AutoCAD Command Line And Toggle Key Meaning

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AutoCAD Keyboard Layout And Command Line Meaning

Toggle Keys

Toggle General Features

Toggle Key Description
Ctrl+d Toggle coordinate display
Ctrl+g Toggle Grid
Ctrl+e Cycle isometric planes
Ctrl+f Toggle running object snaps
Ctrl+h Toggle Pick Style
Ctrl+Shift+h Toggle Hide pallets
Ctrl+i Toggle Coords
Ctrl+Shift+i Toggle Infer Constraints

Manage Screen

Toggle Key Description
Ctrl+0 (zero) Clean Screen
Ctrl+1 Property Palette
Ctrl+2 Design Center Palette
Ctrl+3 Tool Palette
Ctrl+4 Sheet Set Palette
Ctrl+6 DBConnect Manager
Ctrl+7 Markup Set Manager Palette
Ctrl+8 Quick Calc
Ctrl+9 Command Line

Manage Drawings

Toggle Key Description
Ctrl+n New Drawing
Ctrl+s Save drawing
Ctrl+o Open drawing
Ctrl+p Plot dialog box
Ctrl+Tab Switch to next
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch to previous drawing
Ctrl+PgUp(Page Up) Switch to previous tab in current drawing
Ctrl+PgDn(Page Down) Switch to next tab in current drawing
Ctrl+q Exit
Ctrl+a Select all objects

Toggle Drawing Modes

Toggle Key Description
F1 Display Help
F2 Toggle text screen
F3 Toggle object snap mode
F4 Toggle 3DOsnap
F5 Toggle Isoplane
F6 Toggle Dynamic UCS
F7 Toggle grid mode
F8 Toggle ortho mode
F9 Toggle snap mode
F10 Toggle polar mode
F11 Toggle object snap tracking
F12 Toggle dynamic input mode

Manage Workflow

Toggle Key Description
Ctrl+c Copy object
Ctrl+x Cut object
Ctrl+v Paste object
Ctrl+Shift+c Copy to clipboard with base point
Ctrl+Shift+v Paste data as block
Ctrl+z Undo last action
Ctrl+y Redo last action
ESC Cancel current command

Command Line

One Key

Short Command Full Command Line Description
A ARC Creates an arc.
B BLOCK Creates a block definition from selected objects.
C CIRCLE Creates a circle.
D DIMSTYLE Creates and modifies dimension styles.
E ERASE Removes objects from a drawing.
F FILLET Rounds and fillets the edges of objects.
G GROUP Creates and manages saved sets of objects called groups.
H HATCH Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern
I INSERT Inserts a block or drawing into the current drawing.
J JOIN Joins similar objects to form a single
L LINE Creates straight line segments.
M MOVE Moves objects a specified distance in a specified direction.
O OFFSET Creates concentric circles
P PAN Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.
Q QSAVE Saves the current drawing.
R REDRAW Refreshes the display in the current viewport.
S STRETCH Stretches objects crossed by a selection window or polygon.
T MTEXT Creates a multiline text object.
V VIEW Saves and restores named views
W WBLOCK Writes objects or a block to a new drawing file.
X EXPLODE Breaks a compound object into its component objects.
Z ZOOM Increases or decreases the magnification of the view in the current viewport.

AutoCAD Command line

A

Short Command Full Command Line Description
A ARC Creates an arc.
AA AREA Calculates the area and perimeter of objects or of defined areas.
ADC ADCENTER Manages and inserts content such as blocks xrefs and hatch patterns.
AL ALIGN Aligns objects with other objects in 2D and 3D.
AP APPLOAD Load Application.
AR ARRAY Creates multiple copies of objects in a pattern.
ARR ACTRECORD Starts the Action Recorder.
ARM ACTUSERMESSAGE Inserts a user message into an action macro.
ARU ACTUSERINPUT Pauses for user input in an action macro.
ARS ACTSTOP Stops the Action Recorder and provides the option of saving the recorded actions to an action macro file.
ATI ATTIPEDIT Changes the textual content of an attribute within a block.
ATT ATTDEF Redefines a block and updates associated attributes.
ATE ATTEDIT Changes attribute information in a block.

