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AutoCAD 2004 Command Aliases

By Alireza Parsai, April 2, 2003

Command aliases are alternative names for AutoCAD commands. For example you can invoke the LINE command by entering L in command line. There is no need to type the complete name. Some commands have more than one alias. For instance CO and CP are both aliases for COPY. Some command aliases are longer than the command name. For example RECTANGLE is an alias for RECTANG. A good knowledge of command aliases can increase you speed in entering the commands at keyboard.

Unfortunately the AutoCAD 2004 online help does not contain the list of command aliases. Below, you will find a complete list of command aliases as they are defined in the default AutoCAD Program Parameters file (ACAD.PGP). I will explain this file in a future article.

If you wish to receive the list as a help file, please send an email request to alireza@khawarizmi.com.

 

3D, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Z

 

 

 

   3D

 

    Command

Alias(es)

3DARRAY

3A

3DFACE

3F

3DORBIT

3DO, ORBIT

3DPOLY

3P

 

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A

 

Command

Alias(es)

ADCENTER

ADC, DC, DCENTER,  CONTENT

ALIGN

AL

APPLOAD

AP

ARC

A

AREA

AA

ARRAY

AR

-ARRAY

-AR

ATTDEF

ATT, DDATTDEF

-ATTDEF

-ATT

ATTEDIT

ATE, DDATTE

-ATTEDIT

-ATE, ATTE

ATTEXT

DDATTEXT

 

 

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B

 

Command

Alias(es)

BHATCH

BH, H

BLOCK

B, ACADBLOCKDIALOG, BMAKE, BMOD

-BLOCK

-B

BOUNDARY

BO, BPOLY

-BOUNDARY

-BO

BREAK

BR

 

 

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C

 

Command

Alias(es)

CHAMFER

CHA

CHANGE

-CH

CHECKSTANDARDS

CHK

CIRCLE

C

COLOR

COL, COLOUR, DDCOLOR

COPY

CO, CP

 

 

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D

 

Command

Alias(es)

DBCONNECT

DBC, AAD, AEX, ALI, ASQ, ARO, ASE

DDEDIT

ED

DDGRIPS

GR

DDVPOINT

VP

DIMALIGNED

DAL, DIMALI

DIMANGULAR

DAN, DIMANG

DIMBASELINE

DBA, DIMBASE

DIMCENTER

DCE

DIMCONTINUE

DCO, DIMCONT

DIMDIAMETER

DDI, DIMDIA

DIMDISASSOCIATE

DDA

DIMEDIT

DED, DIMED

DIMLINEAR

DLI, DIMLIN, DIMHORIZONTAL,    DIMROTATED, DIMVERTICAL

DIMORDINATE

DOR, DIMORD

DIMOVERRIDE

DOV, DIMOVER

DIMRADIUS

DRA, DIMRAD

DIMREASSOCIATE

DRE

DIMSTYLE

D, DST, DIMSTY, DDIM

DIMTEDIT

DIMTED

DIST

DI

DIVIDE

DIV

DONUT

DO, DOUGHNUT

DRAWORDER

DR

DSETTINGS

DDRMODES, DS, SE

DSVIEWER

AV

DVIEW

DV

 

 

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E

 

Command

Alias

ELLIPSE

EL

ERASE

E

EXPLODE

X

EXPORT

EXP

EXTEND

EX

EXTRUDE

EXT

 

 

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F

 

Command

Alias

FILLET

F

FILTER

FI

 

 

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G

 

Command

Alias

GROUP

G

-GROUP

-G

 

 

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H

 

Command

Alias

HATCH

-H

HATCHEDIT

HE

HIDE

HI

 

 

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I

 

Command

Alias(es)

IMAGE

IM

-IMAGE

-IM

IMAGEADJUST

IAD

IMAGEATTACH

IAT

IMAGECLIP

ICL

IMPORT

IMP

INSERT

I, INSERTURL, DDINSERT

-INSERT

-I

INSERTOBJ

IO

INTERFERE

INF

INTERSECT

IN

 

 

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L

 

Command

Alias(es)

LAYER

LA, DDLMODES

-LAYER

-LA

-LAYOUT

LO

LEADER

LEAD

LENGTHEN

LEN

LINE

L

LINETYPE

LT, LTYPE, DDLTYPE

-LINETYPE

-LT, -LTYPE

LIST

LI, LS

LTSCALE

LTS

LWEIGHT

LINEWEIGHT, LW

 

 

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M

 

Command

Alias(es)

MATCHPROP

MA, PAINTER

MEASURE

ME

MIRROR

MI

MLINE

ML

MOVE

M

MSPACE

MS

MTEXT

MT, T

-MTEXT

-T

MVIEW

MV

 

 

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O

 

Command

Alias(es)

OFFSET

O

OPEN

OPENURL, DXFIN

OPTIONS

OP, PREFERENCES

OSNAP

OS, DDOSNAP

-OSNAP

-OS

 

 

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P

 

Command

Alias(es)

PAN

P

-PAN

-P

-PARTIALOPEN

PARTIALOPEN

PASTESPEC

PA

PEDIT

PE

PLINE

PL

PLOT

PRINT, DWFOUT

PLOTSTAMP

DDPLOTSTAMP

POINT

PO

POLYGON

POL

PREVIEW

PRE

PROPERTIES

CH, MO, PR, PROPS, DDCHPROP, DDMODIFY

PROPERTIESCLOSE

PRCLOSE

PSPACE

PS

PUBLISHTOWEB

PTW

PURGE

PU

-PURGE

-PU

 

 

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Q

 

Command

Alias

QLEADER

LE

QUIT

EXIT

 

 

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R

 

Command

Alias(es)

RECTANG

REC, RECTANGLE

REDRAW

R

REDRAWALL

RA

REGEN

RE

REGENALL

REA

REGION

REG

RENAME

REN

-RENAME

-REN

RENDER

RR

REVOLVE

REV

ROTATE

RO

RPREF

RPR

 

 

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S

 

Command

Alias(es)

SAVE

SAVEURL

SAVEAS

DXFOUT

SCALE

SC

SCRIPT

SCR

SECTION

SEC

SETVAR

SET

SHADEMODE

SHA, SHADE

SLICE

SL

SNAP

SN

SOLID

SO

SPELL

SP

SPLINE

SPL

SPLINEDIT

SPE

STANDARDS

STA

STRETCH

S

STYLE

ST, DDSTYLE

SUBTRACT

SU

 

 

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T

 

Command

Alias(es)

TABLET

TA

TEXT

DT, DTEXT

THICKNESS

TH

TILEMODE

TI, TM

TOLERANCE

TOL

TOOLBAR

TO

TOOLPALETTES

TP

TORUS

TOR

TRIM

TR

 

 

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U

 

Command

Alias(es)

UCS

DDUCS

UCSMAN

UC, DDUCS, DDUCSP

UNION

UNI

UNITS

DDUNITS, UN

-UNITS

-UN

 

 

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V

 

Command

Alias

VIEW

V, DDVIEW

VPORTS

VIEWPORTS

-VIEW

-V

VPOINT

-VP

 

 

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W

 

Command

Alias(es)

WBLOCK

W, ACADWBLOCKDIALOG

-WBLOCK

-W

WEDGE

WE

 

 

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X

 

Command

Alias

XATTACH

XA

XBIND

XB

-XBIND

-XB

XCLIP

XC

XLINE

XL

XREF

XR

-XREF

-XR

 

 

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Z

 

Command

Alias

ZOOM

Z

   
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About the Author

Alireza Parsai is the founder of cadpanel.com. He is a mechanical engineer with more than 12 years experience with AutoCAD. Alireza is an Autodesk Authorized Author, the AutoCAD consultant for Al Khawarizmi Institute, a contributing editor for Augiworld magazine, a writer for CAD Digest, an instructor for AUGI Training Program, and an elected speaker for Autodesk University 2002. He has written 7 books in Farsi, 3 booklets in English, and more than 30 articles for different magazines and newsletters. You can reach him at alireza.parsai@cadpanel.com or visit his website www.cadpanel.com

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