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 & CommandsUses
LIt can be used for making simple lines in the drawing.
CIt is the command used for making a circle in AutoCAD.
PLThis command can be used to make a Polyline in your drawing.
RECThis command will make a rectangle in AutoCAD.
POLThis command can be used to make a polygon with minimum of 3 sides and a maximum of 1024 sides.
ARCAs the name suggests, this command can be used to make an arc in AutoCAD.
ELLIPSEAs the name suggests, this command can be used to make an ellipse with the major and minor axis.
REGThis command can be used to make a region geometry in AutoCAD.
COThis command is used to copy object(s) in AutoCAD.
ARRAYUsing this command you can make Rectangular, polar or Path array.
TRThis command is used for trimming a geometry.
OPUsing this command you can open options window which contains most of the settings of AutoCAD.
SCThis command is used to change the scale of an object.
BThis command is used for creating a block, the properties of the block can be defined using the block definition window.
IThis command can be used to insert an existing block or a drawing as a block in AutoCAD.
STUsing this command you can open text style window which controls properties of the default AutoCAD text style.
XThis command can be used to explode objects like Polyline to simple lines, an array or a block to a simple geometry etc.
FThis command can be used to add rounded corners to the sharp edges of the geometry, these round corners are also called fillets.
CHAThis command can be used to add slant edges to the sharp corners, these slant edges are also called chamfers.
LAThis 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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