AutoCAD Keyboard Commands and Hotkeys

AutoCAD Keyboard Commands

Learning how to use AutoCAD keyboard commands can help you work faster and improve your efficiency. This article lists the abbreviated commands that can be used in AutoCAD (Toolbox).

Toggle General Features

Toggle Grid
Cycle isometric planes
Toggle running object snaps
Toggle Pick Style
Toggle Hide pallets
Toggle Coords
Toggle Infer Constraints

Manage Screen

Ctrl+0 (zero)
Clean Screen
Property Palette
Design Center Palette
Tool Palette
Sheet Set Palette
DBConnect Manager
Markup Set Manager Palette
Quick Calc
Command Line

Manage Drawings

New Drawing
Save drawing
Open drawing
Plot dialog box
Switch to next
Switch to the previous drawing
Ctrl+Page Up
Switch to the previous tab in the current drawing
Ctrl+Page Down
Switch to the next tab in the current drawing
Save drawing as

Toggle Drawing Modes

Display Help
Toggle text screen
Toggle object snap mode
Toggle 3DOsnap
Toggle Isoplane
Toggle Dynamic UCS
Toggle grid mode
Toggle ortho mode
Toggle snap mode
Toggle polar mode
Toggle object snap tracking
Toggle dynamic input mode

Manage Workflow

Select all objects
Copy object
Insert hyperlink
Cut object
Paste object
Copy to clipboard with a base point
Paste data as a block
Undo the last action
Redo the last action
Cancel current command (or ctrl+\)
Cancel current command


3DALIGN (Command)

Aligns objects with other objects in 2D and 3D.

3DARRAY (Command)

Creates nonassociative, 3D rectangular or polar arrays.

3DCLIP (Command)

Opens the Adjust Clipping Planes window, where you can specify what portions of a 3D model to display.

3DCORBIT (Command)

Rotates the view in 3D space with continuous motion.

3DDISTANCE (Command)

Starts the interactive 3D view and makes objects appear closer or farther away.

3DDWF (Command)

Creates a 3D DWF or 3D DWFx file of your 3D model and displays it in the DWF Viewer.

3DEDITBAR (Command)

Reshapes splines and NURBS surfaces, including their tangency properties.

3DFACE (Command)

Creates a three-sided or four-sided surface in 3D space.

3DFLY (Command)

Changes the 3D view in a drawing interactively to create the appearance of flying through the model.

3DFORBIT (Command)

Rotates the view in 3D space without constraining roll.

3DMESH (Command)

Creates a free-form polygon mesh.

3DMOVE (Command)

In a 3D view, displays the 3D Move gizmo to aid in moving 3D objects a specified distance in a specified direction.

3DORBIT (Command)

Provides interactive viewing in 3D with the mouse. Right-click to display viewing options.

3DORBITCTR (Command)

Sets a specific center of rotation in 3D Orbit view.

3DOSNAP (Command)

Sets the object snap modes for 3D objects.

3DPAN (Command)

When a drawing is in a Perspective view, starts the interactive 3D view and enables you to drag the view horizontally and vertically.

3DPOLY (Command)

Creates a 3D polyline.

3DPRINT (Command)

Sends a 3D model to Autodesk Print Studio.


Sends a 3D model to a 3D printing service.

3DROTATE (Command)

In a 3D view, displays the 3D Rotate gizmo to aid in revolving 3D objects around a base point.

3DSCALE (Command)

In a 3D view, displays the 3D Scale gizmo to aid in resizing 3D objects.

3DSIN (Command)

Imports a 3ds Max (3DS) file.

3DSWIVEL (Command)

Changes the target of the view in the direction that you drag.

3DWALK (Command)

Changes the 3D view in a drawing interactively to create the appearance of walking through the model.

3DZOOM (Command)

Zooms in and out in a perspective view.


ABOUT (Command)

Displays information about your product.

ACADINFO (Express Tool)

Creates a file that stores information about your AutoCAD installation and current setup.

ACISIN (Command)

Imports an ACIS (SAT) file and creates 3D solid, body, or region objects.

ACISOUT (Command)

Exports 3D solid, region, or body objects to an ACIS file.


Inserts a base point or base point prompt in an action macro.


Manages action macro files.


Starts the recording an action macro.

ACTSTOP (Command)

Stops the Action Recorder and provides the option of saving the recorded actions to an action macro file.


Pauses for user input in an action macro.


Inserts a user message into an action macro.

ADCCLOSE (Command)

Closes DesignCenter.

ADCENTER (Command)

Manages and inserts content such as blocks, xrefs, and hatch patterns.


Loads a specified drawing file, folder, or network path in the DesignCenter Folders tab.


Creates a new object of the same type and general properties as a selected object, but with different geometric values.

ADJUST (Command)

Adjusts the fade, contrast and monochrome settings of the selected underlay (DWF, DWFx, PDF, or DGN), or image.

ALIASEDIT (Express Tool)

Creates, modifies, and deletes AutoCAD command aliases.

ALIGN (Command)

Aligns objects with other objects in 2D and 3D.

ALIGNSPACE (Express Tool)

Adjusts the pan and zoom factor of a view in a layout viewport based on the alignment points specified in model space and paper space.


Converts AME solid models to AutoCAD solid objects.


Displays a color gradient onto a surface to evaluate different aspects of its curvature.


Displays a color gradient onto a 3D model to evaluate whether there is adequate space between a part and its mold.


Sets the display options for zebra, curvature, and draft analysis.


Projects stripes onto a 3D model to analyze surface continuity.

ANIPATH (Command)

Saves an animation of a camera moving or panning in a 3D model.


Resets the locations of all alternate scale representations of the selected annotative objects.


Updates existing annotative objects to match the current properties of their styles.

APERTURE (Command)

Controls the size of the object snap target box.


Lists or reloads all plug-ins in the application plug-in folder.

APPLOAD (Command)

Loads and unloads applications and defines which applications to load at startup.

APPSTORE (Command)

Opens the Autodesk App Store website.

ARC (Command)

Creates an arc.

ARCHIVE (Command)

Packages the current sheet set files for storage.

ARCTEXT (Express Tool)

Places text along an arc.

AREA (Command)

Calculates the area and perimeter of objects or defined areas.

ARRAY (Command)

Creates copies of objects arranged in a pattern.


Creates arrays using the legacy dialog box.


Saves or discards changes made to an array's source objects and exits the array editing state.


Edits associative array objects and their source objects.


Evenly distributes object copies along a path or a portion of a path.


Evenly distributes object copies in a circular pattern around a center point or axis of rotation.


Distributes object copies into any combination of rows, columns, and levels.

ARX (Command)

Loads, unloads, and provides information about ObjectARX applications.

ATTACH (Command)

Inserts references to external files such as other drawings, raster images, point clouds, coordination models, and underlays.


Attaches hyperlinks to objects or areas in a drawing.

ATTDEF (Command)

Creates an attribute definition for storing data in a block.

ATTDISP (Command)

Controls the visibility overrides for all block attributes in a drawing.

ATTEDIT (Command)

Changes attribute information in a block.

ATTEXT (Command)

Extracts attribute data, informational text associated with a block, into a file.

ATTIN (Express Tool)

Imports block attribute values from an external, tab-delimited ASCII file.


Changes the textual content of an attribute within a block.

ATTOUT (Express Tool)

Exports block attribute values to an external file in tab-delimited ASCII format.

ATTREDEF (Command)

Redefines a block and updates associated attributes.

ATTSYNC (Command)

Applies attribute changes in a block definition to all block references.

