Why are keyboard shortcuts important? The answer is that they will speed up almost everything you do. They will reduce strain, keep you focused, and increase productivity.
Above is a visualization of a typical stress analysis where the user has not utilized keyboard shortcuts. The lines represent mouse movement, and the black circles represent clicks, and time spent hovering over the same spot with the mouse. The only intent behind this visualization is to show that time spent “hunting” for commands with the mouse can be virtually eliminated by rigorous application of keyboard shortcuts. Additionally, it is much more efficient and practical to use the keyboard in lieu of the mouse. Getting used to the keyboard as your method of input is a simple way to get more out of your work product, so let’s take a look at what is currently possible with the software.
If you search for keyboard shortcuts in the CAESAR II User’s Guide, you will find paragraph on pg. 101 that explains “Quick Jumps” for the Classic Piping Input dialog.
The following information has been compiled to explain how to create new keyboard shortcuts and how to re-assign current ones.
First, here is the complete list of default keyboard shortcuts in CAESAR II.
Looking at this list may be underwhelming at first. In fact, when looking at the listing of default shortcuts, it appears that we need to rely heavily on the mouse. But fortunately, these shortcuts amount to only 30 out of the 170 possible mapped commands in CAESAR II.
The following is the complete list of possible keyboard shortcuts in CAESAR II:
To access keyboard shortcuts in CAESAR II, you need to Right-Click the area where the toolbars are, and choose Customize. From this dialog we have a Keyboard Shortcuts tab, with a drop down menu leading to segmented areas of the program. With some time spent on user customization, there is a great amount of work that can be accomplished without utilizing the mouse to hunt for commands.