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AutoCAD LT shortcuts & hotkey guide

Work faster and more efficiently by using the AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts below. 

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One Key Shortcuts  |  Toggles and Screen Management

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




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One-key shortcuts

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

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.
N NEW / Create a new drawing.
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.

Toggles and screen management

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

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
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