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AutoCAD LT Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

Access commands faster and work more efficiently by using the AutoCAD LT Keyboard Shortcuts below. Find more information on AutoCAD LT shortcuts and commands in the AutoCAD LT Shortcuts Guide PDF.

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One Key Shortcuts  |  Toggle General Features  |  Toggle Drawing Modes  |  Manage Screen  |  Manage Workflow

Hot Keys:  A-C  |  D-F  |  G-I  |  J-L  | M-O  |  P-R  |  S-U  |  V-Z

Shortcut Commands by Category

Below, you'll find an abbreviated list of commands that can be used on AutoCAD LT.

One Key Shortcuts

Q QSAVE / Saves the current drawing.
A ARC / Creates an arc.
Z ZOOM / Increases or decreases the magnification of the view in the current viewport.
W WBLOCK / Writes objects or a block to a new drawing file.
S STRETCH / Stretches objects crossed by a selection window or polygon.
X EXPLODE / Breaks a compound object into its component objects.
E ERASE / Removes objects from a drawing.
D DIMSTYLE / Creates and modifies dimension styles.
C CIRCLE / Creates a circle.
R REDRAW / Refreshes the display in the current viewport.
F FILLET / Rounds and fillets the edges of objects.
V VIEW / Saves and restores named views, camera views, layout views, and preset views.
T MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object.
G GROUP / Creates and manages saved sets of objects called groups.
B BLOCK / Creates a block definition from selected objects.
H HATCH / Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill.
J JOIN / Joins similar objects to form a single, unbroken object.
M MOVE / Moves objects a specified distance in a specified direction.
I INSERT / Inserts a block or drawing into the current drawing.
O OFFSET / Creates concentric circles, parallel lines, and parallel curves.
L LINE / Creates straight line segments.
P PAN / Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.

Toggle General Features

Ctrl+E Cycle isometric planes
Ctrl+F Toggle running object snaps
Ctrl+G Toggle Grid
Ctrl+H Toggle Pick Style
Ctrl+Shift+H Toggle display palettes

Toggle Drawing Modes

F1 Display Help
F2 Toggle text screen
F3 Toggle object snap mode
F4 Toggle tab mode
F5 Toggle Isoplane
F7 Toggle grid mode
F8 Toggle ortho mode
F9 Toggle snap mode
F10 Toggle polar mode
F11 Toggle object snap tracking
F12 Toggle dynamic input mode

Manage Screen

Ctrl+0 (zero) Clean Screen
Ctrl+1 Property Palette
Ctrl+2 Design Center Palette
Ctrl+3 Tool Palette
Ctrl+4 Sheet Set Palette
Ctrl+7 Markup Set Manager Palette
Ctrl+8 Quick Calc
Ctrl+9 Command Line

Manage Workflow

Ctrl+C Copy object
Ctrl+X Cut object
Ctrl+V Paste object
Ctrl+Shift+C Copy to clipboard with base point
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste data as block
Ctrl+Z Undo last action
Ctrl+Y Redo last action
Ctrl+[ (or Ctrl+\) Cancel current command
Esc Cancel current command

Hot Keys: A-C

A ARC / Creates an arc.
AA AREA / Calculates the area and perimeter of objects or defined areas.
ADC ADCENTER / Manages and inserts content such as blocks, xrefs, and hatch patterns.
AL ALIGN / Aligns objects with other objects in 2D.
AR ARRAY / Creates multiple copies of objects in a pattern.
ATE ATTEDIT / Changes attribute information in a block.
ATI ATTIPEDIT / Changes the textual content of an attribute within a block.
ATT ATTDEF / Redefines a block and updates associated attributes.
B BLOCK / Creates a block definition from selected objects.
BC BCLOSE / Closes the Block Editor.
BE BEDIT / Opens the block definition in the Block Editor.
BH HATCH / Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill.
BO BOUNDARY / Creates a region or a polyline from an enclosed area.
BR BREAK / Breaks the selected object between two points.
BS BSAVE / Saves the current block definition.
BVS BVSTATE / Creates, sets, or deletes a visibility state in a dynamic block.
C CIRCLE / Creates a circle.
CBAR CONSTRAINTBAR / A toolbar-like UI element that displays the available geometric constraints on an object.
CH PROPERTIES / Controls properties of existing objects.
CHA CHAMFER / Bevels the edges of objects.
CLI COMMANDLINE / Displays the Command Line window.
CO COPY / Copies objects a specified distance in a specified direction.
COL COLOR / Sets the color for new objects.
CT CTABLESTYLE / Sets the name of the current table style.

