Activating the Heads-Up Display


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Activating the Heads-Up Display

A major drawback to the command line is that we must always glance back and forth between our drawing and the bottom of the screen. Wouldn't it be nice if we could have our command line information show up at the cursor? In this lesson I'm going to show you how we can do that. The trick is simply turning on one of our mode settings. I'm going to come down at the Status Bar and click this icon, the fifth one from the right side. This title represents Dynamic Input. And now that I've turned this on, we really don't notice anything different on screen. I'm going to move up and launch the Line command and notice that AutoCAD is now speaking to me from my cursor.

The information that we see on screen is also referred to as a heads-up display. I'm going to pick a plate to start my line. And notice that as I move my cursor, we're seeing a little more information than what we've seen before. I now have a field here that represents the line length and one that rep...

Activating the Heads-Up Display
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Activating the Heads-Up Display provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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