The keys to using STK and ODTK

Do you know that STK has a ton of keyboard shortcuts? These simple combinations of keystrokes can save you time when using STK. The STK Help has a list of all the keyboard shortcuts that you can print out and keep close at hand when using STK. In addition to these, here are a few more keyboard time savers that I use all the time in STK and ODTK:

  • To rename objects in the Object browser or Reporting tools of STK or ODTK,  select the name and hit F2.
  • In ODTK, access the context-specific help for any property by selecting the property and hitting F1.
  • In STK or ODTK, if you are in a window with a long list of items, such as the Report and Graph Manager, hit the first letter of the word that you are searching for and it will jump you to that part of the list alphabetically.

Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK)

Process tracking data and generate orbit ephemeris with realistic covariance.


The foundation for analyzing and visualizing complex systems in the context of their missions.