B

Short Command Full Command Line Description
B BLOCK Creates a block definition from selected objects.
BC BCLOSE Closes the Block Editor.
BE BEDIT Opens the block definition in the Block Editor.
BH HATCH Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern solid fill or gradient fill.
BO BOUNDARY Creates a region or a polyline from an enclosed area.
BR BREAK Breaks the selected object between two points.
BS BSAVE Saves the current block definition.
BVS BVSTATE Creates sets or deletes a visibility state in a dynamic block.

C

Short Command Full Command Line Description
C CIRCLE Creates a circle.
CAM CAMERA Sets a camera and target location to create and save a 3D perspective view of objects.
CBAR CONSTRAINTBAR A toolbar-like UI element that displays the available geometric constraints on an object.
CH PROPERTIES Controls properties of existing objects.
CHA CHAMFER Bevels the edges of objects.
CHK CHECKSTANDARDS Checks the current drawing for standards violations.
CLI COMMANDLINE Displays the Command Line window.
COL COLOR Sets the color for new objects.
CO COPY Copies objects a specified distance in a specified direction.
CT CTABLESTYLE Sets the name of the current table style.
CUB NAVVCUBE Controls the visibility and display properties of the ViewCube tool.
CYL CYLINDER Creates a 3D solid cylinder.

D

Short Command Full Command Line Description
D DIMSTYLE Creates and modifies dimension styles.
DAN DIMANGULAR Creates an angular dimension.
DAR DIMARC Creates an arc length dimension.
DBA DIMBASELINE Creates a linear angular or ordinate dimension from the baseline of the previous or selected dimension.
DBC DBCONNECT Provides an interface to external database tables.
DCE DIMCENTER Creates the center mark or the centerlines of circles and arcs.
DCO DIMCONTINUE Creates a dimension that starts from an extension line of a previously created dimension.
DCON DIMCONSTRAINT Applies dimensional constraints to selected objects or points on objects.
DDA DIMDISASSOCIATE Removes associativity from selected dimensions.
DDI DIMDIAMETER Creates a diameter dimension for a circle or an arc.
DED DIMEDIT Edits dimension text and extension lines.
DI DIST Measures the distance and angle between two points.
DIV DIVIDE Creates evenly spaced point objects or blocks along the length or perimeter of an object.
DJL DIMJOGLINE Adds or removes a jog line on a linear or aligned dimension.
DJO DIMJOGGED Creates jogged dimensions for circles and arcs.
DL DATALINK The Data Link dialog box is displayed.
DLU DATALINKUPDATE Updates data to or from an established external data link.
DO DONUT Creates a filled circle or a wide ring.
DOR DIMORDINATE Creates ordinate dimensions.
DOV DIMOVERRIDE Controls overrides of system variables used in selected dimensions.
DR DRAWORDER Changes the draw order of images and other objects.
DRA DIMRADIUS Creates a radius dimension for a circle or an arc.
DRE DIMREASSOCIATE Associates or re-associates selected dimensions to objects or points on objects.
DRM DRAWINGRECOVERY Displays a list of drawing files that can be recovered after a program or system failure.
DS DSETTINGS Sets grid and snap polar and object snap tracking object snap modes Dynamic Input and Quick Properties.
DT TEXT Creates a single-line text object.
DV DVIEW Defines parallel projection or perspective views by using a camera and target.
DX DATAEXTRACTION Extracts drawing data and merges data from an external source to a data extraction table or external file.

