AutoCAD shortcuts in groups according to the command sequence. For example, all text relevant shortcuts are grouped together.
CAD Command Shortcuts more than 100 command

  • Blocks

  • Common commands

  • Control keys

  • Dimensioning

  • Drawing Objects

  • External Reference-xref

  • Formatting

  • Function Keys

  • Inquiry

  • Layers

  • Modifying Objects


  • SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    ATTDEF
    Opens attribute definition dialogue box
    ATTEDIT
    ATTEDIT
    Edit attribute values for a specific block
    BLOCK
    Opens block dialogue box in order to make a block
    BATTMAN
    BATTMAN
    Opens block attribute manager
    BATTORDER
    BATTORDER
    Displays attribute order dialogue box
    BC
    BCLOSE
    Closes the block editor
    BCOUNT
    BCOUNT
    Counts the blocks in a drawing
    BE
    BEDIT
    Opens the edit block definition dialogue box
    EATTEXT
    EATTEXT
    Enhanced attribute extraction wizard to count blocks
    GATTE
    GATTE
    Global attribute edit of multiple blocks
    I
    INSERT
    Opens insert dialogue to insert a block
    -I
    INSERT
    Insert a block by name
    MINSERT
    MINSERT
    Insert block in rectangular array
    REFEDIT
    REFEDIT
    Edit a block reference in place
    REN
    RENAME
    Opens rename dialogue box to rename blocks, layers, etc
    W
    WBLOCK
    Write a block - for use in other drawings
    XLIST
    XLIST
    Lists type/block name/layer name/color/linetype of a nested object in a block or an xref
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    A
    ARC
    Draw an arc
    AL
    ALIGN
    Align an object with another
    AP
    APPLOAD
    Opens application load dialogue box
    AR
    ARRAY
    Opens array dialogue box
    AUDIT
    AUDIT
    Audit drawing for errors
    AV
    DSVIEWER
    Opens ariel view of drawing
    B
    BLOCK
    Opens block dialogue box
    C
    CIRCLE
    Draw a circle
    CO
    COPY
    Copy an object
    CHA
    CHAMFER
    Chamfer between 2 non-parallel lines
    COL
    COLOR
    Opens select color dialogue box
    CUI

