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What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? ToolTip Delay

Heidi Hewett
April 8, 2016

No. 8 in the list of top new AutoCAD 2017 features. Forgetting something? AutoCAD software tooltips can be very helpful, to new and veteran AutoCAD users alike, because they help you identify tools you may not have encountered before, or don’t use very often. Now you can specify the number of seconds to delay the display of rollover tooltips when passing the cursor over a UI element. If you rely on tooltips, you can set them to display quickly. If you don’t, don’t. This way you can take advantage of tooltips when you really need them without the distraction of displaying them when you don’t.

Want to see it in action? Check out the tooltip delay in the AutoCAD 2017 User Interface Enhancements video.

Use the new control on the Display tab of the Options dialog box.

AutoCAD 2017 - Tooltip delay in the Options dialog box.

Tooltip delay in the Options dialog box

What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? The Adventure Continues….

This is the eighth in a series of deeper dives into the top new AutoCAD 2017 features.

Next up in the What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? series: Delete Key Message

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Heidi Hewett

Heidi Hewett has dedicated her career to educating people on the use of AutoCAD software. She began using AutoCAD as a student in 1986 and soon after earning her B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Heidi transitioned from an Autodesk customer to an Autodesk employee. During her career at Autodesk, Heidi has held a variety of positions including Product Support Technician, Training Specialist, and Senior Applications Engineer. In her current role as the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi assists the marketing team in developing and delivering technical marketing material for AutoCAD. She continues to educate Autodesk customers, partners, and employees through Webcasts, seminars, and her AutoCAD Insider blog. It is her passion for education that inspired Heidi to earn an M.S. in Technical Communication and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies.