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Sweet Home 3D shortcuts

The following table presents the full list of keyboard shortcuts and mouse actions that you can use in Sweet Home 3D (also available in a PDF file in English or in French).

FILE  
Open a new home File > New Ctrl N cmd N  
Open a previously saved home File > Open... Ctrl O cmd O  
Save the edited home File > Save Ctrl S cmd S  
Save the edited home under an other name File > Save as... Ctrl Shift S cmd shift S  
Save the edited home in a compressed file with same quality File > Save and compress Ctrl Alt S cmd alt S  
Close the edited home File > Close   Alt F4 cmd W  
Display Page setup pane File > Page setup... Ctrl Shift P cmd shift P  
Print the edited home File > Print... Ctrl P cmd P  
Display Preferences pane File > Preferences…
(Sweet Home 3D > Preferences… under Mac OS X)
Ctrl M cmd ,   
EDIT  
Transfer the focus to a pane (pane surrounded by a colored rectangle receiving keyboard inputs)     Tab or Shift + Tab Click in the pane
Undo the last action Edit > Undo Ctrl Z cmd Z  
Redo the last undone action Edit > Redo Ctrl Y cmd shift Z  
Copy and delete the items selected in home Edit > Cut Ctrl X cmd X  
Copy the selected items in clipboard (+ a text of the selected furniture when the furniture list has focus, or an image of the selected items when the plan has focus) Edit > Copy Ctrl C cmd C  
Paste the copied or cut items into home Edit > Paste Ctrl V cmd V  
Paste the copied or cut piece into the group selected in home Edit > Paste to group   Ctrl Shift V cmd shift V  
Paste the style of the copied or cut item to the selected ones (the copied and selected items must be of the same type) Edit > Paste style   Ctrl Alt V cmd alt V  
Delete the selected items Edit > Delete Del Back space  
Select all items in the furniture list or the plan Edit > Select all Ctrl A cmd A  
FURNITURE  
Select a piece in furniture catalog or furniture list     Arrows ←↑↓→ Click on the piece
Select contiguous pieces in furniture catalog or furniture list     Shift Arrows ←↑↓→ Shift + Click on the last piece
Sort furniture list Furniture > Sort by > Column     Click once on column header for ascending sort, twice for descending sort
Toggle the selection of a piece in furniture catalog or furniture list       Ctrl + Click cmd + Click
Add the piece selected in the catalog to the plan at (0,0) Furniture > Add to home Ctrl Shift F cmd shift F Drag and drop piece in furniture list
Add a piece of the catalog anywhere in the plan       Drag and drop catalog piece in the plan
Display the modification pane of the selected pieces of furniture Furniture > Modify... Ctrl E cmd E Double-click on a piece
Create a group from selected pieces Furniture > Group   Ctrl Shift G cmd shift G  
Ungroup all the pieces of the selected groups Furniture > Ungroup   Ctrl Shift U cmd shift U  
Align side by side selected pieces of furniture Furniture > Align side by side Ctrl Shift B cmd shift B  
Reset the elevation of selected pieces according to their environment Furniture > Reset elevation   Ctrl Shift Y cmd shift Y  
Display the wizard used to import a 3D model as a piece of furniture (at second step, use Shift key to rotate degree by degree the 3D model) Furniture > Import furniture… Ctrl Shift I cmd shift I Drag and drop a OBJ, 3DS, DAE, KMZ or ZIP file onto catalog, furniture list or plan
Display the wizard used to import an image as a texture (at first step, a BMP, JPEG, GIF or PNG file can be dragged onto wizard) Furniture > Import texture... Ctrl Alt I cmd alt I  
PLAN  
Switch to the Select mode Plan > Select Ctrl L cmd L  
Select the foremost item under mouse cursor       Click on item (in Select mode)
Toggle the selection of the foremost item under mouse cursor       Shift + Click on item
Select items intersecting a selection rectangle       Press mouse button over no item and drag mouse over items
Toggle the selection of items intersecting a selection rectangle       Shift + Press mouse button and drag mouse over items
Select an item under mouse cursor (including hidden items)       Right click + choose item in Select object submenu