E–F

Short Command Full Command Line Description
E ERASE Removes objects from a drawing.
ED DDEDIT Edits single-line text dimension text attribute definitions and feature control frames.
EL ELLIPSE Creates an ellipse or an elliptical arc.
EPDF EXPORTPDF Exports drawing to PDF.
ER EXTERNALREFERENCES Opens the External References palette.
EX EXTEND Extends objects to meet the edges of other objects.
EXIT QUIT Exits the program.
EXP EXPORT Saves the objects in a drawing to a different file format.
EXT EXTRUDE Extends the dimensions of a 2D object or 3D face into 3D space.
F FILLET Rounds and fillets the edges of objects.
FI FILTER Creates a list of requirements that an object must meet to be included in a selection set.
FS FSMODE Creates a selection set of all objects that touch the selected object.
FSHOT FLATSHOT Creates a 2D representation of all 3D objects based on the current view.

G–H

Short Command Full Command Line Description
G GROUP Creates and manages saved sets of objects called groups.
GCON GEOCONSTRAINT Applies or persists geometric relationships between objects or points on objects.
GD GRADIENT Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a gradient fill.
GEO GEOGRAPHICLOCATION Specifies the geographic location information for a drawing file.
H HATCH Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern solid fill or gradient fill.
HE HATCHEDIT Modifies an existing hatch or fill.
HI HIDE Regenerates a 3D wireframe model with hidden lines suppressed.

I–K

Short Command Full Command Line Description
I INSERT Inserts a block or drawing into the current drawing.
IAD IMAGEADJUST Controls the image display of the brightness contrast and fade values of images.
IAT IMAGEATTACH Inserts a reference to an image file.
ICL IMAGECLIP Crops the display of a selected image to a specified boundary.
ID ID Displays the UCS coordinate values of a specified location.
IM IMAGE Displays the External References palette.
IMP IMPORT Imports files of different formats into the current drawing.
IN INTERSECT Creates a 3D solid surface or 2D region from overlapping solids surfaces or regions.
INF INTERFERE Creates a temporary 3D solid from the interferences between two sets of selected 3D solids.
IO INSERTOBJ Inserts a linked or embedded object.
J JOIN Joins similar objects to form a single unbroken object.
JOG DIMJOGGED Creates jogged dimensions for circles and arcs.

L–M

Short Command Full Command Line Description
L LINE Creates straight line segments.
LA LAYER Manages layers and layer properties.
LAS LAYERSTATE Saves restores and manages named layer states.
LE QLEADER Creates a leader and leader annotation.
LEN LENGTHEN Changes the length of objects and the included angle of arcs.
LESS MESHSMOOTHLESS Decreases the level of smoothness for mesh objects by one level.
LI LIST Displays property data for selected objects.
LO LAYOUT Creates and modifies drawing layout tabs.
LT LINETYPE Loads sets and modifies linetypes.
LTS LTSCALE Changes the scale factor of linetypes for all objects in a drawing.
LW LWEIGHT Sets the current lineweight lineweight display options and lineweight units.
M MOVE Moves objects a specified distance in a specified direction.
MA MATCHPROP Applies the properties of a selected object to other objects.
MAT MATERIALS Shows or hides the Materials window.
ME MEASURE Creates point objects or blocks at measured intervals along the length or perimeter of an object.
MEA MEASUREGEOM Measures the distance radius angle area and volume of selected objects or sequence of points.
MI MIRROR Creates a mirrored copy of selected objects.
ML MLINE Creates multiple parallel lines.
MLA MLEADERALIGN Aligns and spaces selected multileader objects.
MLC MLEADERCOLLECT Organizes selected multileaders that contain blocks into rows or columns and displays the result with a single leader.
MLD MLEADER Creates a multileader object.
MLE MLEADEREDIT Adds leader lines to or removes leader lines from a multileader object.
MLS MLEADERSTYLE Creates and modifies multileader styles.
MO PROPERTIES Controls properties of existing objects.
MORE MESHSMOOTHMORE Increases the level of smoothness for mesh objects by one level.
MS MSPACE Switches from paper space to a model space viewport.
MSM MARKUP Opens the Markup Set Manager.
MT MTEXT Creates a multiline text object.
MV MVIEW Creates and controls layout viewports.

