Using the Calculator palette


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Using the Calculator palette

When it comes to the calculator, AutoCAD gives us a choice as to how we'd like to use it. We can access it through the command line, or we can use the dedicated Calculator palette. The palette version gives us a nice intuitive interface that can make our calculations a little more visual. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to use the Calculator palette, otherwise known as the QuickCalc Tool. First of all, the Calculator palette can be used as a standalone feature. Anytime you need to solve an equation, you can simply press Ctrl+8 to access the palette.

Now my calculator is coming up in a collapsed state. If you click the More Than button, you can expand the tool to see the rest of the functions. I can enter an equation up here in the Expression area by clicking on these buttons. I can also use the numeric keys on my keyboard. If I press the Equals button, I can see the result of my calculation. If I move down here and maximize the Scientific group, you can see that we have som...

Using the Calculator palette
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Using the Calculator palette provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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