    Opens customise user interface dialogue
    D
    DIMSTYLE
    Opens dimstyle manager
    DC
    ADCENTER
    Opens designcenter
    DI
    DIST
    Check a distance
    DIV
    DIVIDE
    Inserts point node a set division
    DO
    DONUT
    Draw a solid donut shape
    DV
    DVIEW
    Perspective view
    E
    ERASE
    Erase a selection
    EX
    EXTEND
    Extend a selection
    F
    FILLET
    Draw an arc between 2 intersecting lines
    FI
    FILTER
    Opens filter dialogue box
    FLATTEN
    FLATTEN
    Converts 3D to 2D
    G
    GROUP
    Launches the group dialogue box
    H
    HATCH
    Opens hatch and gradient dialogue box
    I
    INSERT
    Insert a block
    IM
    IMAGE
    Launches image manager
    J
    JOIN
    Joins 2 objects to form single object
    JPGOUT
    JPGOUT
    Creates a JPEG file of current drawing
    L
    LINE
    LA
    LAYER
    LE
    QLEADER
    Draw a leader line (may need to adjust settings)
    LEAD
    LEADER
    Leader line with annotation
    LI or LS
    LIST
    Display information about objects in a text window
    LO
    -LAYOUT
    Creates a new layout tab
    LTS
    LTScale
    Change the linetype scale
    M
    MOVE
    Move a selection
    MA
    MATCHPROPERTIES
    Match properties of an object
    ME
    MEASURE
    Inserts point node at input distance
    O
    Offset a selection
    OP
    OPTIONS
    Launches options dialogue box
    P
    PAN
    Pan in drawing
    PE
    POLYEDIT
    Edit a polyline
    PL
    PLINE
    Draw a polyline
    PLOT
    PLOT
    Opens plot/print dialogue box
    PO
    POINT
    Point marker or node - DDPTYPE to change pointstyle
    PR
    PROPERTIES
    Opens properties dialogue box
    PRE
    PREVIEW
    Preview a plot
    PU
    PURGE
    Opens purge dialogue box to remove unused elements
    RE
    REGEN
    Regenerate the display
    REC
    RECTANG
    Draw a rectangle
    REN
    RENAME
    Opens rename dialogue box to rename blocks, layers, etc
    RO
    ROTATE
    Rotate a selection
    SP
    SPELL
    Spell check a selection - ALL to check entire drawing
    T
    MTEXT
    Insert multiline text
    TB
    TABLE
    Opens insert a table dialogue box
    TP
    TOOLPALETTES
    Displays toolpalette
    TR
    TRIM
    Trim a selection
    U
    UNDO
    Undo last command
    UN
    UNITS
    Opens units dialogue box
    V
    VIEW
    Opens view dialogue box
    W
    WBLOCK
    Write a block
    WHOHAS
    WHOHAS
    Displays who has a drawing open
    X
    EXPLODE
    Explode a selection
    XR
    XREF
    Opens x-reference manager
    Z
    ZOOM
    Zoom in display - A=All, E=EXTENTS, W=WINDOW
    CTRL+0
    CLEANSCREEN
    Turns user interface elements on/off
    CTRL+1
    PROPERTIES
    Turns properties on/off
    CTRL+2
    ADCENTER
    Turns design center on/off
    CTRL+3
    TOOLPALETTES
    Turns tool palettes window on/off
    CTRL+8
    QUICKCALC
    Launches calculator window
    CTRL+A

    Select all
    CTRL+C
    COPYCLIP
    Copies objects to clipboard
    CTRL+H

    Turns a group on or off
    CTRL+J

    Repeats last command
    CTRL+N
    NEW
    Opens create new drawing dialogue box
    CTRL+O
    OPEN
    Opens the select file dialogue box
    CTRL+P
    PLOT
    CTRL+R
    CVPORT
    Switches between viewports
    CTRL+S
    QSAVE
    Opens the save drawing as dialogue box
    CTRL+SHIFT+ S

    Save as
    CTRL+V
    PASTECLIP
    Pastes data from clipboard to drawing
    CTRL+X
    CUTCLIP
    Removes select object from drawing to clipboard
    CTRL+Y
    REDO
    Performs the operation cancelled by UNDO
    CTRL+Z
    UNDO
    Undoes the last operation
    CTRL+TAB