AUDIT (Command)

Evaluates the integrity of a drawing and corrects some errors.


Applies geometric constraints to a selection set of objects based on the orientation of the objects relative to one another.


Publishes drawings to DWF, DWFx, or PDF files automatically to a specified location.


BACTION (Command)

Adds an action to a dynamic block definition.


Displays or hides action bars for a selection set of parameter objects.


Specifies the selection set of objects associated with an action in a dynamic block definition.


Adds an action to a dynamic block definition.

BASE (Command)

Sets the insertion base point for the current drawing.


Associates an action with a parameter in a dynamic block definition.

BATTMAN (Command)

Manages the attributes for a selected block definition.


Specifies the order of attributes for a block.


Opens the Block Authoring Palettes window in the Block Editor.


Closes the Block Authoring Palettes window in the Block Editor.

BCLOSE (Command)

Closes the Block Editor.


Converts block geometry into construction geometry, which may be hidden or displayed.

BCOUNT (Express Tool)

Creates a report of the number of instances of each block in a selection set or the entire drawing.


Applies constraint parameters to selected objects, or converts dimensional constraints to parameter constraints.


Changes the cycling order of grips for a dynamic block reference.

BEDIT (Command)

Opens the block definition in the Block Editor.


Displays the Block Editor Settings dialog box.

BEXTEND (Express Tool)

Extends objects to blocks.

BGRIPSET (Command)

Creates, deletes, or resets grips associated with a parameter.

BLEND (Command)

Creates a spline in the gap between two selected lines or curves.

BLOCK (Command)

Creates a block definition from selected objects.

BLOCK? (Express Tool)

Lists the objects in a block definition.


Generates preview images for blocks displayed in DesignCenter.


Replaces all instances of a specified block with a different block.

BLOCKTOXREF (Express Tool)

Replaces all instances of a specified block with an xref.


Displays or creates a lookup table for a dynamic block definition.

BMPOUT (Command)

Saves selected objects to a file in device-independent bitmap format.

BOUNDARY (Command)

Creates a region or a polyline from an enclosed area.

BOX (Command)

Creates a 3D solid box.


Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.

BREAK (Command)

Breaks the selected object between two points.

BREAKLINE (Express Tool)

Creates a breakline, a polyline that includes the breakline symbol.

BREP (Command)

Removes the history from 3D solids and composite solids, and associativity from surfaces.

BROWSER (Command)

Launches the default web browser defined in your system's registry.

BSAVE (Command)

Saves the current block definition.

BSAVEAS (Command)

Saves a copy of the current block definition under a new name.

BSCALE (Express Tool)

Scales a block reference relative to its insertion point.

BTABLE (Command)

Stores variations of a block in the Block Properties Table.


Displays a window within the Block Editor to test a dynamic block.

BTRIM (Express Tool)

Trim objects to blocks.

BURST (Express Tool)

Explodes selected blocks, preserving the block layer, and converting attribute values to text objects.

BVHIDE (Command)

Makes objects invisible in the current visibility state or all visibility states in a dynamic block definition.

BVSHOW (Command)

Makes objects visible in the current visibility state or all visibility states in a dynamic block definition.

BVSTATE (Command)

Creates, sets, or deletes a visibility state in a dynamic block.


CAL (Command)

Evaluates mathematical and geometric expressions at the Command prompt or within a command.

CAMERA (Command)

Sets a camera and target location to create and save a 3D perspective view of objects.

CDORDER (Express Tool)

Arranges the drawing order of selected objects by their color number.


Removes associativity of center marks or centerlines from objects they define.


Creates centerline geometry associated with selected lines and polylines.


Creates an associative, cross-shaped mark at the center of a selected circle or arc.


Associates or reassociates a center mark or centerline object to selected objects.


Resets the centerlines to the current value specified in the CENTEREXE system variable.

CHAMFER (Command)

Bevels or chamfers the edges of two 2D objects or the adjacent faces of a 3D solid.


Bevels the edges of 3D solids and surfaces.

CHANGE (Command)

Changes the properties of existing objects.


Checks the current drawing for standards violations.

CHPROP (Command)

Changes the properties of an object.

CHSPACE (Command)

On a layout, transfers selected objects between model space and paper space.

CHURLS (Express Tool)

Provides a method to edit a previously attached URL for selected objects.

CIRCLE (Command)

Creates a circle.


Opens the legacy Object Grouping dialog box.


Manages referenced image files in the current drawing.


Opens the legacy Layer Properties Manager.


Manages referenced drawing files in the current drawing.


Restores the state of the display before CLEANSCREENON was used.


Clears the screen of toolbars and dockable windows, excluding the command window.

CLIP (Command)

Crops selected objects such as blocks, external references, images, viewports, and underlays to a specified boundary.

CLIPIT (Express Tool)

Clips xrefs or images with lines and curves.

CLOSE (Command)

Closes the current drawing.

CLOSEALL (Command)

Closes all currently open drawings.


Closes all other open drawings, except the current drawing.

COLOR (Command)

Sets the color for new objects.


Displays the Command window.


Hides the Command window.

COMPILE (Command)

Compiles shape files and PostScript font files into SHX files.

CONE (Command)

Creates a 3D solid cone.


Displays or hides the geometric constraints on an object.


Controls the display of geometric constraints on constraint bars.

CONVERT (Command)

Converts legacy polylines and hatches for use with later product releases.


Converts a color-dependent plot style table (CTB) to a named plot style table (STB).


Converts lights created in previous drawing file formats to the current format.


Converts older materials to use the format of the current material.


Converts the current drawing to either named or color-dependent plot styles.


Converts 3D objects such as polygon meshes, surfaces, and solids to mesh objects.


Converts 3D solids and surfaces into NURBS surfaces.


Converts eligible 3D objects to 3D solids.


Converts objects to 3D surfaces.


Inserts references to coordination models such as NWD and NWC Navisworks files.

COPY (Command)

Copies objects a specified distance in a specified direction.

COPYBASE (Command)

Copies selected objects to the Clipboard along with a specified base point.

COPYCLIP (Command)

Copies selected objects to the Clipboard.

COPYHIST (Command)

Copies the text in the command line history to the Clipboard.

COPYLINK (Command)

Copies the current view to the Clipboard for linking to other OLE applications.

COPYM (Express Tool)

Copies multiple objects with Repeat, Array, Divide, and Measure options.


Copies one or more objects to another layer.

CUI (Command)

Manages the customized user interface elements in the product.


Exports customized settings from the main CUIx file to an enterprise or partial CUIx file.


Imports customized settings from an enterprise or partial CUIx file to the main CUIx file.

CUILOAD (Command)

Loads a customization file (CUIx).


Unloads a CUIx file.


Customizes tool palettes and tool palette groups.

CUTCLIP (Command)

Copies selected objects to the Clipboard and removes them from the drawing.

CVADD (Command)

Adds control vertices to NURBS surfaces and splines.

CVHIDE (Command)

Turns off the display of control vertices for all NURBS surfaces and curves.


Rebuilds the shape of NURBS surfaces and curves.

CVREMOVE (Command)

Removes control vertices from NURBS surfaces and curves.

CVSHOW (Command)

Displays the control vertices for specified NURBS surfaces or curves.

CYLINDER (Command)

Creates a 3D solid cylinder.



Extracts drawing data and merges data from an external source to a data extraction table or external file.

DATALINK (Command)

Displays the Data Link dialog box.


Updates data to or from an established external data link.


