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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