Top 50 AutoCAD Shortcut Keys (Excel-PDF)

If you are an engineer or you are just starting to pursue your engineering degree, you must know about AutoCAD. It is in the computer-aided drafting software program. This software gives a variety of solutions. From designing computer chips to building bridges. This software provides all the solutions. You can create 2D and 3D designs for architecture, construction, and manufacturing.  The full form of AutoCAD is “Automatic Computer-Aided Design”. The files in this software have the extension of .dwg. AutoCAD is also called a drafting application. Professionals that work on this software are called drafters. This application was developed and marketed by Autodesk in 1982. In 2010 a new version of AutoCAD has released named AutoCAD 360.

History of AutoCAD

AutoCAD was released in 1977 under the name Interact CAD. Earlier Autodesk documents were used to refer to as MicroSD. Autodesk released its first version in 1982. Till now 33 versions are released for Windows operating system.

System Requirements for AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a heavy application it handles multiple things like 2D and 3D designing for architecture, civil engineering, manufacturing, and computers. The computer system must run smoothly. To run AutoCAD you would also require multi-tasking that’s why you need a high-end computer system. With such a system you can do all the tasks without any obstruction. MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar, Razer Blade, HP ZBook 17 G3, HP ZBook Studio G3, HP Spectre Pro 13 G1, Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga, Lenovo ThinkPad P70, and MSI WT72 6QK are some of the high-end systems.

How to learn AutoCAD

There are a lot of employment opportunities available if you have a thorough knowledge of AutoCAD software. You can learn the basics of this software from Youtube. For better learning, you must join some professional institute. You can get a required certification that is essential for further employment. You can find some of the courses as-

  • Introductory AutoCAD Course
  • Intermediate AutoCAD Course
  • Advanced AutoCAD Course
  • Graphic Designing in AutoCAD

Some Of The Most Favorite Topics Of Engineers Of AutoCAD

3D sketches and Boolean operations, 3D parts, UCS, Boolean operation, Solid Editing, Creating & Editing Text, Equations, Design Table & Configurations, Introduction, Walls, Flanges, Bending, Design Centre & Tool Palettes, Inquiry tools & Parametric Drafting, Surface Creation & Modification tools, Sketch Visualization & Sketch Analysis, Drafting Settings, Dimensions & Dimension Styles, Geometry & Dimensional Constraints, Sketch Entities & Sketch Tools, Block, W-block, and X-attach & X-Ref, etc.

In this article, we have given you some shortcut keys that will help you improve your work and save you time. For now, you can also download the shortcut keys in PDF or Excel files from the download button below for your future reference.

AutoCAD Shortcuts & Hotkey Guide

Toggles and Screen Management

1.Manage Screen:

Clean Screen Ctrl+0 (zero)
Property Palette Ctrl+1
Design Centre Palette Ctrl+2
Tool Palette Ctrl+3
Sheet Set Palette Ctrl+4
DBConnect Manager Ctrl+6
Markup Set Manager Palette Ctrl+7
Quick Calc Ctrl+8
Command Line Ctrl+9

2.Manage Drawings:

New Drawing Ctrl+N
Save drawing Ctrl+S
Open drawing Ctrl+O
Plot dialog box Ctrl+P
Switch to next Ctrl+Tab
Switch to previous drawing Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Switch to previous tab in current drawing Ctrl+Page Up
Switch to next tab in current drawing Ctrl+Page Down
Exit Ctrl+Q
Select all objects Ctrl+A

3.Toggle Drawing Modes:

Display Help F1
Toggle text screen F2
Toggle object snap mode F3
Toggle 3DOsnap F4
Toggle Isoplane F5
Toggle Dynamic UCS F6
Toggle grid mode F7
Toggle ortho mode F8
Toggle snap mode F9
Toggle polar mode F10
Toggle object snap tracking F11
Toggle dynamic input mode F12

4.Manage Workflow:

Copy object Ctrl+C
Cut object Ctrl+X
Paste object Ctrl+V
Copy to clipboard with base point Ctrl+Shift+C
Paste data as block Ctrl+Shift+V
Undo last action Ctrl+Z
Redo last action Ctrl+Y
Cancel current command (or ctrl+\) Ctrl+[
Cancel current command ESC

5.Toggle General Features:

Toggle coordinate display Ctrl+E
Toggle Grid Ctrl+G
Cycle isometric planes Ctrl+E
Toggle running object snaps Ctrl+F
Toggle Pick Style Ctrl+H
Toggle Hide pallets Ctrl+Shift+H
Toggle Coords Ctrl+I
Toggle Infer Constraints Ctrl+Shift+I

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