Have You Tried: Command Preview in AutoCAD

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Command preview in AutoCAD

For this next installment of our Have You Tried series, we have another great time-saver that we are excited to share with you: command preview. Command preview in AutoCAD works on several commands and provides real-time feedback.

A preview of the command’s result is displayed, allowing you to make changes or correct errors before completing the command. 

Command preview

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over:

  • What command preview is
  • How to turn command preview on
  • How to preview the result
  • Why command preview might not be working
  • Cursor badges and how to turn them on

Learn how command preview can provide real-time feedback with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Command Preview topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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