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Drafting Settings

The categories under drafting settings are very crucial and helpful while creating drawings on the viewport in AutoCAD.

It includes various settings that are present on the status bar (bottom of the screen).

Status Bar

The status bar looks like the below image:

AutoCAD Drafting Settings

We need to write STATUSBAR on the command line and press '1' to display the status bar and press '0' to hide the status bar.

We can also type '+DSETTINGS' on the command line or command prompt to open the Drafting Settings dialog box.

The various settings are:

  • Snap and Grid
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    AutoCAD Drafting Settings

Right-click on the above icon > and click on Snap Settings. A dialog box will appear, as shown below:

AutoCAD Drafting Settings

We can modify the parameters according to the requirements.

  • Polar tracking
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    AutoCAD Drafting Settings

It displays the alignment paths as we move the cursor near the defined angles.

We can use polar tracking with the specified polar angles of 90, 45, 30, 22.5, 18, 15, 10, and 5. We can also define an additional angle.

90 degrees is considered as the default angle.

Right click on the above icon > click on Tracking Settings. A dialog box will appear, as shown below:

AutoCAD Drafting Settings
  • Object Snap
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    AutoCAD Drafting Settings

Right click on the above icon > click on Object Snap Settings. A dialog box will appear, as shown below:

AutoCAD Drafting Settings

We can select the desired points according to the requirements.

  • 3D Object Snap
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    AutoCAD Drafting Settings

The 3D Object Snap is used to specify a precise location on the 3D objects.

Right-click on the above icon > click on Object Snap Settings> Click on 3D Object Snap. A dialog box will appear, as shown below:

AutoCAD Drafting Settings

We can select the desired points according to the requirements.

  • Dynamic Input
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    AutoCAD Drafting Settings

The Dynamic Input in AutoCAD includes a command interface, which is provided near the cursor. The command interface is placed near the cursor on the viewport of the drawing area.

Right-click on the above icon > click on Dynamic Input Settings.

A dialog box will appear, as shown below:

AutoCAD Drafting Settings
  • Quick Properties
    To implement these properties, type QP or quick properties on the command line or command prompt, and press Enter.
    The Quick Properties command is used to display all the properties of the selected object.
  • Selection Cycle
    To implement, type SELECTION CYCLING on the command line or command prompt, and press Enter.

It controls the display behavior of the objects, such as overlapping objects.


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