” 
  • Extrude tool - press “E” 
  • Bridge tool - press “V” 
  • Slide tool - press “N” a handler appears, slide a copy “Shift +drag handler”
  • Cut tool - press “C”
  • Collapse mesh selection into one point - press key “X” 
  • Select Open boundaries - pressing “O” selects all the holes in an active mesh, pressing “O” when having a line of a particular hole selected selects only this open boundary 
  • Cap Open boundaries - press "Ctrl + O"
  • Mesh tools jog menu- press “J”
  • Quadify mesh - press "Shift + K"

Additional Shortcuts

  • Comment Mode - press “Shift + C”
  • Grid show/hide - Ctrl + ’
  • Objects list show/hide - Shift+O
  • Sidebars show/hide - press “}” 
  • Switch Hide / Unhide selected objects - Ctr l+ Shift + H
  • Switch Lock / Unlock selected objects - Ctr l+ Shift + L 
  • Switch UV mapping types - cycle through UV types by pressing “Ctrl + Shift + U” 
  • Toggle snapping on /off - cycle through snapping states by pressing “S”
  • Toggle snapping type Grid - press Shift+1
  • Toggle snapping type Mid - press Shift+2
  • Toggle snapping type End - press Shift+3
  • Toggle snapping type Near - press Shift+4
  • Toggle snapping type Division - press Shift+5
  • Toggle snapping type Angle - press Shift+6
  • Toggle snapping type Face - press Shift+7