Use CATIA shortcuts so you can be faster and avoid mouse moving.
Using this post, we made new video to show you power of shortcuts. We are sure that you can be 5% faster or more. Also, with shortcuts you can focus more on your model.
This table is from https://shortcutworld.com/CATIA-V6/win/CATIA-V5_Shortcuts
Certainly, almost every program has some sort of shortcuts. Therefore we can say it is an important thing to use. CATIA has a lot of shortcuts out of the box. But you can also put yours.
|Escape||Abort the current process or exit the current dialog box (when there is one)|
|F3||Structure tree out or insert (Toggle specification tree display on and off)|
|F10||Toggle Swap Visible Space|
|Shift+F1||Context assistance (Get help on toolbar icons)|
|Shift+F2||Toggle the specification tree overview on and off open an overview on specifications tree in a new window.|
|Shift+F3||Structure tree activate around e.g. character size to modify (activate the graph if the model is active and inversely)|
|Shift+Arrow Left/ Shift+Arrow Right||Rotate to the left / rotate to the right|
|Shift+Arrow Up/ Shift+Arrow Down||Rotate upward / rotate downward|
|Alt+F11||Visual basic wordprocessor|
|Home||Display the top of the graph|
|End||Display the bottom of the graph|
|Ctrl+Page Up/Ctrl+Page Down||Zoom in / zoom out the model or tree whichever is active|
|Ctrl+Arrow Right/ Ctrl+Arrow Left||Pan model to the right pan/pan model to the left|
|Ctrl+Arrow Up/ Ctrl+Arrow Down||Pan model to the top/pan model to the bottom|
|CTRL +Shift+Arrow Right / Ctrl+Shift+ Arrow Left||Rotate the model clockwise / rotate model counter-clockwise around Z-axis|
|Ctrl+Tab||Switch between the different windows|
|Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V||Cut / Copy / Paste|
|Ctrl+F11||Go to Preselection Navigator|
|Page Up/Page Down||Relocate graph one page up / relocate graph one page down|
|Arrow Up/Arrow Down||Relocate the graph 1/10th of a page to the top / to the bottom|
|Arrow Left/Arrow Right||Relocate the graph 1/10th of a page to the left / to the right|
|Alt+Shift+ Arrow Left||ROTATE the model|
|Ctrl+D||Activate fast multi-instantiation tool in assembly design workbench|
|Ctrl+E||Activate define multi-instantiation tool in assembly design workbench|
Defining own CATIA shortcuts
Above all best practices for making CATIA, shortcuts are to set shortcuts for constantly used tools. I work a lot in Part and Sketcher, so I’ll write mine shortcuts for those environments.
First for the Part environment:
|Alt+S||Change sketch support|
|Alt+V||Fit all in|
|Alt+2||Define in work object|
The best practice is to use just some of CATIA shortcuts at the beginning and learn it. After that, you can add even more. I use the combination with Alt but you can use Ctrl also. During modeling, I always have my left hand on my keyboard using these shortcuts.
You can use the same shortcuts for tools in different environments like Part and Sketch.