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Shortcuts For Working In DotActiv

The purpose of this article is to provide you with a range of shortcuts or ‘Hotkeys’ to use while space planning or floor planning in the DotActiv software.

Applicable Products: DotActiv Free, DotActiv Lite, DotActiv Pro,
DotActiv Enterprise

There are a number of shortcuts or hotkeys available in the DotActiv software. For ease of use, we’ve split them into various functions.

Creating Items/SKU’s/Fixtures Shortcuts

You can use the shortcuts in the table below while working on a planogram in the DotActiv software.

When using the ‘Alt + S’ shortcut on a planogram, please click on the specific shelf or gondola before using this shortcut.
Alt + SOpens the ‘Scan Product’ window to add or create a new SKU.
Shift + CCreates a clip strip for your chosen shelf.
Shift + SCreates a new shelf for your gondola/planogram.
Shift + HCreates a Hanging Bar for your chosen shelf.
Shift + PCreates a Pegboard for your chosen shelf.
Shift + OCreates an Obstruction for your chosen shelf.
Shift + BCreates a Banner for your chosen shelf.

Manipulating Items/SKU’s/Fixtures Shortcuts

You can use the shortcuts in the table below while working on a planogram in the DotActiv software. For a few of the more general shortcuts, you can also use them while floor planning.

EnterOpens the properties screen of the selected object.
EscDeselect all current selections.
DeleteDelete a selected item or fixture.
Ctrl + ZUndo a previous action.
Ctrl + ASelects all (after selecting one item / fixture)
Alt + UpMove a selected shelf up.
Alt + DownMove a selected shelf down.
Shift + SelectSelects objects of that type within a specified range.
Ctrl + DragCreates a copy of a selected object.
Ctrl + SelectKeep adding to selected objects.
Ctrl + UpAdds Y Facings for products.
Ctrl + Down Reduces Y Facings for products.
Ctrl + RightAdd X Facings for products.
Ctrl + LeftReduces X Facings for products.
0Sets the number of facings.
1, 2, 3, 4, … 9Sets the facings to corresponding number of selected products.
Ctrl + CCopy the selected item (in the Product Report).
Ctrl + XCut the selected item (in the Product Report).
Ctrl + VPaste the selected item (in the Product Report).

You can use the below shortcuts while working on either a planogram or floor plan in DotActiv software.

Up Arrow KeyMoves the screen up.
Down Arrow KeyMoves the screen down.
Right Arrow KeyMoves the screen right.
Left Arrow KeyMoves the screen left.
FView the front orientation of your gondola / SKU.
TView the top orientation of your gondola/SKU.
LView the left orientation of your gondola / SKU.
CCentres your screen.
Ctrl + FFits your selection to your screen.
+/=Zooms in on your gondola / floor plan.
Zooms out of your gondola / floor plan.

Please note that if you would like to view the front orientation of your gondola/SKU on a floor plan, the shortcut ‘T’ should be used, instead of ‘F’.

Floor Planning Shortcuts

You can use the shortcuts in the table below while working on a floor plan in the DotActiv software.

Please note that your chosen selection highlights when you use the shortcut. You must click on your floor plan and drag for size for the items to display correctly.

In the GIF below, we’re using the zoom-in shortcut (+/=) and then ‘Shift + G’ to create a new gondola.

Shift + GCreates a new gondola.
Shift + WCreates a CAD Wall.
Shift + LCreates a CAD Line.
Shift + Ctrl + GCreates a CAD Gondola Block.
Shift + NCreates a CAD Gondola Block (By NOD).
Shift + Ctrl + ACreates a CAD Aisle Indicator.
Shift + TCreates a CAD Teller.
Shift + ICreates an Island Fridge.

Good To Know Shortcuts

Ctrl + SSaves your current process.
Ctrl + POpens up the print current view.
Shift + Click on product to drag & dropThis allows you to drag and drop products from one planogram to another.

We highly recommend printing this article out, and keeping it pinned up or close on hand.

Learning these keys will boost both productivity and efficiency in your workday, and provide you with powerful knowledge on how to give you the edge in a fast-paced demanding environment. 

Should any of the shortcuts not work as expected, please create a support ticket.

Updated on January 19, 2021

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