Have You Tried: Status Bar in AutoCAD

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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 status bar is displayed along the bottom of the application window. From the status bar, you can quickly access:

  • Commonly used drafting aids
  • Settings related to the active viewport
  • See the current coordinate value of the crosshairs in the drawing window

You can also control contextual tools like system variable monitoring, external references, CAD standards, and more.

Learn more about how to use and customize the status bar by following the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: The Status Bar topic.

AutoCAD status bar

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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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