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AutoCAD Shortcut Keys A to Z

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts A Key: A ADC AA AL AP AR ARR ARM ARU ARS ATI ATT ATE ARC ADCENTER AREA ALIGN APPLO ARRAY ACTRECORD ACTUSERMESSAGE ACTUSERINPUT ACTSTOP ATTIPEDIT ATTDEF ATTEDIT Creates an arc Opens design center dialogue box Calculate an area Align an object with another Opens application load dialogue box Creates multiple copies of objects in a pattern Starts the Action Recorder Inserts a user message into an action macro Pauses for user input in an action macro Stops the Action Recorder textual content of an attribute within a block Opens attribute definition dialogue box Changes attribute information in a block

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts B Key: B BC BE BH BO BOX BR BS BVS BLOCK BCLOSE BEDIT HATCH BOUNDARY BOX BREAK BSAVE BVSTATE Creates a block definition from selected objects Closes the Block Editor Opens the block definition in the Block Editor Opens hatch & gradient dialogue box Draw a boundary Draw a cube Break a line by defining two points Saves the current block definition Creates, sets, or deletes a dynamic block

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts C Key: C CAM CBAR CH CHA CHK CLI COL CO CT CUBE CYL CIRCLE CAMERA CONSTRAINTBAR PROPERTIES CHAMFER CHECKSTANDARDS COMMANDLINE COLOR COPY CTABLESTYLE NAVVCUBE CYLINDER Creates a circle Sets a camera and target location A toolbar-like UI element geometric object Controls properties of existing objects Bevels the edges of objects Checks the current drawing for violations Displays the Command Line window Sets the color for new objects Copies objects Sets the name of the current table style Controls the visibility properties display Creates a 3D solid cylinder

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts D Key: D DAN DAR JOG DIMSTYLE DIMANGULAR DIMARC DIMJOGGED Opens dimension style manager dialogue box Creates an angular dimension Creates an arc length dimension Creates jogged dimensions for circles arcs

DBA DBC DCE DCO DCON DDA DDI DED DI DIV DJL DJO DL DLU DO DOR DOV DR DRA DRE DRM DS DT DV DX

DIMBASELINE DBCONNECT DIMCENTER DIMCONTINUE DIMCONSTRAINT DIMDISASSOCIATE DIMDIAMETER DIMEDIT DIST DIVIDE DIMJOGLINE DIMJOGGED DATALINK DATALINKUPDATE DONUT DIMORDINATE DIMOVERRIDE DRAWORDER DIMRADIUS DIMREASSOCIATE DRAWINGRECOVERY DSETTINGS TEXT DVIEW DATAEXTRACTION

Ordinate dimension from baseline of previous dimension Provides an interface to external database tables Creates the centerlines of circles and arcs dimension from 2nd extension line dimension Applies dimensional constraints points on objects Removes associativity from selected dimensions Diameter dimension for circles and arcs Edits dimension text and extension lines Check a distance Inserts point node a set division Adds or removes a jog line on a linear dimension Creates jogged dimensions for circles and arcs The Data Link dialog box is displayed Updates data to or from external data link Creates a filled circle or a wide ring Creates ordinate dimensions Controls overrides of system variables used in selected dimensions Changes the draw order of images and objects Creates a radius dimension for a circle or an arc Associates or re-associates selected dimensions to objects or points on objects Opens drawing recovery dialogue box Opens drafting settings/object snap dialogue Creates a single-line text object Perspective view Extracts drawing data and merges data from data extraction table or external file

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - E Key: E ED EL ER EX EXIT EXP EXT ERASE DDEDIT ELLIPSE EXTERNALREFERENCES EXTEND QUIT EXPORT EXTRUDE Removes objects from a drawing Edit text Creates an ellipse or an elliptical arc Opens the External References palette Extend a selection Exits the program Export file objects in a drawing to a different file format Extrude a face

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - F Key: F FI FIND FRO FSHOT FILLET FILTER FIND FROM FLATSHOT Rounds and fillets the edges of objects Opens filter dialogue box Opens filter dialogue box Snap to an offset distance from an object snap Converts 3D to 2D

