After a while of using an EDA tool suite, clicking all over the place with a mouse gets very tedious and seriously reduces your productivity. Keyboard shortcuts or Hotkeys avoid much of that. EasyEDA not only provides lots of hotkeys, but also every hotkey can be reconfigured.

Under the Config toolbar, click the Hotkeys Setting… Menu which will open the Hotkey Setting dialog.

To change a Hotkey, click anywhere in the row for the hotkey you want to change and then press your new key.

For example, if you want to use R instead of space to rotate selected objects, click on the first row, then press R.

After you change the hotkey, don’t forget to click Save Changes button.

The docType column describes which type of EasyEDA document each hotkey applies to. docType has three types:

  • ALL: any document type in EasyEDA.
  • SCH: schematic and schematic libs
  • PCB: PCB and PCB libs.

The functions of some hotkeys may change between docTypes. For example, the hotkey C draws an Arc in SCH, but draws a circle in PCB.

A list of all the available default hotkeys is given below.

All document

ID DocType Shortcut Function
0 All Space Rotate selected objects
1 All Left Scroll Or Move selected left
2 All Right Scroll or Move selected right
3 All Up Scroll or Move selected up
4 All Down Scroll or Move selected down
5 All Ctrl+X Cut
6 All Ctrl+C Copy
7 All Ctrl+V Paste
8 All Ctrl+Shift+X Cross Probe and Place
9 All Delete Delete Selected
10 All Ctrl+A Select All
11 All Esc Cancel current drawing
12 All Ctrl+Z Undo
13 All Ctrl+Y Redo
14 All Ctrl+S Save
15 All A Zoom In
16 All Z Zoom Out
17 All X Flip Horizontal
18 All Y Flip Vertical
19 All G Snap
20 All Ctrl+F Find Component
21 All Ctrl+D Design Manager
22 All D Drag
23 All K Fit Window
24 All Shift+X Cross Probe
25 All Shift+F Search Libraries

Schematic

ID DocType Shortcut Function
1 Schematic W Draw Wire
2 Schematic B Draw Bus
3 Schematic U Bus Entry
4 Schematic N NetLabel
5 Schematic Ctrl+Q NetFlag VCC
6 Schematic Ctrl+G NetFlag GND
7 Schematic P Place Pin
8 Schematic L Draw Polyline
9 Schematic O Draw Polygon
10 Schematic Q Draw Bezier
11 Schematic C Draw Arc
12 Schematic S Draw Rect
13 Schematic E Draw Ellipse
14 Schematic F Freehand Draw
15 Schematic T Place Text
16 Schematic I Edit Selected Symbol
17 Schematic Ctrl+R Run the Document

PCB

ID DocType Shortcut Function
1 PCB W Draw Track
2 PCB U Draw Arc
3 PCB C Draw Circle
4 PCB N Draw Dimension
5 PCB S Draw Text
6 PCB O Draw Connect
7 PCB E Draw copperArea
8 PCB T Change To TopLayer
9 PCB B Change To BottomLayer
10 PCB 1 Change To Inner1
11 PCB 2 Change To Inner2
12 PCB 3 Change To Inner3
13 PCB 4 Change To Inner4
14 PCB P Place Pad
15 PCB V Place Via
16 PCB M Measure
17 PCB L Change Route Angle
18 PCB - Decrease Routing Width
19 PCB + Increase Routing Width
20 PCB Alt– Decrease Snap Size
21 PCB Alt++ Increase Snap Size
22 PCB H Highlight Net
23 PCB Shift+M Remove All Copper Area
24 PCB Shift+B Rebuild All Copper Area

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