Altering, simplifying, or creating new shortcuts can be a big boost to the speed of your work. Take a look at editing the all too familiar PGP file to suit your needs and preferences.
- [Instructor] The program parameters file…is the text file that determines…what the shortcut keys do in AutoCAD.…In AutoCAD for Mac this file's accessed fairly easily…by going up to Tools, Customize, and Edit Command Aliases.…This opens the PGP file in text edit.…If we scroll down to the bottom of the file,…we find a section here…specifically for user-defined command aliases.…It's important to remember that AutoCAD remembers…the last thing it was told,…even if it contradicts an earlier statement.…
This is why it's important…to add any changes you want to make to the PGP file…at the bottom of the page…and not change the commands themselves…in the main part of the file.…Otherwise, you may mess up the program.…So I want to change the letter c shortcut to copy,…as I use copy more than circle.…We're going to use the same format that we see here.…I'll take the shortcut, then a comma, tab,…and asterisk, and then the command that I want to invoke.…Now, I still use the circle command,…and instead of typing something like ci,…
- Getting comfortable in the AutoCAD for Mac interface
- Managing files in the Finder
- Saving files
- Setting up 2D layers
- Working with 2D layouts and paper space
- Using external references
- Using the Sheet Set Manager (aka the Project Manager)
- Printing in AutoCAD for Mac
- 3D modeling
- Customizing AutoCAD for Mac
- Understanding renamed and missing features
Skill Level Beginner
1. New Environment
2. Managing Files
3. 2D Workflow
4. Working with Projects
3D modeling1m 30s
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