Shortcut keys help you to eliminate mouse clicks and work more efficiently. You might only need to memorize a few for those tasks and commands you perform most regularly, but trust me, it will be well worth the minor effort up front once you're sailing through your work. Anything to make life a little easier, right?
You can pull up the full list of available shortcut keys in NX at anytime (I'll show you how in this tutorial!) but it's helpful to have a reference sheet handy until you get around to memorizing them. Feel free to bookmark this article, or you can even download a printable copy of the list included as an attachment.
You can also create custom shortcut keys in NX in addition to the standard OOTB ones listed here. Customization in NX helps to improve your workflow and maximize efficiency. Custom keys are great for particular specialized tasks you find yourself performing daily that maybe aren't commonly used by others.
Let's start with how to find the full list of standard keys in NX. There are a few ways to do so:
Type Shortcut Keys in the command finder
Go to Menu>Information>Custom Menu> Shortcut Keys
These include the standard copy, paste, new file commands that we are all used to, along with some CAD specific shortcuts such as extrude, sketch, etc.
Now, let’s look at how to create your own custom commands.
First, you will need to open the Customize window:
Ctrl+1 opens Customize directly
Go to File>Customize
Once in Customize, you will want to select Keyboard. This opens a new window called Customize Keyboard where you can both see existing keyboard shortcuts or you can enter your own to create new ones. Simply type and hit enter to add.
Hopefully this article helped you! Be sure to share it with your peers, particularly with anyone who is new to NX.