Virtual Surveyor contains many keyboard shortcuts to specific actions. This article gives an overview of all available shortcuts in Virtual Surveyor.


Project shortcuts

These shortcuts help you to access some main project functions.

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+NCreate New project
Ctrl+SSave or Save As a project
Ctrl+OOpen a project
Ctrl+ZUndo last operation
Ctrl+YRedo last operation
Ctrl+EOpen .vspx directory location
Ctrl+F1Collapse/Pin the ribbon


Project view shortcuts

These shortcuts help you to manage the contents of the project view.

ShortcutDescription
DeleteRemove selected items
Ctrl+CCopy selected items
Ctrl+XCut selected items
Ctrl+VPaste selected items
Ctrl (+Left-clicking)Select project items one by one
Shift (+Left-clicking)Select a range of project items


Terrain lens shortcuts

These shortcuts help you to enable and disable the terrain lenses.

ShortcutDescription
Alt+CContour lens
Alt+DSlope Directions lens
Alt+SSlope Steepness lens
Alt+EElevation lens
Alt+TTransparent lens
Info! When you press ALT the shortcuts that use ALT will be highlighted on the interface.


Drawing mode shortcuts

These shortcuts help you when you are drawing survey items.

ShortcutDescription
FSet Free line drawing mode 
ASet Arc line drawing mode 
BSet Guided Breakline line drawing mode 
GEnable/Disable geometry snapping
BackspaceRemove last vertex
Ctrl+BackspaceRemove last guided breakline segment


Edit mode shortcuts

These shortcuts help you when you are editing survey items.

ShortcutDescription
OSet On Terrain edit vertex mode
XSet XY edit vertex mode
ZSet Z edit vertex mode
ISet Interpolate Z edit vertex mode
GEnable/Disable geometry snapping
DeleteDelete the selected vertex/vertices
Ctrl (+Left-clicking)Select multiple vertices one by one
Shift (+Left-clicking)Select a range of vertices (shortest range)
Shift+Ctrl (+Left-clicking)Select a range of vertices (longest range)
Arrow LeftSelect the previous vertex
Arrow RightSelect the next vertex
Shift+Arrow LeftAdd the previous vertex to the selection
Shift+Arrow RightAdd the next vertex to the selection
Ctrl+ASelect all vertices


Viewport shortcuts

This shortcut helps you to select items in the viewport.

ShortcutDescription
Shift (+Left-press)Rectangle selection in the view port


View Mode shortcuts

These shortcuts help you to switch the view mode.

ShortcutDescription
Alt+K3D view mode 
Alt+M2D view mode 


Navigation shortcuts

These shortcuts help you to navigate around in the view port.

ShortcutDescription
+Scroll in
-Scroll out
CTRL+Move Down
CTRL-Move Up
REnable rotate
Arrow LeftRotate left
Arrow RightRotate right
Arrow UpTilt up
Arrow DownTilt down