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MagicDraw 19.0 LTR SP2 Documentation


Most commonly used commands in a modeling tool have shortcut keys, allowing you to access the commands quicker. However, you can assign custom shortcut keys to modeling tool commands and change or remove already-existing shortcut keys.


To assign a new shortcut key to a command


  1. From the main menu of a modeling tool, select Options > Environment. The Environment Options dialog opens.
  2. From the option group list on the left side of the dialog, select Keyboard.
  3. Search for the command you need to assign a shortcut key to.

    You can also search by the shortcut keys.

  4. In the Press new shortcut key box, press the shortcut you want to assign. Do not type the shortcut, but press the keys as you would when executing the command.
  5. Click the Assign button. The assigned shortcut appears in the Current keys box.
  6. Click OK.

The shortcut key is then assigned to the selected command and you can start using it. 

Assigning a shortcut key.

Usage information

  • You can assign multiple shortcut keys to one command.
  • If you enter a shortcut key that is already assigned to another command, a notification appears under the Press new shortcut key box.
  • If you assign a shortcut key that is already assigned to another command, the shortcut key is automatically unassigned from that command and assigned to the new one.


Removing shortcut keys

You can remove both default and custom shortcut keys.


To remove a shortcut key


  1. From the main menu of the modeling tool, select Options > Environment. The Environment Options dialog opens.
  2. From the option group list on the left side of the dialog, select Keyboard.
  3. Search for the command you need to assign a shortcut key to.

    You can also search by the shortcut keys.

  4. In the Current keys box, select the shortcut key you want to remove.
  5. Click the Remove button. To remove all shortcut keys assigned to the selected command, click the Remove All button.
  6. Click OK.


Restoring shortcut keys

To restore all shortcut keys to their default values, open the Environment Options dialog, select Keyboard, and click Reset to Defaults.

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