If you are new to Autocad, in the article below Taimienphi.vn will introduce you Geometric drawing command in Autocad as well as the most basic Autocad keyboard shortcuts.
1. The command to draw geometry in Autocad
+, Command L
This command is used to create simple lines in Autocad drawings.
+, Command C
This command is used to draw circles in Autocad.
+, PL order
This command can be used to create a Polyline in Autocad drawings.
This command is used to draw a rectangle in AutoCAD.
The POL command is used to create a minimum 3-sided polygon and a maximum of 1024 faces.
As its name implies, the ARC command is used to create an arc in Autocad.
The ELLIPSE command in Autocad is used to create ellipses with major and auxiliary axes.
This command is used to create geometry in Autocad.
The CO command is used to copy objects in Autocad.
Use this command to create a rectangle or path array.
This command is used to cut the graphics.
By using this command, we can open the options window, which contains most of the Autocad settings.
This command is used to change the size of an object.
The B command is used to create a block, the properties of the block are determined through the block definition window.
This command is used to insert an existing block or drawing as a block in Autocad.
Use this command to open the text style window, which contains the properties of the default AutoCAD text style.
The X command is used to subdivide objects such as Polylines into simple lines, an array or blocks into simple geometry, etc.
This command is used to add rounded corners to geometric edges, these inner corners are called fillets.
The CHA command is used to add slanted edges to corners, which are called chamferes.
This command is used to open the palette management properties panel – a tool to create and manage layers (layers) in Autocad drawings.
2. Basic Autocad keyboard shortcuts
By using keyboard shortcuts to activate some common actions or commands Autocad. In the next section below, Taimienphi.vn will introduce you to some of the most basic Autocad keyboard shortcuts.
+, Ctrl + N
Use this shortcut to open a new drawing in the Autocad tab.
+, Ctrl + S
Use this shortcut to save the drawing file.
+, Ctrl + Shift + S
Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S to save the drawing as a new file, or in other words this is a shortcut for the Save As command.
+, Ctrl + 0
This shortcut is used to clear the screen, showing only the drawing area and hiding the tabs and palette. Press this shortcut to reset the default Autocad interface.
+, Ctrl + 1
Select the object and press Ctrl + 1 to open the palette, which displays the object’s properties. We can also use this palette to modify most properties of an object.
Another way to open this property sheet is by using the PR command.
+, Ctrl + 2
Use this shortcut to open the central palette containing Autocad blocks, which can be used directly in drawings.
+, Ctrl + 9
This shortcut is used to toggle the visibility of the command line. Suppose for some reason your command line is hidden from the drawing area, just use this shortcut to redisplay the command.
+, Ctrl + C
Select the objects from the drawing, then press Ctrl + C to copy the objects to the clipboard.
+, Ctrl + V
Use this shortcut to paste the copied object into the drawing and retain the original properties.
+, Ctrl + Shift + V
To paste the copied objects as a block, we can use this shortcut. We can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V to create blocks quickly without performing the steps in the block creation window.
+, Ctrl + Z
Use this shortcut to undo the last action in an Autocad drawing. You can use this shortcut repeatedly to undo multiple operations.
+, Ctrl + Y
Use this shortcut to redo the last undo operation you have performed.
+, Ctrl + Tab
This shortcut is used to browse all the tabs in Autocad drawings.
3. Turn off the Status Bar in Autocad
The Status Bar is an important feature on the Autocad user interface, and the toolbar tools are used quite often to make or edit drawings. To turn on and off the icons in the Status Bar, we can use the commands, shortcuts or click on the corresponding icons.
+, F7 key
Use the F7 key to toggle the Status Bar visibility in your drawing area.
+, F9 key
Toggle Snap mode, when Snap mode is enabled, the Autocad cursor will jump to specific points in the drawing area specified in Snap mode.
The default value of this system variable is set to -3, to activate Dynamic Input we must change the system variable to 3. Dynamic Input allows adding dynamic information on the cursor tool.
+, F8 key
Toggle Ortho Mode on. When Ortho Mode is enabled, you can create lines horizontally or vertically.
+, F10 key
Toggle Polar Tracking. If Polar Tracking is enabled, you can create inclines in any angle defined in the Polar Tracking tab.
By converting ISODRAFT, you can enable Isometric in Autocad. You can choose Isoplane Left, Isoplane Top and Isoplane Right. Also if you want you can also switch between different isoplane using the F5 keyboard shortcut. The default value of the ISODRAFT option is orthographic.
+, F11 key
Toggle Object snap tracking. Using this option you can track geometric capture points such as center, midpoint, endpoint, etc. and create geometry with their reference.
+, F3 key
The F3 key is used to enable / disable the Object Snap option. If Object Snap is enabled, you can move the mouse pointer to an exact number of points in the geometry. This option allows you to create accurate Autocad drawings.
This system variable converts the visibility of straight lines in drawings. The default value of LWDISPLAY is OFF, which disables visibility of straight lines. If desired, you can set the value to ON to display straight lines in the drawing area.
This variable allows the user to toggle the display of an object’s transparency. Set the TRANSPARENCYDISPLAY variable value to 1 to show transparency or 0 if you want to make it invisible.
By using this system variable you can select objects that are stacked easily. If the value of the variable is set to 2, the screen will display a stacked icon and the menu contains a list of stacked objects, you can select the required objects from this list.
If this system variable value is set to 1, only the stack icon is displayed. If you want to disable, disable these icons and menus, you can set the variable value to 0.
+, F6 key
Use the F6 key to enable / disable Dynamic UCS. By using Dynamic UCS you can create live geometry or other 3D objects regardless of the location of the UCS.
You can also enable / disable UCS with the UCSDETECT system variable, the values of this system variable can be set to 1 to enable and 0 to disable.
Use this option to open a graphical configuration window, where you can change the settings related to the display and graphics properties of Autocad.
Also we can use 3DCONFIG to open graphical performance window.
Above Taimienphi.vn has just introduced you to the basic drawing commands in Autocad. Hopefully the above article has provided you with useful information about Autocad. Also, if you have any questions or need answers like Move, Copy, Erase, Explode in Autocad, readers can leave your comments in the comment section below the article.