Opens the Configure a Data Source dialog box (dbConnect Manager)


Provides an interface to external database tables.

DBLIST (Command)

Lists database information for each object in the drawing.


Constrains the distance between two points on different objects.


Constrains the angle between line or polyline segments, the angle swept out by an arc or a polyline arc segment, or the angle between three points on objects.


Converts associative dimensions to dimensional constraints.


Constrains the diameter of a circle or an arc.


Displays or hides the dynamic constraints associated with a selection set of objects.

DCFORM (Command)

Specifies whether the dimensional constraint being created is dynamic or annotational.


Constrains the X distance between points on an object, or between two points on different objects.

DCLINEAR (Command)

Creates a horizontal, vertical, or rotated constraint based on the locations of the extension line origins and the dimension line.

DCRADIUS (Command)

Constrains the radius of a circle or an arc.


Constrains the Y distance between points on an object, or between two points on different objects.

DDVPOINT (Command)

Sets the 3D viewing direction.

DELAY (Command)

Provides a timed pause within a script.


Removes all geometric and dimensional constraints from a selection set of objects.


Closes the Design Feed palette.


Opens the Design Feed palette.


Removes hyperlinks in a drawing.


Adjust the fade, contrast, and monochrome settings of a DGN underlay.


Inserts a DGN file as an underlay into the current drawing.

DGNCLIP (Command)

Crops the display of a selected DGN underlay to a specified boundary.


Creates one or more DGN files from the current drawing.


Imports the data from a DGN file into a new DWG file or the current DWG file, depending on the DGNIMPORTMODE system variable.


Controls the display of layers in a DGN underlay.


Allows users to create and edit user-defined DGN mapping setups.


Attaches a digital signature to a drawing, which is removed if an unauthorized change is made.

DIM (Command)

Creates multiple types of dimensions within a single command session.


Creates an aligned linear dimension.


Creates an angular dimension.

DIMARC (Command)

Creates an arc length dimension.


Creates a linear, angular, or ordinate dimension from the baseline of the previous or selected dimension.

DIMBREAK (Command)

Breaks or restores dimension and extension lines where they cross other objects.


Creates the nonassociative center mark or the centerlines of circles and arcs.


Applies dimensional constraints to selected objects or points on objects, or converts associative dimensions to dimensional constraints.


Creates a dimension that starts from an extension line of the previous or selected dimension.


Creates a diameter dimension for a circle or an arc.


Removes associativity from selected dimensions.

DIMEDIT (Command)

Edits dimension text and extension lines.

DIMEX (Express Tool)

Exports named dimension styles and their settings to an external file.

DIMIM (Express Tool)

Imports named dimension styles and their settings from an external file.


Adds or removes inspection information for a selected dimension.


Creates jogged dimensions for circles and arcs.


Adds or removes a jog line on a linear or aligned dimension.


Creates a linear dimension.


Creates ordinate dimensions.


Controls overrides of system variables used in selected dimensions.


Creates a radius dimension for a circle or an arc.

DIMREASSOC (Express Tool)

Restores the measured value to overridden or modified dimension text.


Associates or reassociates selected dimensions to objects or points on objects.

DIMREGEN (Command)

Updates the locations of all associative dimensions.


Creates a rotated linear dimension.

DIMSPACE (Command)

Adjusts the spacing between linear dimensions or angular dimensions.

DIMSTYLE (Command)

Creates and modifies dimension styles.

DIMTEDIT (Command)

Moves and rotates dimension text and relocates the dimension line.

DIST (Command)

Measures the distance and angle between two points.


Creates a distant light.

DIVIDE (Command)

Creates evenly spaced point objects or blocks along the length or perimeter of an object.

DONUT (Command)

Creates a filled circle or a wide ring.


Reports the status of the current download.

DRAGMODE (Command)

Controls the way dragged objects are displayed.


Displays a list of drawing files that can be recovered after a program or system failure.


Closes the Drawing Recovery Manager.


Changes the draw order of images and other objects.


Sets grid and snap, polar and object snap tracking, object snap modes, Dynamic Input, and Quick Properties.

DVIEW (Command)

Defines parallel projection or perspective views by using a camera and target.


Adjust the fade, contrast, and monochrome settings of a DWF or DWFx underlay.


Inserts a DWF or DWFx file as an underlay into the current drawing.

DWFCLIP (Command)

Crops the display of a selected DWF or DWFx underlay to a specified boundary.


Sets the default format to DWF or DWFx for output in specific commands.


Controls the display of layers in a DWF or DWFx underlay.


Converts drawing format version for selected drawing files.

DWGLOG (Express Tool)

Creates and maintains an individual log file for each drawing file as it is accessed.

DWGPROPS (Command)

Sets and displays the file properties of the current drawing.

DXBIN (Command)

Imports an AutoCAD DXB (drawing interchange binary) file.


EATTEDIT (Command)

Edits attributes in a block reference.

EATTEXT (Command)

Exports block attribute information to a table or an external file.

EDGE (Command)

Changes the visibility of 3D face edges.

EDGESURF (Command)

Creates a mesh between four contiguous edges or curves.

EDITSHOT (Command)

Edits a saved named view with or without motion.

EDITTIME (Express Tool)

Tracks the amount of active editing time for a drawing.

ELEV (Command)

Sets elevation and extrusion thickness of new objects.

ELLIPSE (Command)

Creates an ellipse or an elliptical arc.

ERASE (Command)

Removes objects from a drawing.


Packages a set of files for Internet transmission.

EXOFFSET (Express Tool)

Offsets selected objects.

EXPLAN (Express Tool)

Displays an orthographic view of the XY plane of a specified UCS without changing the view magnification.

EXPLODE (Command)

Breaks a compound object into its component objects.

EXPORT (Command)

Saves the objects in a drawing to a different file format.


Creates a DWF file and allows you to set individual page setup overrides on a sheet-by-sheet basis.


Creates a DWFx file where you can set individual page setup overrides on a sheet-by-sheet basis.


Creates a visual representation of the current layout in the model space of a new drawing.


Generates a PDF file from a single layout, all layouts, or a specified area in model space.


Adjusts the page setup and drawing selection when exporting to a DWF, DWFx, or PDF file.


Creates a version of an AEC file that can be opened in products such as AutoCAD.

EXPRESSMENU (Express Tool)

Loads the AutoCAD Express Tools menu and displays the Express menu on the menu bar.


Loads the AutoCAD Express Tools libraries, places the Express folder in the search path, and loads and places the Express menu on the menu bar.

EXTEND (Command)

Extends objects to meet the edges of other objects.


Opens the External References palette.


Closes the External References palette.

EXTRIM (Express Tool)

Trims all objects at the cutting edge specified by a selected polyline, line, circle, arc, ellipse, text, mtext, or attribute definition.

EXTRUDE (Command)

Creates a 3D solid from an object that encloses an area, or a 3D surface from an object with open ends.



Creates an Autodesk® FBX file containing selected objects in the current drawing.


Imports an Autodesk® FBX file, which can contain objects, lights, cameras, and materials.

FIELD (Command)

Creates a multiline text object with a field that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.

FILETAB (Command)

Displays the file tabs at the top of the drawing area.


Hides the file tabs at the top of the drawing area.

FILL (Command)

Controls the display of filled objects such as hatches, 2D solids, and wide polylines.

FILLET (Command)

Rounds or fillets the edges of two 2D objects or the adjacent faces of a 3D solid.


Rounds and fillets the edges of solid objects.

FILTER (Command)

Creates a list of requirements that an object must meet to be included in a selection set.

FIND (Command)

Finds the text that you specify and can optionally replace it with other text.

FLATSHOT (Command)

Creates a 2D representation of all 3D objects based on the current view.

FLATTEN (Express Tool)

Converts 3D geometry to a projected 2D representation.

FREESPOT (Command)

Creates a free spotlight, which is a spotlight without a specified target.

FREEWEB (Command)

Creates a free web light, which is a web light without a specified target.

FS (Express Tool)

Creates a selection set of all objects that touch the selected object.


GATTE (Express Tool)

Globally changes attribute values for all instances of a specified block.


Constrains two points together or a point to a curve (or an extension of a curve).


Causes two or more line segments to lie along the same line.


Constrains two arcs, circles, or ellipses to the same center point.

GCEQUAL (Command)

Resizes selected arcs and circles to the same radius, or selected lines to the same length.

GCFIX (Command)

Locks points and curves in position.


Causes lines or pairs of points to lie parallel to the X-axis of the current coordinate system.


Causes selected lines to lie parallel to each other.


Causes selected lines to lie 90 degrees to one another.

GCSMOOTH (Command)

Constrains a spline to be contiguous and maintain G2 continuity with another spline, line, arc, or polyline.


Causes selected objects to become symmetrically constrained about a selected line.


Constrains two curves to maintain a point of tangency to each other or their extensions.


Causes lines or pairs of points to lie parallel to the Y-axis of the current coordinate system.


Assigns geographic location information to a drawing file.


Displays or hides an indicator, in model space, at the coordinates corresponding to your current position.

GEOMAP (Command)

Displays a map from an online maps service in the current viewport.


Captures a portion of the online map to an object known as a map image, and embeds it in the drawing area.


Updates map images from the online maps service and optionally resets their resolution for optimal on-screen viewing.


Places a position marker at a location defined by latitude and longitude.


Places a position marker in the drawing area at the coordinates corresponding to your current position.


Places a position marker at a specified point in model space.


Places a position marker at a location you specify.


Applies or persists geometric relationships between objects or points on objects.


Removes all geographic location information from the drawing file.


Changes the north direction and position of the geographic marker in model space, without changing its latitude and longitude.

GETSEL (Express Tool)

Creates a selection set of objects based on layer and object type filters.


Switches from the current drawing to the Start tab.

GOTOURL (Command)

Opens the file or web page associated with the hyperlink attached to an object.

GRADIENT (Command)

Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a gradient fill.


Sets hardware acceleration on or off and provides access to display performance options.

GRAPHSCR (Command)

Causes the text window to display behind the application window.

GRID (Command)

Displays a grid pattern in the current viewport.

GROUP (Command)

Creates and manages saved sets of objects called groups.


Adds and removes objects from the selected group, or renames a selected group.


HATCH (Command)

Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill.


Modifies an existing hatch or fill.


Creates a non-associated polyline around a selected hatch.


Redefines a selected hatch or fill to conform to a different closed boundary.


Controls the starting location of hatch pattern generation for a selected hatch.


Sets the draw order for all hatches in the drawing to be behind all other objects.

HELIX (Command)

Creates a 2D spiral or 3D spring.

HELP (Command)

Displays the online or offline Help system.

HIDE (Command)

Displays a 3D model with hidden lines suppressed for the 2D Wireframe visual style.


Hides selected objects.


Hides all currently displayed palettes, including the command window.


Controls whether new and changed features in product updates are highlighted in the user interface with an orange dot.


Sets the display of such properties as hidden lines.


Attaches a hyperlink to an object or modifies an existing hyperlink.


Controls the display of the hyperlink cursor, tooltips, and shortcut menu.


ID (Command)

Displays the UCS coordinate values of a specified location.


Saves selected objects in the current drawing to a new IGES (*.igs, *.iges) file.


Imports data from an IGES (*.igs or *.iges) file into the current drawing.

IMAGE (Command)

Displays the External References palette.


Controls the brightness, contrast, and fade values of images.

IMAGEAPP (Express Tool)

Specifies the image editing program for IMAGEEDIT.


Inserts a reference to an image file.


Crops the display of a selected image to a specified boundary.

IMAGEEDIT (Express Tool)

Launches the image editing program specified by IMAGEAPP for the selected image.


Controls the display quality of images.

IMPORT (Command)

Imports files of different formats into the current drawing.

IMPRINT (Command)

Imprints 2D geometry on a 3D solid or surface, creating new edges on planar faces.


Opens a dialog box that controls settings for the display of the command line suggestion list for commands, system variables, and named objects.

INSERT (Command)

Inserts a block or drawing into the current drawing.


Inserts a linked or embedded object.


Creates a temporary 3D solid from the interferences between two sets of selected 3D solids.


Creates a 3D solid, surface, or 2D region from overlapping solids, surfaces, or regions.

ISODRAFT (Command)

Turns isometric drafting settings on or off, and specifies the current 2D isometric drafting plane.


Temporarily hides the display of all objects except those you select.

ISOPLANE (Command)

Specifies the current plane for 2D isometric drawing.


JOIN (Command)

Joins the endpoints of linear and curved objects to create a single object.

JPGOUT (Command)

Saves selected objects to a file in JPEG file format.

JULIAN (Express Tool)

Contains the DATE tool and several AutoCAD Julian date and calendar date conversion routines.


Changes the justification point of selected text objects without changing their locations.


LAYCUR (Command)

Changes the layer property of selected objects to the current layer.

LAYDEL (Command)

Deletes all objects on a layer and purges the layer.

LAYER (Command)

Manages layers and layer properties.


Closes the Layer Properties Manager.

LAYERP (Command)

Undoes the last change or set of changes made to layer settings.


Opens the modeless Layer Properties Manager.


Turns on and off the tracking of changes made to layer settings for use by the LAYERP command.


Saves, restores, and manages sets of layer settings that are called layer states.


Displays the New Layer State to Save dialog box, where you can provide a name and a description for a new layer state.

LAYFRZ (Command)

Freezes the layer of selected objects.

LAYISO (Command)

Hides or locks all layers except those of the selected objects.

LAYLCK (Command)

Locks the layer of a selected object.

LAYMCH (Command)

Changes the layer of a selected object to match the destination layer.

LAYMCUR (Command)

Sets the current layer to that of a selected object.

LAYMRG (Command)

Merges selected layers into a target layer, removing them from the drawing.

LAYOFF (Command)

Turns off the layer of a selected object.

LAYON (Command)

Turns on all layers in the drawing.

LAYOUT (Command)

Creates and modifies drawing layouts.

LAYOUTMERGE (Express Tool)

Combines specified layouts into a single layout.


Creates a new layout tab and specifies page and plot settings.

LAYTHW (Command)

Thaws all layers in the drawing.

LAYTRANS (Command)

Translates the layers in the current drawing to specified layer standards.

LAYULK (Command)

Unlocks the layer of a selected object.

LAYUNISO (Command)

Restores all layers that were hidden or locked with the LAYISO command.

LAYVPI (Command)

Freezes selected layers in all layout viewports except the current viewport.

LAYWALK (Command)

Displays objects on selected layers and hides objects on all other layers.

LEADER (Command)

Creates a line that connects annotation to a feature.

LENGTHEN (Command)

Changes the length of objects and the included angle of arcs.

LIGHT (Command)

Creates a light.


Displays the Lights in the Model palette that lists all lights in the model.


Closes the Lights in the Model palette.

LIMITS (Command)

Sets an invisible rectangular boundary in the drawing area that can limit the grid display and limit clicking or entering point locations.

