AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible

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Spacebar Shortcuts

In a previous tip, I discussed shortcuts that use the Shift key. Here I discuss a few shortcuts that use the Spacebar.

As an equivalent to the Return/Enter key

With one exception, you can use the Spacebar instead of the Enter key. It’s often more convenient, because it’s bigger and because if your right hand […]

Use the Shift key as a shortcut

You can use the Shift key in AutoCAD in many ways to help make your AutoCAD tasks easier and quicker:

Press Shift with the FILLET or CHAMFER command to change the radius to 0 and extend to lines to meet Press and hold Shift to temporarily override ORTHO. Press and hold Shift+A to temporarily override […]

Tutorial: Create a custom workspace in AutoCAD 2006 and later

A workspace defines your user interface — which toolbars, menus, and palettes (including the command window) appear, and where. Workspaces are a great feature because you can save multiple workspaces to reduce the time you spend fussing with these objects — opening them, closing them, and moving them around.

AutoCAD comes with default workspaces and […]

Search for templates in multiple folders

AutoCAD wants you to keep your templates in the Template folder, but you may have different ideas. For example, you may have custom templates that you want to keep in a separate location.

However, in the Files tab of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options), you find that you can’t add an additional location […]