AutoCAD All Commands And There Functions and Activations

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I’ve Listed All the Commands used in AutoCAD 2D Drawing. This List contains all commands which required to do any Two Dimensional Drawing, I’ve also given there Functions

Line Command AutoCADLINE :- This command is used to draw a straight line.

Activation:-

  1. Draw toolbar  => Line icon.
  2. Draw menu  => Line option.
  3. Type Line and press enter  or  L and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Erase Command AutoCADERASE:- This command is used to delete selected object(s) from the file.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar  => Erase icon.
  2. Modify menu  => Erase option.
  3. Type  Erase and press enter  or E  and press enter  at “COMMAND:” prompt.

New Command AutoCADNEW :- This command is used to create a New File.

Activation:- 

  1. Standard toolbar => New icon.
  2. File menu  => New option.
  3. Press Ctrl+N from keyboard.

Open Command AutoCADOPEN :- This command is used to open a pre-existing file.

Activation:- 

  1. File menu  => Open option.
  2. Standard toolbar  => Open icon
  3. Press Ctrl+O from keyboard.

Save Command AutoCADSAVE :- This command is used to store the drawing in the secondary storage device for future use.

Activation:- 

  1. Standard toolbar => Save icon.
  2. File menu => Save option.
  3. Press Ctrl+S from keyboard.

Save As Command AutoCADSAVE AS :- This command is used create a copy of the activated file.

Activation:-

  1. File menu => Save As option.

Zoom Command AutoCADZOOM :- This command is used to control the display size of an object. This command does not change the actual size of the object.

Activation:- 

  1. View menu => Zoom option.
  2. Type Zoom and press enter   or Z   and press enter    at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Pan Command AutoCADPAN :- This command is used to move the drawing sheet dynamically. It can be used as the substitute of scroll.

Activation:-

  1. Standard toolbar => Pan icon.
  2. View menu => Pan Real Time option.
  3. Type PAN and press enter or P and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.
  4. Right click on blank area on screen => Click on Pan option.

Circle Command AutoCADCIRCLE :- This command is used to draw a Circle.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw toolbar  => Circle icon.
  2. Draw menu => Circle option.
  3. Type CIRCLE  and press enter or C  and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Trim Command AutoCADTRIM :- This command is used to erase a part of an existing object, beyond a defined cutting edge.

Activation:-

  1. Modify toolbar  => Trim icon.
  2. Modify menu => Trim option.
  3. Type TRIM  and press enter or TR  and press enter  at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Extend Command AutoCADEXTEND :- This command is used to extend a part of an existing object, up to a defined boundary.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar  => Extend icon.
  2. Modify menu =>  Extend option.
  3. Type EXTEND  and press enter  or EX and press enter  at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Offset Command AutoCADOFFSET :- This command is used to draw the parallel of selected object.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Offset icon.
  2. Modify menu => Offset option.
  3. Type OFFSET and press enter or O and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Mirror Command AutoCADMIRROR :- This command is used to create the Mirror image of selected object(s).

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Mirror icon.
  2. Modify menu => Mirror option.
  3. Type MIRROR  and press enter or MI and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Rotate Command AutoCADROTATE :- This command is used to Rotate selected object(s).

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Rotate icon.
  2. Modify menu => Rotate option.
  3. Type ROTATE and press enter or RO and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Copy Command AutoCADCOPY :- This command is used to create a duplicate of selected object(s) in the same file.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Copy Object icon.
  2. Modify menu => Copy option.
  3. Type COPY and press enter or CO and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Move Command AutoCADMOVE :- This command is used to change the position of selected object(s) in the same file.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Move Object icon.
  2. Modify menu => Move option.
  3. Type MOVE and press enter  or MO and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Fillet Command AutoCADFILLET :- This command is used to create beveled corner between two non-parallel lines.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Fillet icon.
  2. Modify menu => Fillet option
  3. Type FILLET and press enter  or F and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Layer Command AutoCADLAYER :- This command is used to create new Layer.

Activation:- 

  1. Layers toolbar => Layer icon.
  2. Format menu => Layer option.
  3. Type LAYER and press enter  or LA and press enter  at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Dtext Command AutoCADDTEXT (Single Line Text) :- This command is used to create Single Line Text object.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw menu => Text option => Single Line Text
  2. Type DTEXT and press enter or DT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Mtext Command AutoCADMTEXT (Multiline Text) :- This command is used to create Multiline Text object.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw toolbar => Multiline Text icon.
  2. Draw menu => Text option => Multiline Text
  3. Type MTEXT and press enter  or MT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Style Command AutoCADSTYLE :- This command is used to control the Text Style. By this command, we can create a text style of different formatting effects.

Activation:- 

  1. Format menu => Text Style option
  2. Type STYLE and press enter or ST  and press enter  at “COMMAND:” prompt.

DDEdit Command AutoCADDDEDIT :- This command is used to modify any text.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify menu => Object option => Text option.
  2. Type DDEDIT and press enter or ED and press enter at  “COMMAND:” prompt.

