Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Using CTRL+9, part of AutoCAD: Using the Command Line (2016).
- So once again, we're staying in the 02_interface.dwg file. You can find that in your lynda.com exercise files for this particular section of the course. Now, up until now, we've been able to hide the AutoCAD command line using various commands. Now, the other thing that you can utilize to actually hide the AutoCAD command line is the keyboard. You can use keyboard input as well to hide the AutoCAD command line.
And you use a combination of two keys, which are control and the key 9, the number nine. So if I now hold down control and press 9 on my keyboard, again, it brings up the command line hide command. You can see it on the command line at the bottom of the screen and as usual, the dialog box has appeared. So, do I want to close the command line window? Well, again, I'm going to say Yes. I'm not going tick Always close, I'm just going to say Yes, so I always get the dialog box.
And the command line is gone again. And it's that quick and easy. I just type COMM again on the dynamic input there, select command line and the command line is back. So that's the keyboard method of hiding the AutoCAD command line. It's that quick and it's that easy. It's just control, which is C-T-R-L and then the 9 key, the number nine, and it brings up the dialog box. And I say Yes again, hides the command line. Bring it back, just type COMM, the suggestion menu comes up.
Select command line like so and job done. The command line's back. Quick and easy and again, one of those really effective little tools. If you're used to keyboard input, use control and 9. If you prefer to use just the little cross on the command line itself, use that. If you want to type that big command, command line hide, you can hide the command line that way too. All of these allow you to hide the command line in AutoCAD itself.
- 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