Status Bar

  • Screen space in AutoCAD
    Learning
    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting communities, families, and people around the world, this is a challenging time for all of us. Many people are adapting to a remote work environment that has become the new normal. If you are like me, you may only have a single monitor. Maybe it’s even just a laptop screen. […]

  • AutoCAD Viewports
    Learning
    Remember when you first started using AutoCAD? Every action you performed was new and required some thought before you did them. Then, in time, things got easier and habits began to form. Some were good, and some maybe not so good. Today’s tip is about one of those good habits that all too often doesn’t […]

  • Learning
    The status bar in AutoCAD is one of those areas in the application window that everyone uses, but might not fully understand or get the most out of it. For example, did you know it can be customized to hide infrequently used tools and display those tools you might use more frequently? By default, the […]

  • Selection Cycling in AutoCAD
    Learning
    Have you ever tried to select an object, but AutoCAD selects something else instead? When there is more than one thing within your pickbox, your selection becomes a box of chocolates (you never know what you’re going to get).

  • Hidden Controls in AutoCAD
    Learning
    In my last post, I talked about some interface controls that are small, often overlooked, yet quite powerful. I teased that the next post would feature similar elements that were not only small, but invisible! That is, they’re invisible in that they’re not a graphical element.

  • Learning
    There’s a lot of things in the AutoCAD User Interface that jump out at you. The cursor, the Ribbon, Layout and Files tabs, even the View Cube. All handy, and dominant for a reason.

  • Learning
    Before you know where you’re going, you have to know where you are – and how better to figure that out than with the AutoCAD Status bar? Here’s how to make the most of the menu that tells you what you need to know.

  • AutoCAD_2018_User_Interface
    Product News
    The AutoCAD 2018 release continues to improve the way you interact with AutoCAD by ensuring consistency, simplicity, and flexibility across a variety of user interface elements. Let’s take a look.

  • Lynn Allen photo_tips and tricks
    Learning
    Tuesday already? Time for another tip! The AutoCAD status bar provides quick access to some of your most commonly used drawing tools. You can populate it with just the tools you want by clicking on the three stacked lines (affectionately known as the “hamburger”) in the lower-right corner of the editor. The Status bar will automatically wrap […]