CAD Shortcuts A to Z

CAD Shortcuts A to Z

A selection of AutoCAD command shortcuts in an A to Z list. A handy reminder for AutoCAD veterans or useful resource for new users

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Here is collection of AutoCAD® command shortcuts ∞ Scroll down for a comprehensive A to Z download

SHORTCUT COMMAND COMMENT
AA AREA Calculate an area
AL ALIGN Align an object with another
B BLOCK Opens block dialogue box in order to make a block
BR BREAK Break a line by defining 2 points
C CIRCLE Draw a circle
CO COPY Copy an object
DI DIST Check a distance
DO DONUT Draw a solid donut shape
F FILLET Draw an arc between 2 intersecting lines
H HATCH Opens hatch and gradient dialogue box
I INSERT Insert a block

More examples below ∞ Scroll down for a sample of shortcuts from J to P
SHORTCUT COMMAND COMMENT
J JOIN Joins 2 objects to form single object
L LINE Draw a line
LA LAYER Opens layer manager
LT DDLTYPE Opens line type manager
LTS LTSCALE Change the linetype scale
M MOVE Move an object
MA MATCHPROPERTIES Match properties of an object
MI MIRROR Mirror an object
PE POLYEDIT Edit a polyline
PL PLINE Draw a polyline - a complex line
PO POINT Point marker or node - DDPTYPE to change pointstyle
PU PURGE Opens purge dialogue box to remove unused elements

Scroll on down for our sample of shortcuts from R through to Z
SHORTCUT COMMAND COMMENT
RE REGEN Regenerate the display
RO ROTATE Rotate an object
S STRETCH Stretch an object
SC SCALE Scale an object
T MTEXT Multi-line text
U UNDO Undo last command
X EXPLODE Explode single entity to component parts
XR XREF Opens Xref manager dialogue box
Z ZOOM Zoom in display - A=All, E=EXTENTS

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CAD Shortcuts A to Z - last updated 19th March, 2016 by Corny