Monday, December 06, 2004

AutoCAD Right-Click-Everywhere

You already know that you must continually educate yourself as a CAD Manager. You read everything you can get your hands on (or your mouse on) so you can stay up-to-date. One other tip to help you stay informed is to "Right-Click-Everywhere." When you are in AutoCAD, right-click something to see what options are available. The right-click menu is context sensitive, so you will see commands that are relevant to what you are doing. Right-click tool palettes. Right-click the command line. Right-click objects.


And for those of you who learned AutoCAD before AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004 and 2005 have a time sensitive right-click setting so you can right-click for an [Enter] or hold it a fraction of a second longer to get the menu. This is one of my favorite AutoCAD 2004 enhancements. I had too many years of right-click = return (that's what we used to call the [Enter] key) ingrained in my neural pathways. The instructions for setting it up are on the Autodesk web site here: Autodesk - AutoCAD - Time Sensitive Right-click

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