I would like to place the same building multiple times. For apartments, this is enabled by default, but for other buildings, I have to go through the build menu again.

  • the standard method for games for a long time was 'hold shift whilst placing', I assume this doesn't work. Tried ctrl or alt?
    – Ian
    Commented Mar 8, 2013 at 15:55
  • Yes, none of those work ;(
    – mafu
    Commented Mar 8, 2013 at 21:19

2 Answers 2


Some largely undocumented controls that might be useful, taken from here and here.

  • Last Constructed Building: \
  • Cycle between building variants (e.g. different types of farms): [ and ]
  • Rotate camera: Alt + Arrow keys
  • Zoom in and out: Page Up and Page Down
  • Rotate buildings: < and >
  • Demolish: Delete
  • Last On-Screen Notification: F2
  • Open Almanac: F1
  • Road: R
  • Select Avatar: Backspace
  • Wow, F1 is a livesaver!
    – Drew
    Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 11:40

As a preliminary answer, several buildings are accessible via a keyboard shortcut. For instance, roads can be selected by pressing 'R', garages by 'G'.

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