Here are a few tips to speed up drafting.
- I am a huge fan of typing commands & command aliases. Here is a list of commonly-used command aliases. If you are unfamiliar with them, take one or two and start using them instead of clicking the toolbar button. Once you get the hang of typing rather than clicking buttons, you will start seeing big time-savings. I have one hand on the keyboard and one hand on the mouse.
- Instead of typing in commands again and again, use the up and down arrows to scroll through recently typed commands and hit enter or the spacebar to execute them. This enables you to type less than necessary.
- Quickly switch between opened drawings by holding down CTRL and hitting the Tab button.
- When you need quick access to an OSNAP, you can hold down SHIFT and right-click.
- Hold down the middle “scroll-wheel” mouse button to pan. This is much faster than clicking the pan button or even typing “P” on the command line. If it doesn’t work for you, type the MBUTTONPAN system variable and set it to 1.
- Zoom in and out with the scroll-wheel on your mouse.
If you have any tips for faster drafting, share them here as comments.