LINE (Command)

Create a series of contiguous line segments. Each segment is a line object that can be edited separately.

LINETYPE (Command)

Loads, sets, and modifies linetypes.

LIST (Command)

Displays property data for selected objects.


Turns on live sectioning for a selected section object.

LOAD (Command)

Makes the symbols in compiled shape (SHX) files available for use by the SHAPE command.

LOFT (Command)

Creates a 3D solid or surface in the space between several cross-sections.


Closes the command history log file opened by LOGFILEON.


Writes the contents of the command history to a file.

LSP (Express Tool)

Displays a list of all available AutoLISP commands, functions, and variables.

LSPSURF (Express Tool)

Displays the contents of an AutoLISP file by individual functions.

LTSCALE (Command)

Sets the global linetype scale factor.

LWEIGHT (Command)

Sets the current lineweight, lineweight display options, and lineweight units.



Manages the uploading of files stored on the AutoCAD WS server.

MARKUP (Command)

Opens the Markup Set Manager.


Closes the Markup Set Manager.

MASSPROP (Command)

Calculates the mass properties of selected 2D regions or 3D solids.


Closes the Materials Browser.


Opens the Materials Browser.


Applies the properties of a selected table cell to other table cells.


Applies the properties of a selected object to other objects.


Closes the Materials Editor.


Opens the Materials Editor.


Assigns the material defined in the CMATERIAL system variable to the objects you select.


Associates materials with layers.


Adjusts how a texture is mapped to a face or an object.


Opens the Materials Browser.


Closes the Materials Browser.

MEASURE (Command)

Creates point objects or blocks at measured intervals along the length or perimeter of an object.


Measures the distance, radius, angle, area, and volume of selected objects or sequence of points.

MENU (Command)

Loads a customization file.

MESH (Command)

Creates a 3D mesh primitive object such as a box, cone, cylinder, pyramid, sphere, wedge, or torus.

MESHCAP (Command)

Creates a mesh face that connects open edges.


Merges the vertices of selected mesh faces or edges.


Sharpens the edges of selected mesh subobjects.


Extends a mesh face into 3D space.


Merges adjacent faces into a single face.


Displays the Mesh Tessellation Options dialog box, which controls default settings for converting existing objects to mesh objects.


Displays the Mesh Primitive Options dialog box, which sets the tessellation defaults for primitive mesh objects.


Multiplies the number of faces in selected mesh objects or faces.


Converts 3D objects such as polygon meshes, surfaces, and solids to mesh objects.


Decreases the level of smoothness for mesh objects by one level.


Increases the level of smoothness for mesh objects by one level.

MESHSPIN (Command)

Spins the adjoining edge of two triangular mesh faces.


Splits a mesh face into two faces.


Removes the crease from selected mesh faces, edges, or vertices.


Finds any legacy materials in Tool Palettes and converts them to a generic type.

MINSERT (Command)

Inserts multiple instances of a block in a rectangular array.

MIRROR (Command)

Creates a mirrored copy of selected objects.

MIRROR3D (Command)

Creates a mirrored copy of selected 3D objects across a mirroring plane.

MKLTYPE (Express Tool)

Creates a linetype definition based on selected objects and stores them in a specified linetype definition (LIN) file.

MKSHAPE (Express Tool)

Creates a shape definition based on selected objects.

MLEADER (Command)

Creates a multileader object.


Aligns and spaces selected multileader objects.


Organizes selected multileaders that contain blocks into rows or columns, and displays the result with a single leader.


Adds leader lines to, or removes leader lines from, a multileader object.


Creates and modifies multileader styles.

MLEDIT (Command)

Edits multiline intersections, breaks, and vertices.

MLINE (Command)

Creates multiple parallel lines.

MLSTYLE (Command)

Creates, modifies, and manages multiline styles.

MOCORO (Express Tool)

Moves, copies, rotates, and scales selected objects with a single command.

MODEL (Command)

Switches from a named layout tab to the Model tab.

MOVE (Command)

Moves objects a specified distance in a specified direction.

MOVEBAK (Express Tool)

Changes the destination folder for drawing backup (BAK) files.

MPEDIT (Express Tool)

Edits multiple polylines; also converts multiple line and arc objects to polyline objects.

MREDO (Command)

Reverses the effects of several previous UNDO or U commands.

MSLIDE (Command)

Creates a slide file of the current model viewport or the current layout.

MSPACE (Command)

In a layout, switches from paper space to model space in a layout viewport.

MSTRETCH (Express Tool)

Stretches objects with multiple crossing windows and crossing polygons.

MTEDIT (Command)

Edits multiline text.

MTEXT (Command)

Creates a multiline text object.

MULTIPLE (Command)

Repeats the next command until canceled.

MVIEW (Command)

Creates and controls layout viewports.

MVSETUP (Command)

Sets up the specifications of a drawing.


NAVBAR (Command)

Provides access to viewing tools from a unified interface.


Provides an on-screen display for creating and playing back cinematic camera animations for design review, presentation, and bookmark-style navigation.


Closes the ShowMotion interface.


Provides access to enhanced navigation tools that are quickly accessible from the cursor.

NAVVCUBE (Command)

Indicates the current viewing direction. Dragging or clicking the ViewCube rotates the scene.

NCOPY (Command)

Copies objects that are contained in an xref, block, or DGN underlay.

NETLOAD (Command)

Loads a .NET application.

NEW (Command)

Creates a new drawing.


Creates a new sheet set data file that manages drawing layouts, file paths, and project data.

NEWSHOT (Command)

Creates a named view with the motion that is played back when viewed with ShowMotion.

NEWVIEW (Command)

Saves a new, named view from the display in the current viewport, or by defining a rectangular window.



Adds or deletes supported scales for annotative objects.

OFFSET (Command)

Creates concentric circles, parallel lines, and parallel curves.


Creates a closed polyline or spline object that is offset at a specified distance from the edges of a selected planar face on a 3D solid or surface.


Specifies a different source application for an embedded OLE object, and controls whether the OLE object is represented by an icon.

OLELINKS (Command)

Updates, changes, and cancels a selected linked OLE object.

OLEOPEN (Command)

Opens the selected OLE object in its source application.

OLERESET (Command)

Restores the selected OLE object to its original size and shape.

OLESCALE (Command)

Controls the size, scale, and other properties of a selected OLE object.


Launches AutoCAD 360 in your default browser.


Publishes design views of your current drawing to a secure, anonymous Autodesk A360 location for viewing and sharing in a web browser.


Opens your Autodesk A360 documents list and folders in a browser.


Opens your local Autodesk A360 folder in Windows Explorer.


Displays the Online tab of the Options dialog box.


Designates who can access the current drawing from Autodesk A360.


Starts or stops syncing your custom settings with Autodesk A360.


Displays the Choose Which Settings Are Synced dialog box where you can specify selected settings to be synced.

OOPS (Command)

Restores erased objects.

OPEN (Command)

Opens an existing drawing file.


Opens a DWF or DWFx file that contains markups.


Opens an existing drawing file from your local Autodesk A360 sync folder.


Opens a selected sheet set.

OPTIONS (Command)

Customizes the program settings.

ORTHO (Command)

Constrains cursor movement to the horizontal or vertical direction.

OSNAP (Command)

Sets running object snap modes.

OVERKILL (Command)

Removes duplicate or overlapping lines, arcs, and polylines. Also, combines partially overlapping or contiguous ones.



Controls the page layout, plotting device, paper size, and other settings for each new layout.