Toggle the selection of an item under mouse cursor       Shift + Right click + choose item in Toggle selection submenu
Move selected items pixel by pixel     Arrows ←↑↓→ Drag and drop selected items
Move selected items 10 pixels by 10 pixels     Shift Arrows ←↑↓→  
Move selected items along horizontal or vertical plan axis       Drag selected items, pressing the Shift key after the first mouse move
Duplicate selected items       Ctrl + Drag and drop selected items alt + Drag and drop selection
Duplicate selected items along horizontal or vertical plan axis       Ctrl + Shift + Drag and drop selected items alt + shift + Drag and drop
Toogle temporarily magnetism set in preferences while moving the selected item       Alt while dragging Shift Alt while dragging cmd while dragging
Switch to the Pan mode Plan > Pan Ctrl Alt P cmd alt P  
Pan in the plan in Pan mode       Drag and drop mouse
Pan in the plan in other modes       Space + Drag and drop mouse
Pan up and down in the plan     Page up ⇞ / Page down ⇟ Mouse wheel Swipe trackpad
Pan left and right in the plan     Ctrl ⇞ / ⇟   Shift + Mouse wheel
Zoom in plan and pan to show selected items Plan > Zoom in Ctrl K Ctrl + cmd +  
Zoom out Plan > Zoom out Ctrl Shift K Ctrl - cmd -  
Zoom in or out centered on mouse cursor       Ctrl + Mouse wheel cmd + Wheel
Lock the base plan (preventing the selection of base plan items) Plan > Lock base plan Ctrl Alt L cmd alt L  
Unlock the base plan (when the base plan is locked) Plan > Unlock base plan Ctrl Alt L cmd alt L  
Force the scale line to be horizontal or vertical during the second step of Import backgroung image wizard       Press Shift while dragging scale line ends
WALL  
Switch to the Create walls mode Plan > Create walls Ctrl Shift W cmd shift W  
Draw a wall and subsequent walls (in Create walls mode)       Click at wall start then at each wall end
Curve currently drawn wall (in Create walls mode)       Ctrl + Click + Choose angle with mouse + Click alt + Click + Choose angle + Click
Enter wall dimensions with the keyboard (in Create walls mode)     Enter  
End drawing walls (in Create walls mode)     Esc / Double Enter in keyboard mode Double-click at last wall end
Create missing walls around a room (in Create walls mode)       Double-click in a room
Display the modification pane of the selected walls Plan > Modify walls… Ctrl Shift E cmd shift E Double-click on a wall
Join the closest free ends of the selected walls Plan > Join walls   Ctrl Alt J cmd alt J  
ROOM  
Select Create rooms mode Plan > Create rooms Ctrl Shift R cmd shift R  
Draw a room (in Create rooms mode)       Click at each corner of the room
Enter room dimensions with the keyboard (in Create rooms mode)     Enter  
End drawing a room (in Create rooms mode)     Esc / Double Enter in keyboard mode Double-click at the last corner
Create a room surrounded by walls (in Create rooms mode)       Double-click inside a closed surface
Display the modification pane of the selected rooms Plan > Modify rooms… Ctrl Alt E cmd alt E Double-click on a room
Add a point to an existing room       Right click on room border + select Add point to room menu item
Delete a point from an existing room       Right click on room point + select Delete point from room menu item
POLYLINE  
Switch to the Create polylines mode Plan > Create polylines Ctrl Shift J cmd shift J  
Draw a polyline (in Create polylines mode)       Click at each point of the polyline
Curve drawn polyline (in Create polylines mode)       Ctrl + Click at the end of the first segment alt + Click at end of segment
Enter segment dimensions with the keyboard (in Create polylines mode)     Enter  
End drawing a polyline (in Create polylines mode)     Esc / Double Enter in keyboard mode Double-click at the last point
Display the modification pane of the selected polylines Plan > Modify polylines...   Ctrl Alt Shift E cmd alt shift E Double-click on a polyline
DIMENSION  
Switch to the Create dimensions mode Plan > Create dimensions Ctrl Shift L cmd shift L  
Draw a dimension (in Create dimensions mode)       Click at each end, move mouse to resize extension lines and click
