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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table describes the keyboard shortcuts are available in FlexSim:

Action Keyboard shortcut Notes
Create an input/output port connection between two 3D objects Press and hold the A or J key while clicking on the two 3D objects See Adding and Removing Ports for more information
Remove a port connection between two 3D objects Press and hold the Q or U key while clicking on the two 3D objects See Adding and Removing Ports for more information
Create a center port connection between two 3D objects Press and hold the S or K key while clicking on the two 3D objects See Adding and Removing Ports for more information
Remove a center port connection between two 3D objects Press and hold the W or I key while clicking on the two 3D objects See Adding and Removing Ports for more information
Connect network nodes or traffic controllers Press and hold the D key while clicking on the network nodes and/or traffic controllers
Disconnect network nodes or traffic controllers Press and hold the E key while clicking on the network nodes and/or traffic controllers
Change or view information on the 3D object Press and hold the X or B key while clicking on the 3D object The network node will switch the whole network through different viewing modes. The X key also creates new spline points on a network path. Racks will also toggle through different viewing modes.
View input/output port connections Press and hold the V key while clicking on the 3D object If the mouse button is released first, then the information will disappear, but if the V key is released first, the information will persist.
View center port connections Press and hold the C key while clicking on the 3D object If the mouse button is released first, then the information will disappear, but if the V key is released first, the information will persist.
Create library objects Press and hold the F key while clicking a 3D object in the Library, then clicking in the model
Create and connect library objects Press and hold the R key will clicking a 3D object in the library, then clicking in the model multiple times The new objects will be automatically connected
Ignore objects Press and hold the Alt key Causes all objects in the 3D view to ignore any mouse clicks. This can be useful for moving around in a view with a lot of objects. You can also click and hold the middle mouse button and drag to move around the view, ignoring all objects.

Hot Keys and Accelerators

The following table describes the hot keys that are available in FlexSim:

Action Keyboard shortcut Notes
Start and stop the model run Ctrl + space
Reset the model Ctrl + left arrow
Step to the next model event Ctrl + right arrow
Increase the simulation run speed Ctrl + up arrow
Decrease the simulation run speed Ctrl + down arrow
Find text in the open view Ctrl + F
Find and replace text in the open view Ctrl + H
Copy the selected objects to the clipboard Ctrl + C
Cut the selected objects to the clipboard Ctrl + X
Paste the objects to the clipboard Ctrl + V
Open a new tabbed document window Ctrl + T The kind of window that is open will depend on what is the currently active document window
Switch to the next window tab Ctrl + Tab
Switch to the previous window tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Scale the selected objects up by 5% Ctrl + L
Scale the selected objects down by 5% Ctrl + K
Add a keyframe to the presentation builder Ctrl + Shift + D
Close the active document window or floating window Ctrl + W
Switch environments Ctrl + Alt + E If an environment is currently active, exit the environment, otherwise, enter the Minimal environment.
Open the Command Helper and search for the selected text F1
Switch in and out of Full Screen Mode (3D View) F11
Take a screenshot of the active view P Saves it to projects folder/screenshots (adds pointer data if highlighted a node in the tree)

Tree Window Shortcuts

The following table describes the shortcuts that are available in the Tree Window:

Action Keyboard shortcut Notes
Insert a new node after Spacebar
Insert a new node into Enter
Delete selected nodes Delete
Add number data to the highlighted node N
Add string data to the highlighted node T
Add object data to the highlighted node O
Add pointer data to the highlighted node P
Delete node data Shift + Delete