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Are you in Control or is AutoCAD?

May 29, 2017

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. This post will describe keyboard shortcuts in AutoCAD. We are going to focus on shortcuts that use the CTRL key combination. I have listed the control key combinations below as well as including a link to the AutoCAD keyboard shortcut guide.

Control Keys on the Keyboard

CTRL KEY Combinations in AutoCAD

CTRL+Q = Quit

CTRL+W = Selection Cycling ON/OFF

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 + TAB = Switching between drawings opened

CTRL+1 = PROPERTIES window Open/Close

CTRL+2 = DESIGNCENTER 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 For more keyboard shortcuts check out this handy guide provided by Autodesk. Click on the image to follow the link.

Please see the attached video describing some shortcuts in AutoCAD.

Below find the link to the 150+ AutoCAD keyboard shortcuts. Follow the link and download this useful pdf file to help you in you everyday design work.

Hope you all are well and are enjoying the start to your summer. Be safe and happy….until next month.

Sam


											

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