- What the heck does this icon represent?
This icon is usually found in the options dialog box and it is used to indicate that a setting is drawing specific. For example, "Retain changes to Xref layers".
- Items in (Parenthesis) help define the command such as:
"Select up slope part in plan (Pipe or Structure):" which means you can select either a Pipe or a Structure for this command.
- When a command has different options, the options will be appear in brackets with capital letters for the hot key such as:
"Specify next point or [Arc/Halfwidth/Length/Undo/Width]:" which means you only have to type A and press enter to change to Arc mode while drawing a pline.
- When you see a value or command in
, that is the default value that will be used if you just press enter. For example:
"Specify view twist angle <0.00>:" Pressing enter at this prompt will default to the value of 0.00.
- Holding shift with ortho OFF, will result in a temporary ortho ON state. Holding shift with ortho ON, will result in a temporary ortho OFF sate.
- Learn those default aliases for common commands such as:
- a (arc)
- c (circle)
- co (copy)
- l (line)
- li (list)
- m (move)
- mt (mtext)
- op (options)
- rea (regenall)
- ro (rotate)
- pe (pedit)
- pl (polyline)
- rec (rectangle)
- spl (spline)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Become an AutoCAD Power User #1
Here's a few tips and tricks for AutoCAD users: