Activating the heads-up display


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Activating the heads-up display

One of the negatives of the command line is that it requires us to keep looking at the bottom of the screen to find out what AutoCAD wants us to do next. Fortunately, there's a way to get AutoCAD to speak to us from the cursor. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the heads-up display. We can activate the heads-up display by coming down to the status bar. It's the sixth one from the right side. Officially, it's called Dynamic Input. Now, we can also toggle this control by using the F12 key. I'm going to turn it on, and we don't notice anything immediately on the screen. Let's launch the Line command. Notice that AutoCAD is now speaking to us from the cursor.

In fact, if I click to start my line, notice that we have some additional dimensional values that we didn't have before. Here's how they work. You can press your Tab key to jump back and forth between the Length and the Angle settings. Let's say I'd like to draw a square that measures 10 x 10. I&...

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 2013 Essentials: 02 Drawing Fundamentals

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