If you are reading this blog post, that probably means you are trying to be more efficient using Autocad, save time using shortcuts, and looking like a pro if someone is watching you work.
You came to the right place! I will share with you my top Autocad shortcuts that I use all the time while drafting & creating projects.
These shortcuts work for both Autocad – Windows version & Autocad – Mac version. I tried them all and promise they work.
For Mac users, you are welcome to use the Command button instead of Ctrl – I found myself using that VS using Ctrl button.
File Commands (For both Windows & Mac Users)
|New Drawing||Ctrl + N|
|Save||Ctrl + S|
|Save As ||Ctrl + Shift + S|
|Print||Ctrl + P|
|Undo||Ctrl + Z|
Navigation Commands (the ones that matter):
|Polyline||P + L|
|Ellipse||E + L |
|Spline||S + P + L |
|Ray||R + A + Y |
|Revision Cloud||R + E + V + C|
|Copy||C + O|
|Rotate||R + O|
|Mirror||M + I|
|Trim||T + R|
|Extend||E + X|
|Array||A + R|
|Break||B + R|
|Block Edit||B + E|
|Text Edit||T + E|
|Text style ||STYLE|
|Dimension Linear||D + I + M + L + I + N|
|Dimension Aligned||D + I + M + A + L|
|Overkill||O + V + E + R|
|Purge||P + U + R|
Fuuf! That makes the list – honestly, that wasn’t exactly 50 commands but well, these are definitely the main commands you should definitely use all the time. 🙂
Did you know you can customize the shortcuts in Autocad? You can head to “Alias Edit” to do just that! Check out the video below to learn how to do it: