Top Keyboard Shortcuts in AutoCAD 2017

By Bill Fane

Part of AutoCAD For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Since AutoCAD came into being more than 25 years ago, the one input method that’s remained constant is typing into the command line. This table lists useful keyboard shortcuts for AutoCAD 2017.

Keypress Command Description
F1 HELP Calls for Help screen
F2 TEXTSCR Toggles the Text screen display
F3 OSNAP Toggles Object Snap mode
F4 3DOSNAP Toggles 3D Object Snap mode
F5 ISOPLANE Toggles Isoplane mode
F6 3DOSNAP Toggles 3D Snap to Plane mode
F7 GRIDMODE Toggles Grid mode
F8 ORTHO Toggles Ortho mode
F9 SNAP Toggles Snap mode
F10 POLAR Toggles Polar mode
F11 OTRACK Toggles Object Track mode
F12 DYNMODE Toggles Dynamic Input mode
Ctrl+Save QSAVE Saves the drawing
Ctrl+Open OPEN Displays the Select File dialog box
Ctrl+P PLOT Displays the Plot dialog box
Ctrl+Tab   Switches to the next open drawing
Ctrl+PgUp   Switches to the next tab in the current drawing
Ctrl+PgDn   Switches to the previous tab in the current drawing