Design Faster with Autodesk Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts


Save time in your design workflows with easy-to-memorize Inventor keyboard shortcuts.

If you’re an engineering designer or drafter, you’re always looking for ways to work faster and get more done under tight deadlines. There are plenty of processes and techniques to try for boosting your productivity, but one of the most effective ways to save time in CAD software happens to be one of the simplest.

Try using Autodesk Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts! Inventor keyboard shortcuts, also called Inventor hotkeys, prompt commonly-used commands with a couple of keystrokes.

It might not seem like a lot, but saving two or three clicks every time you launch commands can really add up. It’s also possible that you’ll find an Inventor keyboard shortcut for commands you use on the regular that you never knew about.

Some of the most popular Inventor keyboard shortcuts fall into four categories:

  • General Inventor keyboard shortcuts
  • Sketch Inventor keyboard shortcuts
  • Part Inventor keyboard shortcuts
  • Placed features Inventor keyboard shortcuts
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Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: General Shortcuts
Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + F Find
Ctrl + N New
Ctrl + O Open
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + Y Redo
Ctrl + Z Undo
F2 Rename browser mode
Shift + right click Select
Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: Sketch Shortcuts
= Constrain curves to equal radius or length
F7 Slice graphics
F8 Show all constraints
F9 Hide all constraints
Ctrl + R Ortho mode
Ctrl + D Dynamic dimensions
Ctrl + Shift + P             Snap object
Ctrl + I Infer constraints
Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: Part Shortcuts
Ctrl + Shift + K Chamfer                 
Ctrl + Shift + L Loft
Ctrl + Shift + M Mirror
Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts: Placed Features Shortcuts
Ctrl + Shift + O Circular pattern                   
Ctrl + Shift + R Rectangular
Ctrl + Shift + S Sweep

Did you find this helpful? Download our free Autodesk Inventor Keyboard Shortcuts PDF to print out these Inventor hotkeys or save them to your computer for easy reference.

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Claire Juozitis
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