Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video The command COMMANDLINEHIDE, part of AutoCAD: Using the Command Line (2016).
- We're staying in the 02_Interface.dwg file for this particular section of the Using the Command Line in AutoCAD course. And we're looking at the Command Line Interface. Now did you know there is actually a command in AutoCAD called commandlinehide, and that's all one word. What it does is it actually hides the Command Line from the AutoCAD user interface. Now, sometimes you might want to do that. You don't want to type anything, all you want to do is utilize the ribbon and perhaps icons and use the mouse only.
However, my particular view of this is that you shouldn't really ever hide the Command Line in AutoCAD. But lets try the command out anyway and see what prompts we get. Now you can just type this if you've got dynamic input switched on like I have at the moment. I just type in commandlinehide like that. It's all one word and you can see from the suggestion menu there there's only one command like that with that particular wordage, commandlinehide. It's not often you find anything else very similar.
So if I now press enter, what happens after I type that command? Now I've typed that in the dynamic input there near the crosshair. I can type that down on the Command Line as well. And I get this prompt. Do you want to close the Command Line window? Now it says there to display the Command Line window again press control and 9. We'll look at that later. Now, what you can also do is you can tick this little box here, Always Close the Command Line window. Now my suggestion is don't do that.
But say yes to closing it just this one particular time. So when I click Yes, you'll see that the Command Line at the bottom of the screen disappears. Now you've hidden it. It's switched off and to get it back, we'll look at that in the next video.
- 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