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.
A “key” part of the AutoCAD user’s hardware, and a vital part of the CAD interface, is the keyboard. The computer keyboard is, in many ways, an archaic piece of equipment. Look at it and you can almost imagine little steel levers coming down from the underside of each key, like in the antique Remington typewriters.
This map of the AutoCAD interface from the Autodesk website is a good reference when we talk about the various parts of the screen.