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - G Key: G GCON GROUP GEOCONSTRAINT Launches the group dialogue box

Geometric relationships between objects or points on objects

GD GEO

GRADIENT GEOGRAPHICLOCATION

gradient fill geographic location information for drawing file

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - H Key: H HE HI HATCH HATCHEDIT HIDE Opens hatch and gradient dialogue box

Modifies an existing hatch or fill


3D wireframe model with hidden lines suppressed

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - I Key: I IAD IAT ICL IM IMP IN INF IO INSERT IMAGEADJUST IMAGEATTACH IMAGECLIP IMAGE IMPORT INTERSECT INTERFERE INSERTOBJ Insert a block display of the brightness, contrast, and fade values of images Inserts a reference to an image file selected image to a specified boundary Displays the External References palette Imports files of different formats drawing Intersect an object 3D solid from the interferences between two sets of selected 3D solids Inserts a linked or embedded object

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - J Key: J JPGOUT JUSTIFYTEXT JOIN JPGOUT JUSTIFYTEXT Joins two objects to form single object Creates a JPEG file of current drawing Change the justification point without moving text

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - L Key: L LA LAS LE LEN LESS LI LO LT LTS LW LINE LAYER LAYERSTATE QLEADER LENGTHEN MESHSMOOTHLESS LIST LAYOUT LINETYPE LTSCALE LWEIGHT Creates straight line segments

Manages layers and layer properties


Saves restores and manages named layer states Creates a leader and leader annotation Lengthen or shorten a line Level of smoothness for mesh objects by one level Displays property data for selected objects Creates and modifies drawing layout tabs Loads, sets, and modifies linetypes scale factor of linetypes for all objects Sets the current lineweight, lineweight units

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - M Key: M MA MAT ME MOVE MATCHPROP MATERIALS MEASURE Inserts Move an object Match properties of an object Shows or hides the Materials window point node at input distance

MEA MI ML MLA MLC MLD MLE MLS MO MORE MS MSM MT MV

MEASUREREGION MIRROR MLNE MLEADERALIGN MLEADERCOLLECT MLEADER Creates MLEADEREDIT MLEADERSTYLE PROPERTIES MESHSMOOTHMORE MSPACE MARKUP MTEXT MVIEW

Measures the distance, radius, angle, area, and volume of selected objects or sequence of points Creates a mirrored copy of selected objects Creates multiple parallel lines Aligns and spaces selected multileader objects multileaders that contain blocks rows columns, and displays the result with a single leader a multileader object Adds leader lines to, or removes leader lines Creates and modifies multileader styles Controls properties of existing objects level of smoothness for mesh objects by one level Switch to modelspace in viewport Opens the Markup Set Manager Creates a multiline text object Make a viewport in paperspace

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts N Key: NORTH NSHOT NVIEW GEOGRAPHICLOCATION NEWSHOT NEWVIEW geographic location information for a drawing file

Creates a named view with motion that is played back when viewed with ShowMotion
Creates a named view with no motion

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts O Key: O OP ORBIT OS OFFSET OPTIONS 3DORBIT OSNAP Offset an object by distance

Customizes the program settings


Rotates the view in 3D space, but constrained to horizontal and vertical orbit only Sets running object snap modes

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts P Key: P PA PAR PARAM PE PL PO POFF POL PON PRE PRINT PS PSOLID PTW PU PAN PASTESPEC PARAMETERS BPARAMETER PEDIT PLINE POINT HIDEPALETTES POLYGON SHOWPALETTES PREVIEW PLOT PSPACE POLYSOLID PUBLISHTOWEB PURGE Pan in drawing grips to dynamic block definition

Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing


Continues a line parallel to existing Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition Edits polylines and 3D polygon meshes Creates a 2D polyline Creates a point object Hides currently displayed palettes (command line) Creates an equilateral closed polyline Restores the display of hidden palettes Displays the drawing as it will be plotted Plots a drawing to a plotter, printer, or file Switches from a model space viewport paper space Creates a 3D wall-like polysolid Creates HTML pages that include images of selected drawings Opens purge dialogue box to remove unused elements