N–O

Short Command Full Command Line Description
NORTH GEOGRAPHICLOCATION Specifies the geographic location information for a drawing file.
NSHOT NEWSHOT Creates a named view with motion that is played back when viewed with ShowMotion.
NVIEW NEWVIEW Creates a named view with no motion.
O OFFSET Creates concentric circles parallel lines and parallel curves.
OP OPTIONS Customizes the program settings.
ORBIT 3DORBIT Rotates the view in 3D space but constrained to horizontal and vertical orbit only.
OS OSNAP Sets running object snap modes.

P

Short Command Full Command Line Description
P PAN Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.
PA PASTESPEC Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing and controls the format of the data.
PAR PARAMETERS Controls the associative parameters used in the drawing.
PARAM BPARAMETER Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.
PATCH SURFPATCH Creates a new surface by fitting a cap over a surface edge that forms a closed loop.
PC POINTCLOUD Provides options to create and attach point cloud files.
PCATTACH POINTCLOUDATTACH Inserts an indexed point cloud file into the current drawing.
PCINDEX POINTCLOUDINDEX Creates an indexed point cloud (PCG or ISD) file from a scan file.
PE PEDIT Edits polylines and 3D polygon meshes.
PL PLINE Creates a 2D polyline.
PO POINT Creates a point object.
POFF HIDEPALETTES Hides currently displayed palettes (including the command line).
POL POLYGON Creates an equilateral closed polyline.
PON SHOWPALETTES Restores the display of hidden palettes.
PR PROPERTIES Displays Properties palette.
PRE PREVIEW Displays the drawing as it will be plotted.
PRINT PLOT Plots a drawing to a plotter printer or file.
PS PSPACE Switches from a model space viewport to paper space.
PSOLID POLYSOLID Creates a 3D wall-like polysolid.
PTW PUBLISHTOWEB Creates HTML pages that include images of selected drawings.
PU PURGE Removes unused items such as block definitions and layers from the drawing.
PYR PYRAMID Creates a 3D solid pyramid.

Q

Short Command Full Command Line Description
QC QUICKCALC Opens the QuickCalc calculator.
QCUI QUICKCUI Displays the Customize User Interface Editor in a collapsed state.
QP QUICKPROPERTIES Displays open drawings and layouts in a drawing in preview images.
Q QSAVE Saves the current drawing.
QVD QVDRAWING Displays open drawings and layouts in a drawing using preview images.
QVDC QVDRAWINGCLOSE Closes preview images of open drawings and layouts in a drawing.
QVL QVLAYOUT Displays preview images of model space and layouts in a drawing.
QVLC QVLAYOUTCLOSE Closes preview images of model space and layouts in the current drawing.

R

Short Command Full Command Line Description
R REDRAW Refreshes the display in the current viewport.
RA REDRAWALL Refreshes the display in all viewports.
RC RENDERCROP Renders a specified rectangular area called a crop window within a viewport.
RE REGEN Regenerates the entire drawing from the current viewport.
REA REGENALL Regenerates the drawing and refreshes all viewports.
REC RECTANG Creates a rectangular polyline.
REG REGION Converts an object that encloses an area into a region object.
REN RENAME Changes the names assigned to items such as layers and dimension styles.
REV REVOLVE Creates a 3D solid or surface by sweeping a 2D object around an axis.
RO ROTATE Rotates objects around a base point.
RP RENDERPRESETS Specifies render presets reusable rendering parameters for rendering an image.
RPR RPREF Displays or hides the Advanced Render Settings palette for access to advanced rendering settings.
RR RENDER Creates a photorealistic or realistically shaded image of a 3D solid or surface model.
RW RENDERWIN Displays the Render window without starting a rendering operation.