    Switches between open drawings
    CTRL+PAGE UP

    Switch up between layout tabs
    CTRL+PAGE DOWN

    Switch down between layout tabs
    ARROW UP/Down

    Recall last command
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    CTRL+8
    QUICKCALC
    Displays the calculator
    D
    DIMSTYLE
    Opens dimension style manager dialogue box
    DAL
    DIMALIGNED
    Aligned linear dimension line
    DAN
    DIMANGULAR
    Angular dimension line
    DAR
    DIMARC
    Arc length dimension
    DBA
    DIMBASELINE
    Ordinate dimension from baseline of previous dimension
    DCO
    DIMCONTINUE
    Ordinate dimension from 2nd  extension line of previous dimension
    DDI
    DIMDIAMETER
    Diameter dimension for circles and arcs
    DED
    DIMEDIT
    Edit dimension text on dimension objects
    DI
    DIST
    Check a distance
    DIMCENTER
    DIMCENTER
    Creates center mark
    DLI
    DIMLINEAR
    Linear dimension
    DOR
    DIMORDINATE
    Ordinate point dimension
    DOV
    DIMOVERRIDE
    Override dimension style
    DRA
    DIMRADIUS
    Radial dimension for circles and arcs
    ID
    ID
    Display the co-ordinate values of a point
    UN
    UNITS
    Opens drawing  units dialogue box
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    A
    ARC
    Draw an arc with 3 points
    B
    BLOCK
    Opens block dialogue box in order to make a block
    BO
    BOUNDARY
    Draw a boundary
    C
    CIRCLE
    Draw a circle
    DO
    DONUT
    Draw a solid donut shape
    DT
    TEXT
    Single line text
    DIV
    DIVIDE
    Inserts point node a set division
    EL
    ELLIPSE
    Draw an ellipse
    F
    FILLET
    Draw an arc between 2 intersecting lines
    G
    GROUP
    Opens object grouping dialogue
    H
    HATCH
    Opens hatch and gradient dialogue box
    L
    LINE
    Draw a line
    LE
    QLEADER
    Draw a leader line (may need to adjust settings)
    LEAD
    LEADER
    Leader line with annotation
    ML
    MLINE
    Draw multilines
    O
    OFFSET
    Offset an object by distance
    PL
    PLINE
    Draw a polyline - a complex line
    PO
    POINT
    Point marker or node - DDPTYPE to change pointstyle
    POL
    POLYGON
    Draw a regular polygon 3 to 1024 sides
    RAY
    RAY
    Construction line in one direction
    REC
    RECTANG
    Draw a rectangle
    REG
    REGION
    Region - for shading for example
    REVCLOUD
    REVCLOUD
    Revision cloud - note can select a polyline
    SPL
    SPLINE
    Spline or smooth curve along points
    T
    MTEXT
    Multi-line text
    WIPEOUT
    WIPEOUT
    Masks part of drawing for clarity
    XL
    XLINE
    Construction line of infinite length
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    REFEDIT
    REFEDIT
    Edit an external reference in place
    XA
    XATTACH
    Opens select reference file dialogue for attaching Xref
    XB
    XBIND
    Opens Xbind dialogue - allows import only of symbols etc
    XC
    XCLIP
    Create a border in an xref to hide outside area
    XOPEN
    XOPEN
    Opens a selected xref in a new window
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    AP
    APPLOAD
    Opens application load dialogue box
    BE
    BEDIT
    Opens the edit block definition dialogue box
    BH
    BHATCH
    Opens hatch and gradient dialogue box
    CUI

