Fusion 360 Keyboard Shortcuts That’ll Increase Your Design Efficiency

Design more in less time with Fusion 360 Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the easiest ways you can design faster is by using Fusion 360 keyboard shortcuts.

Instead of spending time searching in the tool bar each time you need to launch a command, you can move through designs more quickly with a few keystrokes.

Fusion 360 even allows you to create custom shortcuts based on the ones you use most often.

SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts That’ll Increase Your Design Efficiency

How to create keyboard shortcuts in Fusion 360

You can create new, custom keyboard shortcuts in Fusion 360 in a few simple steps.

  1. In the toolbar, select the command you want to create a custom shortcut for.
  2. Hover over the right side of the command until you see the vertical ellipsis icon (i.e., three vertical dots).
  3. Click the virtual ellipsis icon, then select “Change keyboard shortcut”.
  4. If it doesn’t already have a shortcut, assign a new shortcut key by entering one in the field.
  5. Select “OK” to save your custom keyboard shortcut.

If you’re a visual learner, check out this short video by Tyler Beck of Tech & Espresso.

The most popular Fusion 360 keyboard shortcuts

General Shortcuts   
Shift +1   Display 4 Viewports 
Ctrl+Shift + F  Full-screen  
S  Command Search 
F5  Refresh Data Panel 
Delete  Delete  
Roll Middle Mouse Button  Zoom 
Shift + Middle Mouse Button  Orbit 
Ctrl + Z  Undo 
Ctrl + Y  Redo` 
Ctrl + C  Copy 
Ctrl + V  Paste 
Ctrl + X  Cut 


Model Workspace Shortcuts   
R  2-Point Rectangle 
A  Appearance 
Shift + J  As-build Joint 
C  Center Diameter Circle 
Ctrl + B  Compute All 
E  Extrude 
F  Fillet 
Z  Freeform Selection 
H  Hole 
J  Joint 
L  Line 
I  Measure 
M  Move 
X  Normal / Construction 
O  Offset 
3  Paint Selection 
Q  Press Pull 
P  Project 
Shift + S  Scripts and Add-ins 
D  Sketch Dimension 
Shift + N  Toggle Component Color Cycling 
V  Toggle Visibility 
T  Trim 
1  Window Selection 


CAM Workspace Shortcuts 
Ctrl + A  All CAM Tools 
Ctrl + I  Import Tool Library 
Ctrl + E  Export Tool Library 
Ctrl + D  Duplicate Tool 
Ctrl + R  Renumber Tools 
Ctrl + G  Generate Toolpaths 
Alt+ Enter  Tool Edit 


Sculpt Workspace Shortcuts   
Shift + Up Arrow  Grow Selection 
Shift + Down Arrow  Shrink Selection 
Alt + P  Loop Selection 
Alt + O  Loop Grow Selection 
Alt + L  Ring Selection 
Alt + K  Ring Grow Selection 
Alt + J  Ring Shrink Selection 
Alt + Left Arrow  Previous U 
Alt + Right Arrow  Next U 
Alt + Down Arrow  Previous V 
Alt + Up Arrow  Next V 
Alt + M  Range Selection 
Alt + N  Invert Selection 
Alt + 1  Toggle Box Mode 
Alt + 2  Toggle Control Frame Mode 
Alt + 3  Toggle Smooth Mode 
Double-click an edge  Select Edge Ring 
Select two faces then double-click a third face  Select Face Ring 


The easiest way to memorize Fusion 360 keyboard shortcuts

  1. Cheat sheets. Use a Fusion 360 keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet to memorize hotkeys. Save the pdf to your desktop or print it for a handy reference tool.
  2. Flashcards. If you’re a student, this one is a great one. Online flashcard programs, such as Brainscape, make memorizing keyboard shortcuts easy.
  3. Sticky notes. If you have a few favorite Fusion 360 keyboard shortcuts, write them on sticky notes and place them on your monitor or desk.

Madie Norris Forcier
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