PAN (Command)

Shifts the view without changing the viewing direction or magnification.


Opens the Parameters Manager palette that includes all dimensional constraint parameters, reference parameters, and user variables in the current drawing.


Closes the Parameters Manager palette.


Loads additional geometry into a partially opened drawing.


Loads geometry and named objects from a selected view or layer into a drawing.


Creates a hyperlink to a file, and associates it with a selected object.


Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing as a block.


Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing.


Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing using the original coordinates.


Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing and controls the format of the data.


Creates a line through the center axis of a cylindrical segment in a point cloud.


Creates a point object at the intersection of three planar segments in a point cloud.


Infers the intersection between two adjacent planar segments, and creates a line along the edge.


Generates 2D geometry from a section through a point cloud.


Displays a wizard to import PCP and PC2 configuration file plot settings into the Model or current layout.

PDF Import Settings Dialog Box

Sets the options for importing geometry, fills, raster images, and TrueType text objects from a specified PDF file.


Adjust the fade, contrast, and monochrome settings of a PDF underlay.


Inserts a PDF file as an underlay into the current drawing.

PDFCLIP (Command)

Crops the display of a selected PDF underlay to a specified boundary.


Imports the geometry, fills, raster images, and TrueType text objects from a specified PDF file.


Controls the display of layers in a PDF underlay.


Converts the SHX geometry imported from PDF files into individual multiline text objects.

PEDIT (Command)

Edits polylines, objects to be joined to polylines, and related objects.

PFACE (Command)

Creates a 3D polyface mesh, vertex by vertex.

PLAN (Command)

Displays an orthographic view of the XY plane of a specified user coordinate system.


Creates a planar surface.

PLINE (Command)

Creates a 2D polyline, a single object that is composed of line and arc segments.

PLOT (Command)

Plots a drawing to a plotter, printer, or file.


Places a plot stamp with information such as date, time, and scale on a specified corner of each drawing and logs it to a file.


Controls the named plot styles that are attached to the current layout and can be assigned to objects.


Displays the Plotter Manager, where you can add or edit a plotter configuration.

PLT2DWG (Express Tool)

Imports legacy HPGL files into the current drawing, retaining all colors.

PMTOGGLE (Command)

Controls whether the Performance Recorder is turned on or off.

PNGOUT (Command)

Saves selected objects to a file in a Portable Network Graphics format.

POINT (Command)

Creates a point object.


Inserts a point cloud scan (RCS) or project file (RCP) into the current drawing.


Displays the Point Cloud Color Map dialog box, used to define settings for Intensity, Elevation, and Classification point cloud stylizations.


Crops a selected point cloud to a specified polygonal, rectangular, or circular boundary.


Saves, restores, and deletes point cloud crop states.


Displays the Point Cloud Manager palette, used to control display of point cloud projects, regions, and scans.


Closes the Point Cloud Manager.


Controls the coloration of point clouds.


Removes all cropped areas from selected point clouds.


Creates a point light that radiates light in all directions from its location.

POLYGON (Command)

Creates an equilateral closed polyline.


Creates 3D solid in the shape of a wall or series of walls.


Dynamically modifies objects by extrusion and offset.

PREVIEW (Command)

Displays the drawing as it will be plotted.


Projects points, lines, or curves onto a 3D solid or surface from different directions.


Controls properties of existing objects.


Closes the Properties palette.

PROPULATE (Express Tool)

Update, list, or clear Drawing Properties data.

PSBSCALE (Express Tool)

Specifies or updates the scale of block objects relative to paper space.

PSETUPIN (Command)

Imports a user-defined page setup into a new drawing layout.

PSPACE (Command)

In a layout, switches from model space in a layout viewport to paper space.

PSTSCALE (Express Tool)

Specifies or updates the scale of text objects relative to paper space.

PTYPE (Command)

Specifies the display style and size of point objects.

PUBLISH (Command)

Publishes drawings to DWF, DWFx, and PDF files, or printers or plotters.


Creates HTML pages that include images of selected drawings.

PURGE (Command)

Removes unused items, such as block definitions and layers, from the drawing.

PYRAMID (Command)

Creates a 3D solid pyramid.


QCCLOSE (Command)

Closes the QuickCalc calculator.

QDIM (Command)

Creates a series of dimensions quickly from selected objects.

QLATTACH (Express Tool)

Attaches a leader line to an mtext, tolerance, or block reference object.

QLATTACHSET (Express Tool)

Globally attaches leader lines to mtext, tolerance, or block reference objects.

QLDETACHSET (Express Tool)

Detaches a leader line from an mtext, tolerance, or block reference object.

QLEADER (Command)

Creates a leader and leader annotation.

QNEW (Command)

Starts a new drawing from a specified drawing template file.

QQUIT (Express Tool)

Closes all open drawings and exit.

QSAVE (Command)

Saves the current drawing using the specified default file format.

QSELECT (Command)

Creates a selection set based on filtering criteria.

QTEXT (Command)

Controls the display and plotting of text and attribute objects.


Opens the QuickCalc calculator.

QUICKCUI (Command)

Displays the Customize User Interface Editor in a collapsed state.


Displays quick property data for selected objects.

QUIT (Command)

Exits the program.


Displays open drawings and layouts in a drawing using preview images.


Closes preview images of open drawings and their layouts.

QVLAYOUT (Command)

Displays preview images of model space and layouts for the current drawing.


Closes preview images of model space and layouts in the current drawing


RAY (Command)

Creates a linear object that starts at a point and continues to infinity.

RECAP (Command)

Launches Autodesk ReCap if it is installed.

RECOVER (Command)

Repairs and then opens a damaged drawing file.


Repairs a damaged drawing file along with all attached xrefs.

RECTANG (Command)

Creates a rectangular polyline.

REDEFINE (Command)

Restores AutoCAD internal commands overridden by UNDEFINE.

REDIR (Express Tool)

Redefines hard-coded paths in xrefs, images, shapes, styles, and rtext.

REDIRMODE (Express Tool)

Sets options for the REDIR Express Tool by specifying which object types are included.

REDO (Command)

Reverses the effects of previous UNDO or U command.

REDRAW (Command)

Refreshes the display in the current viewport.


Refreshes the display in all viewports.

REFCLOSE (Command)

Saves back or discards changes made during in-place editing of a reference, either an xref or a block definition.

REFEDIT (Command)

Edits an xref or a block definition directly within the current drawing.

REFSET (Command)

Adds or removes objects from a working set during in-place editing of a reference, either an xref or a block definition.

REGEN (Command)

Regenerates the drawing from within the current viewport.

REGEN3 (Command)

Regenerates the views in a drawing to repair anomalies in the display of 3D solids and surfaces.

REGENALL (Command)

Regenerates the entire drawing and refreshes all viewports.


Controls automatic regeneration of a drawing.

REGION (Command)

Converts objects that enclose an area into a 2D region object.

REINIT (Command)

Reinitializes the digitizer, digitizer input/output port, and program parameters file.

RENAME (Command)

Changes the names assigned to items such as layers and dimension styles.

RENDER (Command)

Creates a photorealistic or realistically shaded image of a 3D solid or surface model.


Renders a specified rectangular area, called a crop window, within a viewport.


Controls the settings related to the rendering environment.


Closes the Render Environment & Exposure palette.


Controls the settings related to the rendering environment.


Closes the Render Environment & Exposure palette.


Uses the online resources in Autodesk A360 to create an image of a 3D solid or surface model.


Specifies render presets, reusable rendering parameters, for rendering an image.


