I am new to ARIS Architect and am trying to customize the keyboard shortcuts so that I can use it more efficiently. I have found the list of existing shortcuts, however I cannot see how I can customize these. For example, I would like to be able to do the following from the keyboard:

  • Move between objects on the model canvas
  • Move between windows (e.g. model explorer, symbols list, properties window)
  • Align objects on the canvas
  • Edit the properties of an object
  • Find an object in the Model Explorer
  • etc...

Please could someone let me know how I can add new keyboard shortcuts to ARIS Architect?

Many thanks


by M. Zschuckelt
Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 08:50


open the ARIS help in Architect, go to "Working with ARIS" and search for "keyboard". You will find 2 articles with "keyboard" and "keyboard+mouse" controls. There is no feature to customize the keyboard shortcuts or create new ones.

by Craig Johnson Author
Posted on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:27

Many thanks for your reply.

I'm flabbergasted that it is not possible to customize keyboard shortcuts; this is a standard feature on all windows software since about 1995. Essentially this moves ARIS into the 'unviable' category for me as doing everything with the mouse is just far too slow. :-(


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