    Opens customise user interface dialogue
    D
    DIMSTYLE
    Opens dimension style manager dialogue box
    DC
    ADCENTER
    Opens designcenter
    DDPTYPE
    DDPTYPE
    Opens point style dialogue box
    LA
    LAYER
    Opens layer manager
    LT
    DDLTYPE
    Opens line type manager
    LTS
    LTSCALE
    Change the linetype scale
    LW
    LWEIGHT
    Opens line weight settings dialogue box
    MA
    MATCHPROPERTIES
    Match properties of an object
    OP
    OPTIONS
    Launches options dialogue box
    OS
    DDOSNAP
    Opens drafting settings object snap dialogue
    PR
    DDCHPROP
    Opens properties dialogue box
    SSM
    SHEETSET
    Opens sheet set manager palette
    ST
    DDSTYLE
    Opens text style dialogue box
    TP
    TOOLPALETTES
    Displays toolpalette
    TS
    TABLESTYLE
    Opens table style dialogue box
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    F1
    HELP
    Opens Autocad help
    F2
    TEXTSCR GRAPHSCR
    Switches between text screen and graphic area
    F3
    OSNAP
    Switches osnap on/off
    F5 or CTRL+E
    ISOPLANE
    Cycles through isoplanes
    F6 or CTRL+D
    COORDS
    Turns coordinate display on/off
    F7 or CTRL+G
    GRID
    Turns grid on/off
    F8 or CTRL+L
    ORTHO
    Turns ortho on/off
    F9 or CTRL+B
    SNAP
    Turns snap on/off
    F10 or CTRL+U
    POLAR
    Turns polar on/off
    F11 or CTRL+W
    OSNAP TRACK
    Turns object snap tracking on/off
    F12
    DYNMODE
    Turns dynamic input on/off
    INQUIInquiryRY
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    AA
    AREA
    Calculate the area
    DI
    DIST
    Calculate a distance and angle
    DDPTYPE
    DDPTYPE
    Opens point style dialogue box
    ID
    ID
    Display the co-ordinate values of a point
    LI or LS
    LIST
    Display information about objects in a text window
    MASSPROP
    MASSPROP
    Calculate the region/mass properties of a solid
    PR
    PROPERTIES
    Opens properties dialogue box
    WHOHAS
    WHOHAS
    Displays who has a drawing open
    XLIST
    XLIST
    Lists type/block name/layer name/color/linetype of a nested object in a block or an xref
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    LA
    LAYER
    Opens layer manager
    LAYCUR
    LAYERCURRENT
    Change objects to current layer
    LAYDEL
    LAYERDELETE
    Delete a layer by selecting object
    LAYFRZ
    LAYERFREEZE
    Freeze a layer by selecting object
    LAYISO
    LAYERISOLATE
    Isolates a layer by selecting object
    LAYLCK
    LAYERLOCK
    Lock a layer by selecting object
    LAYMCH
    LAYERMATCH
    Match properties of a layer
    LAYMRG
    LAYERMERGE
    Moves objects from first layer to second and deletes first
    LAYOFF
    LAYEROFF
    Switches a layer off
    LAYON
    LAYERON
    Switches all layers on except frozen layers
    LAYERP
    LAYERPREVIOUS
    Restores previous layer state
    LAYTHW
    LAYTHW
    Thaws all layers
    LAYWALK
    LAYERWALK
    Walk through layers
    LMAN
    LMAN
    Access Layer manager to save and restore layer states
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    AL
    ALIGN
    Align an object with another
    AR
    ARRAY
    Make multiple copies of an object
    BR
    BREAK
    Break a line by defining 2 points
    CO or CP
    COPY
    Copy object
    COPYTOLAYE R
    COPYTOLAYER
    Copy object from one layer to another
    CHA
    CHAMFER
    Chamfer between 2 non-parallel lines
    E
    ERASE
    Erase selection
    EX
    EXTEND
    Extend a line to meet another
    F
    FILLET
    Draw an arc between 2 intersecting lines
    G
    GROUP
    Opens object grouping dialogue - use to copy or move
    LEN
    LENGTHEN
    Lengthen or shorten a line
    M
    MOVE
    Move an object
    MI
    Mirror an object
    MOCORO
    MOVE/COPY/ROTAT E
    Copy move and rotate an object with one command
    O
    OFFSET
    Offset an object by distance
    RO
    ROTATE
    Rotate an object
    S
    STRETCH
    Stretch an object
    SC
    SCALE
    Scale an object
    TR
    TRIM
    Trim objects
    X
    EXPLODE
    Explode single entity to component parts
    UCS
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    OB
    OBJECT
    Align UCS with an object, first select UCS
    UC
    DDUCS
    Display UCS manager dialogue box
    UCS
    UCS
    Universal co-ordinate system options
    UCSICON
    UCSICON
    Change the UCS icon appearance
    W
    WORLD
    Return to the WCS
    VIEW PORTS
    SHORTCUT
    COMMAND
    COMMENT
    CTRL+R

    Cycle through viewports
    CTRL+PAGE UP

    Switch up between layout tabs
    CTRL+PAGE DOWN

    Switch down between layout tabs
    DV
    DVIEW
    Perspective view.
    MS
    MSPACE
    Switch to modelspace in a viewport
    MV
    MVIEW
    Make a viewport in paperspace
    PS
    PSPACE
    Switch to paperspace from viewport
    VPORTS
    VPORTS
    Opens viewports dialogue box
    -VPORTS
    -VPORTS
    Create a viewport using command line

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