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    Auto-CAD Shortcut Keys

    Shortcut Keys for some common commands in Auto-CAD Drawing:

    To Perform
    Command
    Shortcut
    Draw an arc with 3 points
    ARC
    A
    Calculate the area
    AREA
    AA
    Align an object with another
    ALIGN
    AL
    Opens application load dialogue box
    APPLOAD
    AP
    Make multiple copies of an object
    ARRAY
    AR
    Opens Ariel view of drawing
    DSVIEWER
    AV
    Opens attribute definition dialogue box
    ATTDEF
    ATT
    Audit drawing for errors
    AUDIT
    AUDIT
    Edit attribute values for a specific block
    ATTEDIT
    ATTEDIT
    Opens block dialogue box in order to make a block
    BLOCK
    B
    Closes the block editor
    BCLOSE
    BC
    Opens the edit block definition dialogue box
    BEDIT
    BE
    Opens block attribute manager
    BATTMAN
    BATTMAN
    Displays attribute order dialogue box
    BATTORDER
    BATTORDER
    Counts the blocks in a drawing
    BCOUNT
    BCOUNT
    Draw a boundary
    BOUNDARY
    BO
    Break a line by defining 2 points
    BREAK
    BR
    Draw a circle
    CIRCLE
    C
    Copy object
    COPY
    CO or CP
    Chamfer between 2 non-parallel lines
    CHAMFER
    CHA
    Opens select colour dialogue box
    COLOR
    COL
    Copy object from one layer to another
    COPYTOLAYER
    COPYTOLAYER
    Opens dimension style manager
    DIMSTYLE
    D
    Opens design centre
    ADCENTER
    DC
    Calculate a distance and angle
    DIST
    DI
    Draw a solid donut shape
    DONUT
    DO
    Single line text
    TEXT
    DT
    Inserts point node a set division
    DIVIDE
    DIV
    Opens point style dialogue box
    DDPTYPE
    DDPTYPE
    Erase selection
    ERASE
    E
    Draw an ellipse
    ELLIPSE
    EL
    Extend a line to meet another
    EXTEND
    EX
    Enhanced attribute extraction wizard to count blocks
    EATTEXT
    EATTEXT
    Draw an arc between 2 intersecting lines
    FILLET
    F
    Converts 3D to 2D
    FLATTEN
    FLATTEN
    Opens object grouping dialogue
    GROUP
    G
    Global attribute edit of multiple blocks
    GATTE
    GATTE
    Opens hatch and gradient dialogue box
    HATCH
    H
    Opens insert dialogue to insert a block
    INSERT
    I
    Insert a block by name
    INSERT
    -I
    Display the co-ordinate values of a point
    ID
    ID
    Launches image manager
    IMAGE
    IM
    Joins 2 objects to form single object
    JOIN
    J
    Creates a JPEG file of current drawing
    JPGOUT
    JPGOUT
    Draw a line
    LINE
    L
    Opens layer manager
    LAYER
    LA
    Draw a leader line
    QLEADER
    LE
    Display information about objects in a text window
    LIST
    LI or LS
    Creates a new layout tab
    LAYOUT
    LO
    Change the line type scale
    LTS scale
    LTS
    Lengthen or shorten a line
    LENGTHEN
    LEN
    Leader line with annotation
    LEADER
    LEAD
    Change objects to current layer
    LAYERCURRENT
    LAYCUR
    Delete a layer by selecting object
    LAYERDELETE
    LAYDEL
    Freeze a layer by selecting object
    LAYERFREEZE
    LAYFRZ
    Isolates a layer by selecting object
    LAYERISOLATE
    LAYISO
    Lock a layer by selecting object
    LAYERLOCK
    LAYLCK
    Match properties of a layer
    LAYERMATCH
    LAYMCH
    Moves objects from first layer to second and deletes first
    LAYERMERGE
    LAYMRG
    Switches a layer off
    LAYEROFF
    LAYOFF
    Switches all layers on except frozen layers
    LAYERON
    LAYON