Closes the Render Presets Manager palette.


Obsolete. Displays the Render window without starting a rendering operation.


Displays the Render window without starting a rendering operation.


Closes the Render window.

REPURLS (Express Tool)

Finds and replaces a specified text string in a URL used in hyperlinks that are attached to all selected objects.


Resets one or more dynamic block references to the default values of the block definition.

RESUME (Command)

Continues an interrupted script.

REVCLOUD (Command)

Creates or modifies a revision cloud.

REVERSE (Command)

Reverses the vertices of selected lines, polylines, splines, and helixes, which is useful for linetypes with included text, or wide polylines with differing beginning and ending widths.

REVERT (Express Tool)

Closes and then reopens the current drawing.

REVOLVE (Command)

Creates a 3D solid or surface by sweeping an object around an axis.

REVSURF (Command)

Creates a mesh by revolving a profile about an axis.

RIBBON (Command)

Displays the ribbon.


Hides the ribbon.

ROTATE (Command)

Rotates objects around a base point.

ROTATE3D (Command)

Moves objects about a 3D axis.

RPREF (Command)

Displays the Render Presets Manager palette used to configure rendering settings.


Closes the Render Settings Manager palette.

RSCRIPT (Command)

Repeats a script file.

RTEDIT (Express Tool)

Edits existing remote text (rtext) objects.

RTEXT (Express Tool)

Creates remote text (rtext) objects.

RTUCS (Express Tool)

Rotates the UCS dynamically with your pointing device.

RULESURF (Command)

Creates a mesh that represents the surface between two lines or curves.


SAVE (Command)

Saves the current drawing under a different file name without changing which file is current.

SAVEALL (Express Tool)

Save all open drawings.

SAVEAS (Command)

Saves a copy of the current drawing under a new file name.

SAVEIMG (Command)

Saves a rendered image to a file.


Saves a copy of the current drawing to your local Autodesk A360 sync folder under a new file name.

SCALE (Command)

Enlarges or reduces selected objects, keeping the proportions of the object the same after scaling.


Controls the list of scales available for layout viewports, page layouts, and plotting.


Enlarges or reduces selected text objects without changing their locations.

SCRIPT (Command)

Executes a sequence of commands from a script file.


Executes a sequence of commands and nested scripts from a script file.

SECTION (Command)

Uses the intersection of a plane with 3D solids, surfaces, or meshes to create a 2D region object.


Creates a section object that acts as a cutting plane through 3D objects, and point clouds.


Adds a jogged segment to a section object.


Sets display options for a selected section plane.


Saves selected section planes as 2D or 3D blocks.


Displays the dialog box to set the increment value for the Section Object Offset and Slice Thickness controls in the Section Plane ribbon contextual tab.


Controls the security restrictions for running executable files in AutoCAD.

SEEK (Command)

Opens a web browser and displays the BIMobject home page.

SELECT (Command)

Places selected objects in the Previous selection set.


Finds all objects within the current drawing that match the properties of selected objects, and then adds them to the selection set.


Changes the property overrides of selected objects to ByLayer.

SETVAR (Command)

Lists or changes the values of system variables.


Controls the display of 3D objects.

SHAPE (Command)

Inserts a shape from a shape file (SHX file) that has been loaded using LOAD.

SHARE (Command)

Shares the AutoCAD WS online copy of the current drawing with other users.

SHEETSET (Command)

Opens the Sheet Set Manager.


Closes the Sheet Set Manager.

SHELL (Command)

Accesses operating system commands.


Restores the display of hidden palettes.


Displays the images that were rendered and stored in Autodesk A360.

SHOWURLS (Express Tool)

Displays all attached URLs contained in a drawing, and allows them to edited.

SHP2BLK (Express Tool)

Converts all instances of a selected shape object with an equivalent block.


Displays information about the digital signature attached to a drawing file.

SKETCH (Command)

Creates a series of freehand line segments.

SLICE (Command)

Creates new 3D solids and surfaces by slicing, or dividing, existing objects.

SNAP (Command)

Restricts cursor movement to specified intervals.

SOLDRAW (Command)

Generates profiles and sections in layout viewports created with SOLVIEW.

SOLID (Command)

Creates solid-filled triangles and quadrilaterals.


Edits faces and edges of 3D solid objects.

SOLPROF (Command)

Creates 2D profile images of 3D solids for display in a layout viewport.

SOLVIEW (Command)

Creates orthographic views, layers, and layout viewports automatically for 3D solids.


Calculates equivalent model space and paper space distances in a layout.

SPELL (Command)

Checks spelling in a drawing.

SPHERE (Command)

Creates a 3D solid sphere.

SPLINE (Command)

Creates a smooth curve that passes through or near a set of fit points, or that is defined by the vertices in a control frame.


Modifies the parameters of a spline or converts a spline-fit polyline to a spline.


Creates a spotlight that emits a directional cone of light.

SSX (Express Tool)

Creates a selection set based on a selected object.


Manages the association of standards files with drawings.

STATUS (Command)

Displays drawing statistics, modes, and extents.

STLOUT (Command)

Stores 3D solids and watertight meshes in a format that can be used with stereolithography apparatus.

STRETCH (Command)

Stretches objects crossed by a selection window or polygon.

STYLE (Command)

Creates, modifies, or specifies text styles.


Displays the Plot Style Manager, where you can revise plot style tables.

SUBTRACT (Command)

Creates as a new object by subtracting one overlapping region or 3D solid from another.


Displays the Sun Properties palette.


Closes the Sun Properties palette

SUPERHATCH (Express Tool)

Hatches an area using a selected image, block, xref, or wipeout object.


Creates a continuous blend surface between two existing surfaces.


Lengthens a surface by a specified distance.


Creates curves on surfaces and 3D solids.


Creates a filleted surface between two other surfaces.


Creates a surface in the space between several curves in the U and V directions, including surface and solid edge subobjects.


Creates a parallel surface a specified distance from the original surface.


Creates a new surface by fitting a cap over a surface edge that forms a closed loop.


Trims and combines a set of surfaces or meshes that completely enclose a volume to create a 3D solid.

SURFTRIM (Command)

Trims portions of a surface where it meets another surface or type of geometry.


Replaces surface areas removed by the SURFTRIM command.

SWEEP (Command)

Creates a 3D solid or 3D surface by sweeping a 2D object or subobject along an open or closed path.


Monitors a list of system variables and sends notifications when there are changes to any one in the list.

SYSVDLG (Express Tool)

Allows you to view, edit, save, and restore system variable settings.


Arranges windows and icons when the application window is shared with external applications.


TABLE (Command)

Creates an empty table object.

TABLEDIT (Command)

Edits text in a table cell.


Exports data from a table object in CSV file format.


Creates, modifies, or specifies table styles.

TABLET (Command)

Calibrates, configures, and turns on and off an attached digitizing tablet.

TABSURF (Command)

Creates a mesh from a line or curve that is swept along a straight path.


Creates a target point light.

TASKBAR (Command)

Controls whether multiple open drawings are displayed separately or grouped on the Windows taskbar.

TCASE (Express Tool)

Changes the case of selected text, mtext, attributes, and dimension text.

TCIRCLE (Express Tool)

Creates a circle, a slot, or a rectangle around each selected text or mtext object.

TCOUNT (Express Tool)

Adds sequential numbering to text and mtext objects as a prefix, suffix, or replacement text.

TEXT (Command)

Creates a single-line text object.


Aligns multiple text objects vertically, horizontally, or obliquely.

