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Keyboard shortcuts for exploratory analysis

Keyboard shortcuts improve your workflow by providing functionality at your fingertips, reducing the need to switch tools often. The shortcuts for the exploratory analysis objects only work when an analysis object has been selected, for example, selecting an observer point to rotate heading or reposition higher, lower, left, or right. Keyboard shortcuts work with individual parts (observer or target) or the whole analysis results group (for example, observer and all associated targets). Depending on the tool template type you're using (Line of Sight, View Dome, Viewshed, or Slice), the available keyboard shortcuts will vary.

Below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that are helpful when interacting with the 3D exploratory analysis results.

Line of sight shortcuts

When one or more observer points are selected, the shortcuts function as follows:

Keyboard shortcutFunction

A

Rotate counterclockwise.

D

Rotate clockwise.

Ctrl + Up arrow

Move observer away from scene camera.

Ctrl + Down arrow

Move observer toward scene camera.

Ctrl + Right arrow

Move observer right, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + Left arrow

Move observer left, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow

Move observer and all its targets away from scene camera.

Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow

Move observer and all its targets toward scene camera.

Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow

Move observer and all its targets right, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow

Move observer and all its targets left, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + U

Increase observer elevation.

Ctrl + J

Decrease observer elevation.

C

Turn the Explore tool Explore Tool on and off to navigate.

Delete

Delete the observer and all associated targets.

When a target is selected, the shortcuts function as follows:

Keyboard shortcutFunction

Ctrl + Up arrow

Move target away from camera.

Ctrl + Down arrow

Move target toward camera.

Ctrl + Right arrow

Move target right, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + Left arrow

Move target left, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + U

Increase target elevation.

Ctrl + J

Decrease target elevation.

C

Turn the Explore tool Explore Tool on and off to navigate.

Delete

Delete the selected target.

View dome keyboard shortcuts

Select a view dome to use the following keyboard shortcuts:

Keyboard shortcutFunction

Ctrl + Up arrow

Move view dome away from camera.

Ctrl + Down arrow

Move view dome toward camera.

Ctrl + Right arrow

Move view dome right, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + Left arrow

Move view dome left, perpendicular to scene camera heading.

Ctrl + U

Increase view dome elevation.

Ctrl + J

Decrease view dome elevation.

C

Turn the Explore tool Explore Tool on and off to navigate.

Delete

Delete the selected view dome.

Viewshed keyboard shortcuts

Select a viewshed to use the following keyboard shortcuts:

Keyboard shortcutFunction

W

Tilt observer up.

S

Tilt observer down.

A

Rotate observer heading left.

D

Rotate observer heading right.

Ctrl + Up arrow

Move observer forward.

Ctrl + Down arrow

Move observer backward.

Ctrl + Right arrow

Move viewshed right, perpendicular to the observer heading.

Ctrl + Left arrow

Move viewshed left, perpendicular to the observer heading.

Ctrl + U

Increase observer elevation.

Ctrl + J

Decrease observer elevation.

C

Turn the Explore tool Explore Tool on and off to navigate.

Delete

Delete the selected viewshed.

Slice keyboard shortcuts

Select a slice to use the following keyboard shortcuts:

Keyboard shortcutFunction

W

Rotate plane heading forward.

S

Rotate plane heading backward.

A

Rotate plane heading left.

D

Rotate plane heading right.

Ctrl + Up arrow

Move plane forward.

Ctrl + Down arrow

Move plane backward.

Ctrl + Right arrow

Move slice right.

Ctrl + Left arrow

Move slice left.

Ctrl + U

Increase plane elevation.

Ctrl + J

Decrease plane elevation.

C

Turn the Explore tool Explore Tool on and off to navigate.

Delete

Delete the selected slice.

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