Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Closing the command line, part of AutoCAD: Using the Command Line.
- So once again, we're staying in the 02_interface.dwg file, and you can see that we haven't actually made any changes to the drawing at all. The reason we're using the drawing file, is so that we have an active drawing file, so that we can utilize the AutoCAD Command Line. Now, did you know, as well as hiding it, you can actually close it as well? Now this is something I didn't actually know you could do with AutoCAD and the Command Line. So we brought the Command Line back in the previous video using the Command Line command.
So if I come down here to the Command Line and hover over it, it highlights, as it normally does, and as you can see, we have a little cross right there, and that says "close". So if I click on that, what happens? It closes the Command Line again. So it's exactly the same as typing "COMMANDLINEHIDE". So it replicates that COMMANDLINEHIDE command. And again, you get the dialog box with the option to always close the Command Line window. If I just click on "Yes" there, the Command Line disappears again.
Now to bring that back, all I've got to do is type "comm" and do that on the dynamic input menu there, and as you can see, the suggestion menu comes up prompting me for COMMANDLINE or COMMANDLINEHIDE. So I select "COMMANDLINE", and my Command Line, again, is back in my AutoCAD window. So that's a really neat tool. I just go down to the little cross there, close it. That prompts me to close the Command Line window, I say "Yes", and I just type "COMMANDLINE" again, or select it from the suggestion menu there, and it's back.
So there's another way of actually closing the Command Line down and hiding it, and that's just by clicking on that little cross on the Command Line little menu bar to the left of the actual text input area. Saves you having to type that big, long COMMANDLINEHIDE, doesn't it? It's a nice, quick, and easy way. Just click on the cross, click on "Yes" on the dialogue box, job done. And you can close your Command Line down really quickly. And again, you just bring it back using the Command Line command.
So closing the Command Line, nice, quick, easy way of hiding the Command Line in AutoCAD.
- Entering input with the keyboard and mouse
- Positioning the command line
- Hiding the command line
- Customizing command-line settings
- Typing commands
- Using dynamic input
- Navigating an AutoCAD drawing with the command line
- Using the function keys
- Entering coordinates