The Function keys can be used to quickly control several critical AutoCAD settings, and are great time-savers …
One of my favorite speed tips for CAD users who want to be more efficient is: Notice which actions you repeat . . .
AutoCAD is a great application, but it has some usability roadblocks that continue to frustrate us. Here is my list of top 10 annoyances in using AutoCAD . . .
Disabling the Irksome F1 Key
Disabling the F1 key in AutoCAD avoids accidentally opening the Help feature when trying to hit the ESCAPE key, eliminating a common irritation. Here’s how to re-map the F1 key to a “harmless” function . . .
A great time-saving AutoCAD tool that is under-appreciated is Quick Select. With this tool you can select all objects having a property that you specify, and the options for specifying that property are practically endless. Quick Select works on . . .
When you find yourself doing lots of panning and zooming, you may be able to save time by splitting your screen into two or more panes. There are two basic ways to use the split screen. The first . . .
Did you know that the SHIFT key can be used to temporarily turn Ortho mode on and off? Here’s how…
Today’s AutoCAD tip is to always maximize your AutoCAD window so that it completely fills the monitor screen. I recommend that you do this, or verify that it is automatically done, immediately each time you open AutoCAD.