    Restores previous layer state
    LAYERPREVIOUS
    LAYERP
    Thaws all layers
    LAYTHW
    LAYTHW
    Walk through layers
    LAYERWALK
    LAYWALK
    Access Layer manager to save and restore layer states
    LMAN
    LMAN
    Move an object
    MOVE
    M
    Match properties of an object
    MATCHPROPERTIES
    MA
    Inserts point node at input distance
    MEASURE
    ME
    Mirror an object
    MIRROR
    MI
    Draw multi lines
    MLINE
    ML
    Insert block in rectangular array
    MINSERT
    MINSERT
    Calculate the region/mass properties of a solid
    MASSPROP
    MASSPROP
    Offset an object by distance
    OFFSET
    O
    Launches options dialogue box
    OPTIONS
    OP
    Pan in drawing
    PAN
    P
    Edit a poly line
    POLYEDIT
    PE
    Draw a poly line - a complex line
    PLINE
    PL
    Point marker or node
    POINT
    PO
    Draw a regular polygon 3 to 1024 sides
    POLYGON
    POL
    Opens properties dialogue box
    PROPERTIES
    PR
    Opens purge dialogue box to remove unused elements
    PURGE
    PU
    Preview a plot
    PREVIEW
    PRE
    Opens plot/print dialogue box
    PLOT
    PLOT
    Rotate an object
    ROTATE
    RO
    Construction line in one direction
    RAY
    RAY
    Draw a rectangle
    RECTANG
    REC
    Region - for example, shading
    REGION
    REG
    Edit a block reference in place
    REFEDIT
    REFEDIT
    Opens rename dialogue box to rename blocks, layers, etc
    RENAME
    REN
    Revision cloud - note can select a poly line
    REVCLOUD
    REVCLOUD
    Stretch an object
    STRETCH
    S
    Scale an object
    SCALE
    SC
    Spell check a selection - ALL to check entire drawing
    SPELL
    SP
    Spline or smooth curve along points
    SPLINE
    SPL
    Multi-line text
    MTEXT
    T
    Opens insert a table dialogue box
    TABLE
    TB
    Trim objects
    TRIM
    TR
    Displays tool palette
    TOOLPALETTES
    TP
    Undo last command
    UNDO
    U
    Opens units dialogue box
    UNITS
    UN
    Opens view dialogue box
    VIEW
    V
    Write a block - for use in other drawings
    WBLOCK
    W
    Masks part of drawing for clarity
    WIPEOUT
    WIPEOUT
    Displays who has a drawing open
    WHOHAS
    WHOHAS
    Explode single entity to component parts
    EXPLODE
    X
    Opens x-reference manager
    XREF
    XR
    Construction line of infinite length
    XLINE
    XL
    Lists type/block name/layer name/colour/line type of a nested object in a block or an xref
    XLIST
    XLIST
    Zoom in display - A=All, E=EXTENTS, W=WINDOW
    ZOOM
    Z

    Shortcut Keys - Object Selection - use with editing commands:

    To Perform
    Command
    Shortcut
    Adds each successive object, switches from remove
    ADD
    A
    All objects on thawed layers
    ALL
    ALL
    Objects touched or enclosed by window - Move right to left
    CROSSING
    C
    Objects touching or enclosed by selection polygon
    CPOLYGON
    CP
    Objects touch by single selection fence
    FENCE
    F
    Opens object grouping dialogue - use with copy/move/etc
    GROUP
    G
    Most recently created visible object
    LAST
    L
    Most recent selection set
    PREVIOUS
    P
    Objects to remove from selection set
    REMOVE
    R
    Change the snap angle from default 0°
    SNAPANGLE
    SNAPANG
    Objects enclosed by window - Move left to right
    WINDOW
    W
    Objects within a window polygon
    WPOLYGON
    WP
    To deselect an object
    SHIFT+LEFT MOUSE BUTTON


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