Hatch Command AutoCADBHATCH (Boundary Hatch) :- This command is used to Hatch a closed area.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw toolbar => Hatch icon.
  2. Draw menu => Hatch option
  3. Type BHATCH and press enter or BH and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Units Command AutoCADUNITS :- This command is used to control the type of measurement Unit.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify menu => Unit option
  2. Type UNITS and press enter or UN and press enter at  “COMMAND:” prompt.

Diension Style Command AutoCADDIMSTYLE (Dimension Style) :- This command is used to control the appearance of dimensions.

Activation:- 

  1. Dimension toolbar => Dimension Style icon.
  2. Dimension menu => Style option
  3. Type DIMSTYLE and press enter or D and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

MVSetup Command AutoCADMVSETUP :- This command is used to draw any object using the R.F. (Representative Fraction). This command is the combination of “Units” and “Limits”  command.

Activation:- 

  1. Type MVSETUP  and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Viewport Command AutoCADVIEWPORTS :- This command is used to divide the drawing area in different Viewports. In these viewports, we can display different views of objects.

Activation:- 

  1. View menu => Viewports option.
  2. Type VPORTS and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Area Command AutoCADAREA :- This command is used to see the Area and the Perimeter of a closed plane

Activation:- 

  1. Tools menu => Inquiry => Area option
  2. Type AREA  and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Array Command AutoCAD ARRAY :- This command is used to create multiple duplicates of selected object(s) at regular interval.

Activation:-

  1. Modify toolbar => Array icon.
  2. Modify menu => Array option.
  3. Type AR and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Polyline Command AutoCADPOLYLINE :- This command is used to draw both straight line and curve. The operation of Polyline is almost same as the operation of Line command.

Activation:-

  1. Draw toolbar => Polyline icon.
  2. Draw menu => Polyline option.
  3. Type PL and press enter  at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Explode Command AutoCADEXPLODE :- This command is used to break an object into different segments. Explode command is used on those objects, which are drawn by Polygon, Polyline commands

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Explode icon.
  2. Modify menu  => Explode option
  3. Type X  and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Poly Line Edit Command AutoCADPEDIT (Polyline Edit) :- This command is used to modify previously drawn polyline. By this command we can join two or more consecutive objects into a single object.

Activation:-

  1. Modify menu => Object  => Polyline option
  2. Type PEDIT and press enter or PE and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Point Command AutoCADPOINT :- This command is used to draw a Point object.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw toolbar => Point icon.
  2. Type POINT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Point Style Command AutoCADPOINT STYLE :- This command is used to control the presentation of the point object.

Activation:- 

  1. Format menu => Point Style icon

Divide Command AutoCADDIVIDE :- This command is used to Divide an object into different equal divisions.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw menu => Point option Divide option.
  2. Type DIVIDE  and press enter or DIV and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Measure Command AutoCADMEASURE :- This command is used to Divide an object into some divisions of defined equal length.

Activation:-

  1. Draw menu => Point option Measure option.
  2. Type MEASURE and press enter or ME and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Block Command AutoCADBLOCK :- This command is used to create a New Block. If we use Block command to create the block, the created block can be used in the source file only.

Activation:- 

  1. Type BLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Write Block Command AutoCADWRITE BLOCK :- This command is used to create a New Block. If we use Write Block command to create Block, the created block can be used in any AutoCAD File.

Activation:- 

  1. Type WBLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Insert Command AutoCADINSERT :- This command is used to Insert an existing Block in the active file.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw toolbar => Insert Block icon.
  2. Insert menu  => Block option.
  3. Type INSERT  and press enter or I  and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Attribute Definition Command AutoCADATTDEF (Attribute Definition) :- This command is used to add block Attribute to a block. An attribute is a label or tag that attaches data to a block.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw menu => Block option => Define Attribute option.
  2. Type ATTDEF  and press enter or ATT  and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

XLine Command AutoCADXLINE (Construction Line) :- This command is used to create a endless line.

Activation:- 

  1. Draw toolbar => Construction Line icon.
  2. Draw menu => Construction Line option.
  3. Type XLINE  and press enter or XL and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Lengthen Command AutoCADLENGTHEN:- This command is used to change the Length of an existing line. We can see the length of a selected line at command prompt also.

Activation:- 

  1. Modify toolbar => Lengthen option.
  2. Type LENGTHEN and press enter or LEN and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Plot Command AutoCADPLOT :- This command is used to Print the Drawing on Paper.

Activation:- 

  1. Shortcut Key : Ctrl+P
  2. File menu => Plot option.
  3. Type PLOT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Chamfer Command AutoCAD CHAMFER:- To create Bevel about a corner.

 Activation:- 

  1. Modify Toolbar => Chamfer icon.
  2. Modify menu => Chamfer option.
  3. Type CHAMFER and press enter or CHA and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

Step By Step Guide – Direct Method – LINE Command

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  1. Ranadip Chakraborty January 15, 2014
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