TEXTEDIT (Command)

Edits a selected multiline or single-line text object, or the text in a dimension object.

TEXTFIT (Express Tool)

Expands or compresses the width of text objects based on new starting and ending points.

TEXTMASK (Express Tool)

Creates a blank area behind selected text or mtext objects.

TEXTSCR (Command)

Opens a text window that displays a history of prompts and command line entries for the current session.


Brings text, leaders, and dimensions in front of all other objects in the drawing.

TEXTUNMASK (Express Tool)

Removes the mask from selected text or mtext that were masked with TEXTMASK.

TFRAMES (Express Tool)

Toggles the display of frames for all wipeout and image objects.

THICKEN (Command)

Converts a surface into a 3D solid with a specified thickness.

TIFOUT (Command)

Saves selected objects to a file in TIFF file format.

TIME (Command)

Displays the date and time statistics of a drawing.

TINSERT (Command)

Inserts a block in a table cell.

TJUST (Express Tool)

Changes the justification point of a text object without moving the text. Works with text, mtext, and attribute definition objects.


Creates geometric tolerances contained in a feature control frame.

TOOLBAR (Command)

Displays, hides, and customizes toolbars.


Opens the Tool Palettes window.


Closes the Tool Palettes window.

TORIENT (Express Tool)

Rotates text, mtext, attribute definitions, and blocks with attributes for readability.

TORUS (Command)

Creates a donut-shaped 3D solid.


Displays a specified tool palette or palette group.


Controls whether background pixels in an image are transparent or opaque.

TREESTAT (Command)

Displays information about the drawing's current spatial index.

TREX (Express Tool)

Combines the TRIM and EXTEND commands.

TRIM (Command)

Trims objects to meet the edges of other objects.

TSCALE (Express Tool)

Scales text, mtext, attributes, and attribute definitions.

TXT2MTXT (Command)

Converts or combines single-line or multiline text objects into one or more multiline text objects.

TXTEXP (Express Tool)

Explodes text or mtext objects into polyline objects.


U (Command)

Reverses the most recent operation.

UCS (Command)

Sets the origin and orientation of the current user coordinate system (UCS).

UCSICON (Command)

Controls the visibility, placement, appearance, and selectability of the UCS icon.

UCSMAN (Command)

Manages UCS definitions.

ULAYERS (Command)

Controls the display of layers in a DWF, DWFx, PDF, or DGN underlay.

UNDEFINE (Command)

Allows an application-defined command to override an internal command.

UNDO (Command)

Reverses the effect of commands.

UNGROUP (Command)

Disassociates the objects from a group.

UNION (Command)

Combines two or more 3D solids, surfaces, or 2D regions into a single, composite 3D solid, surface, or region.


Displays objects previously hidden with the ISOLATEOBJECTS or HIDEOBJECTS command.

UNITS (Command)

Controls the precision and display formats for coordinates, distances, and angles.


Updates fields in selected objects.


Manually updates thumbnail previews for named views, drawings, and layouts.


VBAIDE (Command)

Displays the Visual Basic Editor.

VBALOAD (Command)

Loads a global VBA project into the current work session.

VBAMAN (Command)

Manages VBA project operations using a dialog box.

VBARUN (Command)

Runs a VBA macro.

VBASTMT (Command)

Executes a VBA statement at the AutoCAD Command prompt.


Unloads a global VBA project.

VIEW (Command)

Saves and restores named model space views, layout views, and preset views.

VIEWBASE (Command)

Creates a base view from model space or Autodesk Inventor models.


Selects components from the model documentation drawing view for editing.


Creates a detail view of a portion of a model documentation drawing view.


Creates and modifies detail view styles.

VIEWEDIT (Command)

Edits an existing model documentation drawing view.

VIEWGO (Command)

Restores a named view.

VIEWPLAY (Command)

Plays the animation associated with a named view.


Displays information about the completed plot and publish jobs.

VIEWPROJ (Command)

Creates one or more projected views from an existing model documentation drawing view.

VIEWRES (Command)

Sets the resolution for objects in the current viewport.


Creates a section view of a 3D model that was created in AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor.


Creates and modifies section view styles.


Specifies the active project file for drawings containing model documentation drawing views from Inventor models.


Exits the symbol sketch mode.

VIEWSTD (Command)

Defines the default settings for model documentation drawing views.


Opens an editing environment so you can constrain section lines or detail boundaries to drawing view geometry.


Updates drawing views that have become out-of-date because the source model has changed.


Creates and modifies visual styles and applies a visual style to a viewport.


Closes the Visual Styles Manager.

VLISP (Command)

Displays the Visual LISP interactive development environment.

VPCLIP (Command)

Clips layout viewport objects and reshapes the viewport border.

VPLAYER (Command)

Sets layer visibility within viewports.

VPMAX (Command)

Expands the current layout viewport for editing.

VPMIN (Command)

Restores the current layout viewport.

VPOINT (Command)

Sets the viewing direction for a 3D visualization of the drawing.

VPORTS (Command)

Creates multiple viewports in model space or a layout (paper space).

VPSCALE (Express Tool)

On a layout, displays the scale of the current viewport or a selected layout viewport.

VPSYNC (Express Tool)

Aligns the views in one or more adjacent layout viewports with a master layout viewport.


Sets the visual style in the current viewport.

VSLIDE (Command)

Displays an image slide file in the current viewport.

VSSAVE (Command)

Saves the current visual style under a new name.


Displays a change in view as a smooth transition.



Controls the walk and fly navigation settings.

WBLOCK (Command)

Saves selected objects or converts a block to a specified drawing file.

WEBLIGHT (Command)

Creates a precise 3D representation of the light intensity distribution of a light source.

WEBLOAD (Command)

Loads a JavaScript file from a URL, and then executes the JavaScript code contained in the file.

WEDGE (Command)

Creates a 3D solid wedge.

WHOHAS (Command)

Displays ownership information for opened drawing files.

WIPEOUT (Command)

Creates a wipeout object, and controls whether wipeout frames are displayed in the drawing.

WMFIN (Command)

Imports a Windows metafile.

WMFOPTS (Command)

Sets options for WMFIN.

WMFOUT (Command)

Saves objects to a Windows metafile.

WORKFLOW (Command)

(AutoCAD Suites only) Specifies a Suite workflow that prepares your drawing for import into Autodesk Showcase or Autodesk 3ds Max.


Creates, modifies, and saves workspaces and makes a workspace current.

WSSAVE (Command)

Saves a workspace.


Sets options for workspaces.


XATTACH (Command)

Attaches selected DWG files as external references (xrefs).

XBIND (Command)

Binds one or more definitions of named objects in an xref to the current drawing.

XCLIP (Command)

Crops the display of a selected external reference or block reference to a specified boundary.

XDATA (Express Tool)

Attaches extended object data (xdata) to a selected object.

XDLIST (Express Tool)

Lists the xdata attached to an object.

XEDGES (Command)

Creates wireframe geometry from the edges of a 3D solid, surface, mesh, region, or subobject.

XLINE (Command)

Creates a construction line of infinite length.

XLIST (Express Tool)

Lists the type, block name, layer name, color, and linetype of a nested object in a block or an xref.

XOPEN (Command)

Opens a selected drawing reference (xref) in a new window.

XPLODE (Command)

Breaks a compound object into its component objects, with specified properties for the resulting objects.

XREF (Command)

Starts the EXTERNALREFERENCES command.


ZOOM (Command)

Increases or decreases the magnification of the view in the current viewport.


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