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Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

AutoCAD stands for Autodesk Computer-Aided Design. It is a drafting and design software application. The AutoCAD software is used in industries, by architects, designers, graphic designers, and other professionals worldwide.

The screen of AutoCAD displays various icons used to create 2D, 3D drawings and models.

Most of the icons of AutoCAD are present on the Ribbon Panel and on the Status bar.

Here, we will briefly explain you the description of each icon present on the 2D screen of AutoCAD 2020.

There is also a drop-down list with most of the icons, which includes further types and design of that particular category.

The ribbon panel of the AutoCAD 2D, looks like the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

As shown, the icons on the ribbon panel of the 2D are divided into several groups or categories.

The 2D interfaces are listed below:

  • Draw
  • Modify
  • Annotation
  • Layers
  • Block
  • Properties
  • Groups
  • Utilities
  • Clipboard
  • View

The drop-down list will appear for each interface, which will appear like the given image:

1. Draw

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The name of each of the icon in the above image is given as:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

2. Modify

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The name of each of the icon in the above image is given below:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

3. Annotation

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4. Layers

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5. Block

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6. Properties

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7. Groups

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8. Utilities

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9. Clipboard

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10. View

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The steps to select the 2D display are given below:

  • Click on the  option given on the status bar at the bottom of the AutoCAD screen and select 'Drafting and Annotation' option as shown in the below image:
Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display
  • The display will be a 2D display after selecting the Drafting and Annotation option.

NOTE: The dialogue box is the box, which appears when we place the cursor on the particular icon.

The icons on the ribbon panel of the 2D display are given below:

Line

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Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The line command is used to create a line. We need to specify the endpoints of a line either by mouse or by determining the distance. With the help of the line command, we can also create multiple line segments.

The dialogue box for Line in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Polyline

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A polyline is defined as the connected sequence of line segments treated as a single object. We can use polyline for joining arcs and two or more lines. We can also connect segments to make it a closed polyline.

The dialogue box for Polyline in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Circle

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The circle command is used to draw a circle by specifying the center point and radius.

The dialogue box for Circle in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains types of circles by specifying the points. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Arc

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The arc can be drawn by specifying the starting point, center, and the endpoint.

We can also draw an arc by determining the angle, radius, and direction. We need to press ctrl to switch the direction of the arc.

The dialogue box for Arc in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which contains types of arcs specified by the points. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Rectangle

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The rectangle command is used to create a rectangle using the specified points as the diagonally opposite corners. We can also create a rectangle by specifying the area, length, and width.

The dialogue box for Rectangle in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes the polygon. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Ellipse

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The Ellipse is a general command to create ellipse on the AutoCAD display. We can create the ellipse by specifying the two-points on an axis and the endpoint on another axis.

The dialogue box for Ellipse in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes other options such as Elliptical Arc, etc. The list will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Hatch

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The hatch command is used to draw the hatch pattern in an enclosed area or selected objects. There are different styles to fill the hatch pattern in the selected objects or an enclosed area.

The dialogue box for Hatch in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which consists of the types of pattern. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

When we click on the hatch icon, the ribbon panel will look the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

We can select any particular hatch pattern from the drop-down list.

Move

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Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The move command is used to move the objects at a specified distance or direction. We need to select the object and move that object to a specific place. We can also use coordinates, grid and object snaps, tools, etc. to move the objects with precision.

The dialogue box for Move in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Copy

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The copy command is used to copy the objects at a specified distance or direction. It creates copies of the original object. We need to use the drag-drop method to copy the objects in our drawing.

The dialogue box for Copy in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Stretch

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It is used to stretch an object. To stretch an object, we need to select that, specify the base point, and then stretch it, according to the specified distance or in a particular direction.

The objects that are partially enclosed by a crossing window can be stretched. The objects such as circle, ellipse, etc. cannot be stretched.

The dialogue box for Stretch in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Rotate

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The rotate command is used to rotate an object. We need to select the object, mark the base point and rotate by specifying the angle or points.

The dialogue box for Rotate in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Mirror

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The mirror commands create a mirror image of the selected object. We need to specify the first and second points of a mirror line to create a mirror image.

The dialogue box for Mirror in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Scale

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The Scale command is used to increase or decrease the size of the object by a specified factor. If we specify the value 0 to 1, the size of the object will scale down by that factor. If we want to increase the size of the object, we need to specify the value more than 1.

The proportion of the object remains the same after scaling.