Hot Keys: D-F

D DIMSTYLE / Creates and modifies dimension styles.
DAN DIMANGULAR / Creates an angular dimension.
DAR DIMARC / Creates an arc length dimension.
DBA DIMBASELINE / Creates a linear, angular, or ordinate dimension from the baseline of the previous or selected dimension.
DCE DIMCENTER / Creates the center mark or the centerlines of circles and arcs.
DCO DIMCONTINUE / Creates a dimension that starts from an extension line of a previously created dimension.
DDA DIMDISASSOCIATE / Removes associativity from selected dimensions.
DDI DIMDIAMETER / Creates a diameter dimension for a circle or an arc.
DED DIMEDIT / Edits dimension text and extension lines.
DI DIST / Measures the distance and angle between two points.
DIV DIVIDE / Creates evenly spaced point objects or blocks along the length or perimeter of an object.
DJL DIMJOGLINE / Adds or removes a jog line on a linear or aligned dimension.
DJO DIMJOGGED / Creates jogged dimensions for circles and arcs.
DL DATALINK / The Data Link dialog box is displayed.
DLU DATALINKUPDATE / Updates data to or from an established external data link.
DO DONUT / Creates a filled circle or a wide ring.
DOR DIMORDINATE / Creates ordinate dimensions.
DOV DIMOVERRIDE / Controls overrides of system variables used in selected dimensions.
DR DRAWORDER / Changes the draw order of images and other objects.
DRA DIMRADIUS / Creates a radius dimension for a circle or an arc.
DRE DIMREASSOCIATE / Associates or re-associates selected dimensions to objects or points on objects.
DRM DRAWINGRECOVERY / Displays a list of drawing files that can be recovered after a program or system failure.
DS DSETTINGS / Sets grid and snap, polar and object snap tracking, object snap modes, Dynamic Input, and Quick Properties.
DT TEXT / Creates a single-line text object.
DX SAVEAS / Saves the current drawing.
E ERASE / Removes objects from a drawing.
EL ELLIPSE / Creates an ellipse or an elliptical arc.
EPDF EXPORTPDF / Exports drawing to PDF.
ER EXTERNALREFERENCES / Opens the External References palette.
EX EXTEND / Extends objects to meet the edges of other objects.
EXIT QUIT / Exits the program.
EXP EXPORT / Saves the objects in a drawing to a different file format.
F FILLET / Rounds and fillets the edges of objects.

Hot Keys: G-I

G GROUP / Creates and manages saved sets of objects called groups.
GD GRADIENT / Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a gradient fill.
GEO GEOGRAPHICLOCATION / Specifies the geographic location information for a drawing file.
H HATCH / Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill.
HE HATCHEDIT / Modifies an existing hatch or fill.
HI HIDE / Regenerates a 3D wireframe model with hidden lines suppressed.
I INSERT / Inserts a block or drawing into the current drawing.
ID ID / Displays the UCS coordinate values of a specified location.
IM IMAGE / Displays the External References palette.
IMP IMPORT / Imports files of different formats into the current drawing.
IN INTERSECT / Creates a 2D region object from the overlapping area of two or more existing regions.
IO INSERTOBJ / Inserts a linked or embedded object.

Hot Keys: J-L

J JOIN / Joins similar objects to form a single, unbroken object.
JOG DIMJOGGED / Creates jogged dimensions for circles and arcs.
L LINE / Creates straight line segments.
LA LAYER / Manages layers and layer properties.
LAS LAYERSTATE / Saves, restores, and manages named layer states.
LE QLEADER / Creates a leader and leader annotation.
LEN LENGTHEN / Changes the length of objects and the included angle of arcs.
LI LIST / Displays property data for selected objects.
LO LAYOUT / Creates and modifies drawing layout tabs.
LT LINETYPE / Loads, sets, and modifies linetypes.
LTS LTSCALE / Changes the scale factor of linetypes for all objects in a drawing.
LW LWEIGHT / Sets the current lineweight, lineweight display options, and lineweight units.

Hot Keys: M-O

M MOVE / Moves objects a specified distance in a specified direction.
MA MATCHPROP / Applies the properties of a selected object to other objects.
ME MEASURE / Creates point objects or blocks at measured intervals along the length or perimeter of an object.
MEA MEASUREGEOM / Measures the distance, radius, angle, area, and volume of selected objects or sequence of points.
MI MIRROR / Creates a mirrored copy of selected objects.
MLA MLEADERALIGN / Aligns and spaces selected multileader objects.
MLC MLEADERCOLLECT / Organizes selected multileaders that contain blocks into rows or columns, and displays the result with a single leader.
MLD MLEADER / Creates a multileader object.
MLE MLEADEREDIT / Adds leader lines to, or removes leader lines from, a multileader object.
MLS MLEADERSTYLE / Creates and modifies multileader styles.
MO PROPERTIES / Controls properties of existing objects.
MS MSPACE / Switches from paper space to a model space viewport.
MSM MARKUP / Opens the Markup Set Manager.
MT MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object.
MV MVIEW / Creates and controls layout viewports.
NORTH GEOGRAPHICLOCATION / Specifies the geographic location information for a drawing file.
O OFFSET / Creates concentric circles, parallel lines, and parallel curves.
OP OPTIONS / Customizes the program settings.
OS OSNAP / Sets running object snap modes.

