Querying a drawing using rollover tooltips


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Querying a drawing using rollover tooltips

In this lesson, we're going to talk about a tool that you've probably already discovered on your own. It doesn't take long before you notice that if you hover over an entity, AutoCAD will display a pop up that tells you a little bit about the object. This is called a rollover tooltip and we can use these to get information about the entities in our drawing. For instance, I'm going to hover over this and notice that AutoCAD tells me what this object is as well as some additional general property information. Now, if you're not seeing these tooltips, it's because the feature's been turned off on your system.

Let me show you where you can go to turn it back on. The Rollover Tooltips are a user preference. So, we're going to visit the Options dialog box. To get there, I'm going to right-click and I'll select Options from the menu and if we go to the Display tab, there's a checkbox right here that controls the display of the rollover ToolTips. Now, I...

Querying a drawing using rollover tooltips
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Querying a drawing using rollover tooltips provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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