The dialogue box for Scaling in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Trim

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It is used to trim the objects and project the cutting edges. We need to select the particular object to trim.

The dialogue box for Trim in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes theExtend icon. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The Extend command is used to extend the objects to meet the edges of other objects.

The dialogue box for Extend in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Fillet

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The fillet is defined as a curves transition between the two surfaces or adjacent faces of an object in 3D. The fillet command is used to round and fillet the edges of the objects in 2D.

The dialogue box for Fillet in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes different types to modify the edges. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The dialogue box for Chamfer in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

A chamfer is defined as the transitional edge between the two faces of an object.

The dialogue box for Blend Curves in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It is used to create the smooth curve lines between the two endpoints of two open curves.

Rectangular Array

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The rectangular array command is used to distribute the copies of the selected object into the combination of rows, columns, and levels.

The arrangement of the copied object is in the form of the rectangle. The rows and columns are filled with an equal number of items in a particular row or column.

The dialogue box for a Rectangular Array in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes types of array. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The Path Array distributes the copies of the object along its path. We need to select the corresponding path to distribute the array.

The dialogue box for Path Array in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The Polar Array distributes the copies of the object along the circular path around a center point. We need to specify the center to distribute the array. We can also modify the number of items, angles, rows, and levels of a polar array.

The dialogue box for Polar Array in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Erase

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The erase command is used to remove or erase the selected objects from the drawing. We can also erase faces, meshes, etc., in 3D.

We need to enter L to erase the last object drawn and P to erase the previous selection set.

The dialogue box for Erase in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Explode

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The explode command is used to break the object into its components. It explodes a compound object when we need to modify the elements of the object separately.

A compound object is an object formed with a combination of two or more objects.

The objects that can be exploded are blocks, polylines, etc.

The dialogue box for Explode in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Offset

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The offset is used to create concentric circles, parallel lines, and parallel curves in our drawing. We need to specify the distance to offset the object. After the offset, we can modify that object accordingly.

The dialogue box for Offset in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Multiline Text

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It is used to add multiple lines of text. We can create several paragraphs of text as a single multiline text.

We can justify the height of the text either by cursor or by specifying the height.

The dialogue box for Multiline Text in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes Single Line text. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The line in Single Line text is independent. We can modify each line separately.

The dialogue box for Single Line text in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Dimension

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The dimension command creates multiple types of dimensions. It includes types such as linear dimension, angular dimension, etc.

Linear Dimension

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The linear dimension command creates a linear dimension with the dimension line. The dimension line can be horizontal, vertical, or rotated.

The dialogue box for Linear Dimension in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes different types of dimensions. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Leader

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The leader command is used to create a multi-leader object. It consists of an arrowhead, a horizontal landing, a leader line, or curve.

It also consists either of a multiline text object or a block.

It also consists of the drop-down list, which includes different types of leaders. The list will appear as the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Table

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The table command creates an empty table with the specified rows and columns. The data in the table in AutoCAD can also be linked to the data in the Microsoft Excel worksheet.

The dialogue box for Table in AutoCAD will look like the given image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Layer Properties

The layer properties are used to manage the layers. These properties define the layer settings and provides the choice of layers.

The layers include properties such as isolate, freeze, lock, unlock, etc.

Insert block

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The Insert block is used to insert a block or drawing into the current drawing.

The blocks are stored in the block library. A block library stores block definitions or drawing files, each of which can be inserted as a block. The blocks created are accessible by the multiple users as well.

Create block

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The Create Block is used to create block definition from the selected objects.

We can create a block by selecting the objects, specifying the name and insertion point.

Block Editor

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The Block Editor opens the block definition.

It is the separate environment used to create and edit the blocks for the current drawing. We can also use the Block Editor to add dynamic behavior to the block.

Single Block Edit

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The Single Block Edit is used to edit the values, text options, and properties of each attribute in a block.

It consists of a drop-down list shown in the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

The Multiple Block Edit is used to edit the variable attributes individually or globally.

Utilities

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The utilities option in AutoCAD includes options such as Select all, Calculator, Quick Select, Quick Measure Geometry, Point Style, and IP Point.

It consists of a drop-down list as shown in the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display

Clipboard

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The clipboard command includes options such as Copy, Cut, and Paste.

It consists of a drop-down list shown in the below image:

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View

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The View consists of the Base view and section visual style.

It consists of a drop-down list shown in the below image:

Icons of AutoCAD 2D Display
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