Draw a dimension along a piece of furniture, a wall or a room side (in Create dimensions mode)       Move mouse on piece, wall or room side, double-click,  resize extension lines and click
Enter dimensions with the keyboard (in Create dimensions mode)     Enter  
TEXT  
Switch to the Add texts mode Plan > Add texts Ctrl Shift T cmd shift T  
Enter a new text       Click at text location and enter text
Display the modification pane of the selected texts Plan > Modify text   Double-click on a text
Increase the text size of the selected items (texts, rooms, dimensions) Plan > Modify text style > Increase size Ctrl Alt K Ctrl Alt + cmd ctrl +  
Decrease the text size of the selected items (texts, rooms, dimensions) Plan > Modify text style > Decrease size Ctrl Alt Shift K Ctrl Alt - cmd ctrl -  
Toggle bold text style of the selected items (texts, rooms, dimensions) Plan > Modify text style > Bold Ctrl B cmd B  
Toggle italic text style of the selected items (texts, rooms, dimensions) Plan > Modify text style > Italic Ctrl I cmd I  
LEVEL  
Add a level Plan > Add level Ctrl Alt N cmd alt N  
Add a level at the same elevation as the selected one Plan > Add level at same elevation   Ctrl Shift N cmd shift N  
Select a level in plan     Arrows ← → with the focus on tabs Click on level tab
Display the modification pane of the selected level Plan > Modify level...   Ctrl Alt B cmd alt B Double-click on level tab
Make the selected level unviewable in the plan and 3D view Plan > Make level unviewable   Ctrl Shift H cmd shift H  
Make the selected level viewable (when the level is unviewable) Plan > Make level viewable   Ctrl Shift H cmd shift H  
3D VIEW  
Switch to Aerial view mode 3D view > Aerial view Ctrl D cmd D  
Switch to Virtual visit mode 3D view > Virtual visit Ctrl Shift D cmd shift D  
Turn point of view around scene center in Aerial view mode, or turn visitor head left, right, up and down in Virtual visitor mode     A D or Arrows ← → ⇞ ⇟ Move mouse with left button pressed
Turn point of view or visitor head 5 times faster     Shift A D or Shift Arrows ← → ⇞ ⇟ Shift + Move mouse with button pressed
Move forward/backward in Aerial view or Virtual visitor modes     W S or Arrows ↑ ↓ Roll mouse wheel Swipe trackpad
or Alt + Vertical moves with button pressed
Move forward/backward 5 times faster     Shift W S or Shift Arrows ↑ ↓ Shift + Roll mouse wheel Shift + Swipe
or Shift + Alt + Vertical mouse moves with button pressed
Move visitor up and down in Virtual visitor mode     Home / End  
Move visitor up and down 5 times faster     Shift Home / End  
Move visitor sideways in Virtual visitor mode     Alt Arrows ← →  
Move visitor sideways 5 times faster     Shift Alt Arrows ← →  
Display the modification pane of the virtual visitor (in Virtual visitor mode) 3D view > Modify virtual visitor...   Ctrl Alt M cmd alt M  
Store the current point of view 3D view > Store point of view...   Ctrl Alt R cmd alt R  
Display the 3D view in a separate window 3D view > Display in separate window Ctrl Alt Y cmd alt Y  
3D view > Display in main window 3D view > Display in main window Ctrl Alt Y cmd alt Y  
Make all levels viewable in the 3D view 3D view > Display all levels   Ctrl Alt A cmd alt A  
Make only the selected level and below viewable in the 3D view 3D view > Display selected level   Ctrl Shift A cmd shift A  
Display the modification pane of the 3D view 3D view > Modify 3D view… Ctrl Shift M cmd shift M  
HELP  
Display Sweet Home 3D help window Help > Sweet Home 3D help F1 cmd ?  

Notes:

  • Some icons cited in Icon column are not displayed in the toolbar
  • Home ⤒, End ⤓, Page up ⇞, Page down ⇟ keys can be accessed with fn + arrow keys on some laptop keyboards
  • Typing the + sign might require to also press the Shift key according to the layout of your keyboard
  • Under Mac OS X, a right click can also be achieved thanks to a click with ctrl key pressed

Thanks to OKH for his great help to build this list.

[Updated on July 10, 2019]

 

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Re: Sweet Home 3D shortcuts

Very useful - thanks to all contributors, printing for my office wall right now.
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