Hot Keys: P-R

P PAN / Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.
PA PASTESPEC / Pastes objects from the Clipboard into the current drawing and controls the format of the data.
PAR PARAMETERS / Controls the associative parameters used in the drawing.
PARAM BPARAMETER / Adds a parameter with grips to a dynamic block definition.
PC PCINWIZARD /Displays a wizard to import PCP and PC2 configuration file plot settings into the Model or current layout.
PE PEDIT / Edits polylines, objects to be joined to polylines and related objects.
PL PLINE / Creates a 2D polyline.
PO POINT / Creates a point object.
POFF HIDEPALETTES / Hides currently displayed palettes (including the command line).
POL POLYGON / Creates an equilateral closed polyline.
PON SHOWPALETTES / Restores the display of hidden palettes.
PR PROPERTIES / Displays Properties palette.
PRE PREVIEW / Displays the drawing as it will be plotted.
PRINT PLOT / Plots a drawing to a plotter, printer, or file.
PS PSPACE / Switches from a model space viewport to paper space.
PTW PUBLISHTOWEB / Creates HTML pages that include images of selected drawings.
PU PURGE / Removes unused items, such as block definitions and layers, from the drawing.
QC QUICKCALC / Opens the QuickCalc calculator.
QCUI QUICKCUI / Displays the Customize User Interface Editor in a collapsed state.
QP QUICKPROPERTIES / Displays open drawings and layouts in a drawing in preview images.
QSAVE QSAVE / Saves the current drawing.
QVD QVDRAWING / Displays open drawings and layouts in a drawing using preview images.
QVDC QVDRAWINGCLOSE / Closes preview images of open drawings and layouts in a drawing.
QVL QVLAYOUT / Displays preview images of model space and layouts in a drawing.
QVLC QVLAYOUTCLOSE / Closes preview images of model space and layouts in the current drawing.
R REDRAW / Refreshes the display in the current viewport.
RC REVCLOUD /Creates or modifies a revision cloud.
RE REGEN / Regenerates the entire drawing from the current viewport.
REA REGENALL / Regenerates the drawing and refreshes all viewports.
REC RECTANG / Creates a rectangular polyline.
REG REGION / Converts an object that encloses an area into a region object.
REN RENAME / Changes the names assigned to items such as layers and dimension styles.
REV REVDATE /Inserts or updates a block containing user name, current time and date, and drawing name.
RO ROTATE / Rotates objects around a base point.

Hot Keys: S-U

S STRETCH / Stretches objects crossed by a selection window or polygon.
SC SCALE / Enlarges or reduces selected objects, keeping the proportions of the object the same after scaling.
SCR SCRIPT / Executes a sequence of commands from a script file.
SET SETVAR / Lists or changes the values of system variables.
SHA SHADEMODE / Starts the VSCURRENT command.
SN SNAP / Restricts cursor movement to specified intervals.
SO SOLID / Creates solid-filled triangles and quadrilaterals.
SP SPELL / Checks spelling in a drawing.
SPE SPLINEDIT / Edits a spline or spline-fit polyline.
SPL SPLINE / Creates a smooth curve that passes through or near specified points.
SSM SHEETSET / Opens the Sheet Set Manager.
ST STYLE / Creates, modifies, or specifies text styles.
SU SUBTRACT / Creates a new region by subtracting one overlapping region from another.
T MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object.
TA TABLET / Calibrates, configures, and turns on and off an attached digitizing tablet.
TB TABLE / Creates an empty table object.
TEDIT TEXTEDIT / Edits a dimensional constraint, dimension, or text object.
TH THICKNESS / Sets the default 3D thickness property when creating 2D geometric objects.
TI TILEMODE / Controls whether paper space can be accessed.
TO TOOLBAR / Displays, hides, and customizes toolbars.
TOL TOLERANCE / Creates geometric tolerances contained in a feature control frame.
TP TOOLPALETTES / Opens the Tool Palettes window.
TR TRIM / Trims objects to meet the edges of other objects.
TS TABLESTYLE / Creates, modifies, or specifies table styles.
UC UCSMAN / Manages defined user coordinate systems.
UN UNITS / Controls coordinate and angle display formats and precision.
UNHIDE UNISOLATEOBJECTS / Displays UNISOLATE objects previously hidden with the ISOLATEOBJECTS or HIDEOBJECTS command.
UNI UNION / Unions two solid or two region objects.

Hot Keys: V-Z

V VIEW / Saves and restores named views, camera views, layout views, and preset views.
VGO VIEWGO / Restores a named view.
VPLAY VIEWPLAY / Plays the animation associated to a named view.
W WBLOCK / Writes objects or a block to a new drawing file.
WHEEL NAVSWHEEL / Displays a wheel that contains a collection of view navigation tools.
X EXPLODE / Breaks a compound object into its component objects.
XA XATTACH / Inserts a DWG file as an external reference (xref).
XB XBIND / Binds one or more definitions of named objects in an xref to the current drawing.
XC XCLIP / Crops the display of a selected external reference or block reference to a specified boundary.
XL XLINE / Creates a line of infinite length.
XR XREF / Starts the EXTERNALREFERENCES command.
Z ZOOM / Increases or decreases the magnification of the view in the current viewport.
ZIP ETRANSMIT / Creates a Self-Extracting or Zipped Transmittal Package.