I nutoriously turn them on by hitting E when ever I want to zoom fit instead
of hitting simply F I still haven't completely broken the ACrud habbit of
using Z-Enter-E-Enter. This may be because periodically I still have to do
a bit of work in ACrud. If you hit E again or F5 will bring the filter
toolbar forward and you can turn it all off there.
I also find that for me a mistaken filter is just about always "e" for
edges. Since I toggle "x" all day long, I don't want to disable the
filters. I would say we mostly need to fix the fat fingers. ;-)
F6 togglesoff all filters (and hitting it again will trun them all back
on!). I just trained myself to hit f6 like a cobra striking its prey
To the original question - you can go to tool>customize>keyboard. You can
remove preset hotkeys there. The ones you are looking for are under
One of the nice things about using the F6 key is that the toolbar doesn't
need to be showing for this to work.
It will toggle the filters on and off regardless of whether the toolbar is
showing or not.
Here's a list of all the keyboard shortcuts.
This table lists commonly used default keyboard shortcuts:
Additionally, you can customize the keyboard shortcut keys to suit your
style of working.
Action Key Combination
Rotate the model:
. horizontally or vertically Arrow keys
. horizontally or vertically 90 degrees Shift+Arrow keys
. clockwise or counterclockwise Alt+ left or right Arrow keys
Pan the model Ctrl+Arrow keys
Zoom in Z
Zoom out z
Zoom to Fit f
Previous View Ctrl+Shift+Z
View Orientation menu Spacebar
Filter Edges e
Filter Vertices v
Filter Faces x
Toggle Selection Filter toolbar F5
Toggle selection filters (on/off) F6
File menu items
New SolidWorks document Ctrl+N
Open document Ctrl+O
Open From Web Folder Ctrl+W
Make Drawing from Part Ctrl+D
Make Assembly from Part Ctrl+A
Additional keyboard shortcuts
Access online help when in a PropertyManager or dialog box F1
Rename an item in the FeatureManager design tree (this
works for most items)
Rebuild the model Ctrl+B
Force rebuild the model and rebuild all of its features Ctrl+Q
Redraw the screen Ctrl+R
Cycle between open SolidWorks documents Ctrl+Tab
Line to arc/arc to line (sketch mode) a
Cut Ctrl+ x
Copy Ctrl+ c
Paste Ctrl+ v
Next window Ctrl+F6
Close window Ctrl+F4
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