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by Jeremy Gerdes, August 12, 2021

AutoCAD Great Features to Improve Efficiency

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In this blog, we will go over some AutoCAD tips and tricks to help you improve your drawings and improve your efficiency. Use the following commands & features in AutoCAD to make it easier for you to get your work done.

AutoCAD Features to Improve Efficiency

OOPS (Command)

OOPS command restores objects erased by the last ERASE command. It works better than CTRL-Z in that it undoes the previous erase command without affecting any work done since the erase.

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OVERKILL (Command)

This is the command that removes duplicate or overlapping lines, arcs, and polylines. Moreover, it is used to combine those that are partially overlapping or contiguous.

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PURGE (Command)

You now can use PURGE command to remove unused items such as block definitions and layers, from the drawing.

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TIME (Command)

TIME command displays information such as last update, creation date, edit times and other statistics pertaining to your current drawing. It is revised whenever you save the drawing files.

SPELL (Command)

AutoCAD 2021 launched a command that can help check the spelling. SPELL command is for checking whether your spellings are correct or not.

MULTIPLE (Command)

On the command line, press Enter key and then enter the name of the command which you want to repeat for example type C for circle and press enter, now make a circle. Once your circle is completed AutoCAD will not exit circle command and it will be ready for making another circle. To exit this loop press ESC key Space bar repeat.

Properties Search Features

Properties feature is used to quickly select the objects of certain types. You can use the Properties drop down dialog box.

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Quick Measure

Use Quick Measure when you want to measure something, but do not want to interrupt your workflow using the interactive measure command.

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Floating drawing windows

What’s new in AutoCAD 2022 new features is the ability to drag a drawing file tab off the AutoCAD application window. This would make it a floating window.

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Shift – Right Click

When you want to specify running objects snaps, you don’t have to manually type such keys as END, MID, etc. anymore. Using Shift- Right Click features can snap overrides.

TRIM Command

In AutoCAD, with this command, you can select the object to trim and shift-select to extend.

Autosave

To save a drawing automatically, set up different save time (in minutes).

SAVEALL (Express Tool)

This tool will save every drawing you have open. It is ideal for quickly getting all your work saved when you must leave the office in a hurry.

CLOSEALL (Command)

All it does is close any drawings you have open in the software.

Classic Workspace

To display the menu, click Quick Access Toolbar drop-down > Show Menu Bar.

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To hide the ribbon, click Tools menu > Palettes > Ribbon.

Note: Make sure you have a drawing open, so the Tools menu is included

To display the toolbars, you require:

  1. Click Tools menu > Toolbars and select the required toolbar.

 

In general

The commands and tools that we introduce here are easy to use and helpful in getting work done efficiently.

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