Onshape Keyboard Shortcuts – Sketch

This week we are going to be covering everything you need to know about the Sketch Onshape keyboard shortcuts.

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Video Transcript

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of our Onshape Tips & Tricks series. This week we are going to be covering everything you need to know about the Sketch Onshape keyboard shortcuts.

When inside a sketch it is possible to access several of the more commonly used features using the following keyboard shortcuts. To access the line tool, press ‘L… For a Corner rectangle, press ‘G’… For a centre point rectangle, press ‘R’… For the centre point circle, press ‘C’… and for a three point arc, press ‘A’.

To select the fillet tool hold ‘Shift’ and press ‘F’… Press ‘M’ for the trim tool… Press ‘X’ to access the extend tool… ‘O’ for the offset tool… To project existing geometry with the ‘use’ tool, press ‘U’,… and to dimension the sketch press ‘D’.

There are also shortcuts available for accessing constraints. Press ‘I’ to provide a coincident constraint… ‘B’ for as parallel constraint… ‘T’ for a tangent constraint… ‘V’ for a vertical constraint… ‘H’ for a horizontal constraint…  and ‘E’ to add an equal constraint.

It is also possible to toggle a sketch line between construction and non-construction modes using the ‘Q’ key.

So, that’s it for this week, any questions please email onshape@digicad.co.uk, remember to check out our Onshape training courses in the description below and stay tuned for more Onshape Tips & Tricks videos. Thank you for watching! 


Tim Winwood - Principal Consultant

Tim is Founder and Principal Consultant at DigiCAD Ltd. Having built a successful career in the CAD/PDM industry; providing training, technical support and consultancy to some of the largest engineering companies in the UK, he now brings you the new generation of CAD, Onshape. He’s passionate about sharing his skills with people just like you and his mission is to get you up and running fast! In his free time, he enjoys swimming and running – currently training for his second Tough Mudder Event (18-20km Obstacle Race design by British Special Forces) later this year!