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Are you in Control?

October 7, 2012

Being a long time user of AutoCAD I am a keyboard person; shortcuts, ctrl keys, and macros are some of my favorite settings to customize and use during the design process.

CTRL KEY Combinations in AutoCAD

CTRL+Q = Quit
CTRL+W = Object Snap Tracking ON/OFF
CTRL+W = When SNAPSTYL is on ISOPLANE changes to TOP/RIGHT/LEFT (F5 is the alternate Button)
CTRL+T = Calibrate the TABLET before turning it ON (F4 is the alternate Button)
CTRL+U = Polar angle ON/OFF
CTRL+O = OPEN
CTRL+P = PRINT/PLOT
CTRL+A = Selecting all Entities in the drawing even under Layer OFF mode ( But not under Freeze mode )
CTRL+S = Quick save the file.
CTRL+D = Coordinate Display (CORDS) ON/OFF (F6 is the alternate Button)
CTRL+F = OSNAP ON/OFF (F3 is the alternate Button)
CTRL+G = GRID ON/OFF (F7 is the alternate Button)
CTRL+H = PICKSTYLE variable ON/OFF
CTRL+J & CTRL+M = Repeats last Command
CTRL+K = HYPERLINK
CTRL+L = ORTHO ON/OFF (F8 is the alternate Button)
CTRL+Z = Undo a single action
CTRL+X = CUTCLIP
CTRL+C = COPYCLIP
CTRL+V = PASTELCLIP
CTRL+B = SNAP ON/OFF
CTRL+N = NEW
CTRL+ \ = *CANCEL* (Same as ESC)
CTRL + TAB = Switching between drawings opened
CTRL+1 = PROPERTIES window Open/Close
CTRL+2 = DESIGN CENTRE window Open/Close
CTRL+3 = TOOL PALETTE window Open/Close
CTRL+4 = SHEETSET window Open/Close
CTRL+5 = INFOPALETTE (ASSIST) window Open/Close
CTRL+6 = DBCONNECT window Open/Close
CTRL+7 = MARKUP window Open/Close
CTRL+0 = Clean Screen (Hiding All Tool bars) – good for Presentations

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