PYR

PYRAMID

Creates a 3D solid pyramid

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts Q Key: QC QCUI QP QVD QVDC QVL QUICKCALC QUICKCUI QUICKPROPERTIES QVDRAWING QVDRAWINGCLOSE QVLAYOUT Opens the QuickCalc calculator Displays the Customize User Interface Editor in a collapsed state drawings in a drawing in preview images QVLAYOUTCLOSE Closes preview images of open drawings & layouts images of model space and layouts in a drawing

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts R Key: R RA RC RE REA REC REG REN REV RO RP RPR RR RW REDRAW REDRAWALL RENDERCROP REGEN REGENALL RECTANG REGION RENAME REVOLVE ROTATE RENDERPRESETS RPREF RENDER RENDERWIN Refreshes the display in the current viewport

Refreshes the display in all viewports


Renders a specified rectangular area, called a crop window, within a viewport Regenerate the display Regenerates the entire drawing Creates a rectangular polyline Region for shading for example Opens rename dialogue box to rename blocks, layers, etc Revolves an object about an axis Rotates objects around a base point reusable rendering parameters, for rendering an image Opens render preferences dialogue box Open render dialogue box Render window without starting a rendering operation

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts S Key: S SC SCR SEC SET SHA SL SN SO SP SPL SPLANE SPLIT SPE SSM ST STA SU STRETCH SCALE SCRIPT SECTION SETVAR SHADEMODE SLICE SNAP SOLID SPELL SPLINE SECTIONPLANE MESHSPLIT SPLINEDIT SHEETSET STYLE STANDARDS SUBTRACT Stretch an object Scale Enlarges or reduces selected objects Load a script file plane and solids, surfaces, or mesh to create a region Lists or changes the values of system variables Starts the VSCURRENT command 3D solids and surfaces by slicing, or dividing, existing objects Restricts cursor movement to specified intervals Creates solid-filled triangles and quadrilaterals Checks spelling in a drawing Spline or smooth curve along points Creates a section object that acts as a cutting plane through 3D objects Splits a mesh face into two faces Edits a spline or spline-fit polyline Opens the Sheet Set Manager Creates, modifies, or specifies text styles Manages the association files with drawings Combines selected 3D solids, surfaces

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts T Key: T TA TB TEDIT TO TOR TP TR TS MTEXT TABLET TABLE TEXTEDIT TOOLBAR TORUS TOOLPALETTES TRIM TABLESTYLE Creates a multiline text object

Calibrates, configures, and turns on and off an attached digitizing tablet


Creates an empty table object Edits a dimensional constraint, Displays, hides, and customizes Creates a donut-shaped 3D solid Opens the Tool Palettes window Trims objects to meet the edges Creates, modifies, or specifies dimension, text toolbars

of other objects table styles

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts U Key: UC UN UNDO UNI UCSMAN UNITS UNDO UNION Manages defined user coordinate systems Opens units dialogue box Undo last command, gives more options than just typing Union solids

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts V Key: V VGO VP VPLAY VS VSM VIEW VIEWGO DDVPOINT VIEWPLAY VSCURRENT VISUALSTYLES Saves and restores named views Restores a named view Sets the 3D viewing direction Plays the animation associated to a named view Sets the visual style in the current viewport modifies visual styles and applies a visual style to a viewport

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts W Key: W WE WHEEL WBLOCK WEDGE NAVSWHEEL Writes objects or a block to a new drawing file

Creates a 3D solid wedge


Displays a wheel that contains a collection of view navigation tools

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts X Key: X XA XB XC XL XR EXPLODE XATTACH XBIND XCLIP XLINE XREF Explode single entity to component parts

Inserts a DWG file as an external reference (xref)


Opens Xbind dialogue - allows import only of symbols etc Display of a selected external reference or block reference to a specified boundary Creates a line of infinite length Starts the EXTERNALREFERENCES command

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts Z Key: Z ZEBRA ZOOM ANALYSISZEBRA Zoom in display - A=All, E=EXTENTS