S

Short Command Full Command Line Description
S STRETCH Stretches objects crossed by a selection window or polygon.
SC SCALE Enlarges or reduces selected objects keeping the proportions of the object the same after scaling.
SCR SCRIPT Executes a sequence of commands from a script file.
SEC SECTION Uses the intersection of a plane and solids surfaces or mesh to create a region.
SET SETVAR Lists or changes the values of system variables.
SHA SHADEMODE Starts the VSCURRENT command.
SL SLICE Creates new 3D solids and surfaces by slicing or dividing existing objects.
SN SNAP Restricts cursor movement to specified intervals.
SO SOLID Creates solid-filled triangles and quadrilaterals.
SP SPELL Checks spelling in a drawing.
SPE SPLINEDIT Edits a spline or spline-fit polyline.
SPL SPLINE Creates a smooth curve that passes through or near specified points.
SPLANE SECTIONPLANE Creates a section object that acts as a cutting plane through 3D objects.
SPLAY SEQUENCEPLAY Plays named views in one category.
SPLIT MESHSPLIT Splits a mesh face into two faces.
SPE SPLINEDIT Edits a spline or spline-fit polyline.
SSM SHEETSET Opens the Sheet Set Manager.
ST STYLE Creates modifies or specifies text styles.
STA STANDARDS Manages the association of standards files with drawings.
SU SUBTRACT Combines selected 3D solids surfaces or 2D regions by subtraction.

T

Short Command Full Command Line Description
T MTEXT Creates a multiline text object.
TA TABLET Calibrates configures and turns on and off an attached digitizing tablet.
TB TABLE Creates an empty table object.
TEDIT TEXTEDIT Edits a dimensional constraint dimension or text object.
TH THICKNESS Sets the default 3D thickness property when creating 2D geometric objects.
TI TILEMODE Controls whether paper space can be accessed.
TO TOOLBAR Displays hides and customizes toolbars.
TOL TOLERANCE Creates geometric tolerances contained in a feature control frame.
TOR TORUS Creates a donut-shaped 3D solid.
TP TOOLPALETTES Opens the Tool Palettes window.
TR TRIM Trims objects to meet the edges of other objects.
TS TABLESTYLE Creates modifies or specifies table styles.

U–W

UC UCSMAN Manages defined user coordinate systems.
UN UNITS Controls coordinate and angle display formats and precision.
UNHIDE UNISOLATEOBJECTS Displays UNISOLATE objects previously hidden with the ISOLATEOBJECTS or HIDEOBJECTS command.
UNI UNION Unions two solid or two region objects.
V VIEW Saves and restores named views camera views layout views and preset views.
VGO VIEWGO Restores a named view.
VP DDVPOINT Sets the 3D viewing direction.
VPLAY VIEWPLAY Plays the animation associated to a named view.
VS VSCURRENT Sets the visual style in the current viewport.
VSM VISUALSTYLES Creates and modifies visual styles and applies a visual style to a viewport.
W WBLOCK Writes objects or a block to a new drawing file.
WE WEDGE Creates a 3D solid wedge.
WHEEL NAVSWHEEL Displays a wheel that contains a collection of view navigation tools.

X–Z

X EXPLODE Breaks a compound object into its component objects.
XA XATTACH Inserts a DWG file as an external reference (xref).
XB XBIND Binds one or more definitions of named objects in an xref to the current drawing.
XC XCLIP Crops the display of a selected external reference or block reference to a specified boundary.
XL XLINE Creates a line of infinite length.
XR XREF Starts the EXTERNALREFERENCES command.
Z ZOOM Increases or decreases the magnification of the view in the current viewport.
ZEBRA ANALYSISZEBRA Projects stripes onto a 3D model to analyze surface continuity.
ZIP ETRANSMIT Creates a Self-Extracting or Zipped Transmittal Package.

 

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