20 AutoCAD Commands And Shortcuts You Should Know

Today, you will see some of the AutoCAD Commands and shortcuts which you should know as an AutoCAD user. Some of the commands in this list are very basic which are used very frequently and also there are commands and tools which are not often used despite their great features. Since the introduction of AutoCAD, the one input method that’s remained constant is typing into the command line.

20 AutoCAD Commands And Shortcuts

The following table lists useful keyboard shortcuts for AutoCAD.

Shortcut & Commands Uses
L It can be used for making simple lines in the drawing.
C It is the command used for making a circle in AutoCAD.
PL This command can be used to make a Polyline in your drawing.
REC This command will make a rectangle in AutoCAD.
POL This command can be used to make a polygon with minimum of 3 sides and a maximum of 1024 sides.
ARC As the name suggests, this command can be used to make an arc in AutoCAD.
ELLIPSE As the name suggests, this command can be used to make an ellipse with the major and minor axis.
REG This command can be used to make a region geometry in AutoCAD.
CO This command is used to copy object(s) in AutoCAD.
ARRAY Using this command you can make Rectangular, polar or Path array.
TR This command is used for trimming a geometry.
OP Using this command you can open options window which contains most of the settings of AutoCAD.
SC This command is used to change the scale of an object.
B This command is used for creating a block, the properties of the block can be defined using the block definition window.
I This command can be used to insert an existing block or a drawing as a block in AutoCAD.
ST Using this command you can open text style window which controls properties of the default AutoCAD text style.
X This command can be used to explode objects like Polyline to simple lines, an array or a block to a simple geometry etc.
F This command can be used to add rounded corners to the sharp edges of the geometry, these round corners are also called fillets.
CHA This command can be used to add slant edges to the sharp corners, these slant edges are also called chamfers.
LA This command can be used to open layer properties manage palette which is a tool for creating and managing layers in a drawing.

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