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    Auto CAD Shortcut Keys

    Shortcut Keys for Dimensioning in Auto-CAD:


    To Perform
    Command
    Shortcut
    Displays the calculator
    QUICKCALC
    CTRL+8
    Opens dimension style manager dialogue box
    DIMSTYLE
    D
    Aligned linear dimension line
    DIMALIGNED
    DAL
    Angular dimension line
    DIMANGULAR
    DAN
    Arc length dimension
    DIMARC
    DAR
    Ordinate dimension from baseline of previous dimension
    DIMBASELINE
    DBA
    Ordinate dimension from 2nd extension line of previous dimension
    DIMCONTINUE
    DCO
    Diameter dimension for circles and arcs
    DIMDIAMETER
    DDI
    Edit dimension text on dimension objects
    DIMEDIT
    DED
    Check a distance
    DIST
    DI
    Creates centre mark
    DIMCENTER
    DIMCENTER
    Linear dimension
    DIMLINEAR
    DLI
    Ordinate point dimension
    DIMORDINATE
    DOR
    Override dimension style
    DIMOVERRIDE
    DOV
    Radial dimension for circles and arcs
    DIMRADIUS
    DRA
    Display the co-ordinate values of a point
    ID
    ID
    Opens drawing units dialogue box
    UNITS
    UN



    Shortcut Keys for TEXT in Auto-CAD Drawing:

    To Perform
    Command
    Shortcut
    Single line dynamic text - Justify/Align to fit within text line
    DTEXT
    DT
    Edit text
    DDEDIT
    ED
    Opens find and replace dialogue box
    FIND
    FIND
    Change the justification point without moving text
    JUSTIFYTEXT
    JUSTIFYTEXT
    Mirrtext 0 to turn off
    T MIRRTEXT
    MIRRTEX
    Scales text without moving the text insertion point
    SCALETEXT
    SCALETEXT
    Performs spell check - ALL checks all text in drawing
    SPELLCHECK
    SPELL
    Opens text style dialogue box
    STYLE
    ST
    Multiline/paragraph text
    MTEXT
    T or MT
    Places circle, slot, or rectangle around each selected text object
    TCIRCLE
    TCIRCLE
    Single line dynamic text
    DTEXT
    TEXT
    Stretches/shrinks text by selecting new start and/or end points
    TEXTFIT
    TEXTFIT
    Rotates text, mtext, and attribute definition objects
    TORIENT
    TORIENT
    Converts DTEXT to MTEXT
    TXT2MTXT
    TXT2MTXT
    Masks part of drawing for clarity
    WIPEOUT
    WIPEOUT
    Diameter dimensioning symbol
    Ø
    %%C
    Degrees symbol
    °
    %%D
    Toggles over score mode on/off
    OVERSCORE
    %%O
    Plus/minus symbol
    ±
    %%P
    Toggles underscore on/off
    UNDERSCORE
    %%U
    To fit or align text in a defined area use DTEXT and select JUSTIFY/ALIGN or FIT – very useful if text is enclosed by a rectangle/ circle/etc.



    Shortcut Keys for Object SNAP – OSNAP:

    To Perform
    Command
    Shortcut
    Switches OSNAP on/off
    OSNAP
    F3
    Turns snap on/off
    SNAP
    F9 or CTRL+B
    Turns object snap tracking on/off
    OSNAP TRACK
    F11 or CTRL+W
    Apparent intersection of 2 objects
    APPARENT INT
    APP
    Snap to centre point
    CEN of
    CEN
    Opens drafting settings/object snap dialogue
    DDOSNAP
    DS
    Snap to end of line etc
    ENDPOINT
    END
    Extends lines beyond endpoint
    EXTENSION
    EXT
    Snap to an offset distance from an object snap
    FROM
    FRO
    Snap to insertion point of text or block
    INSERTION
    INS
    Snap to intersection of lines, circles, arcs
    INTERSECTION
    INT
    Snap to midpoint of line etc
    MIDPOINT
    MID
    Snap near to an object
    NEAREST
    NEA
    Snap to point node
    NODE
    NOD
    Turns off object snap modes
    NONE
    NON
    Continues a line parallel to existing
    PARALLEL
    PAR
    Snap to perpendicular of line etc
    PERPENDICULAR
    PER
    Snap to quadrant of circle, arc, ellipse
    QUADRANT
    QUA
    Snap to tangent of circle, arc, ellipse
    TANGENT
    TAN
    Locate points without drawing lines
    TRACK
    TK
    Temporary tracking point
    TT
    TT
    Cycle through OSNAP points.
    TAB
    To reveal OSNAP options
    SHIFT+RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON


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