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Define Custom Command Aliases (created by LAmbrosius)
Command aliases allow you to access your commands by entering one or more letters at the Command prompt instead of entering the commands full name or locating on the Tool Sets palette or menu bar. Command aliases are much faster than using the UI and are the same between AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based verticals on Windows and on the Mac. The following steps explain how to edit the command aliases in AutoCAD for Mac:
- On the AutoCAD menu bar, click Tools menu > Customize > Edit Command Aliases (PGP).
The acad.pgp file opens in TextEdit.
- In TextEdit, scroll all the way to the bottom of the file.
- Click below the last line.
The syntax for a command alias is <letter(s) to enter at the Command prompt>, *<command name>.
Command options are not allowed as part of a command alias.
- Enter the command alias and the command you want to launch. For example, enter N, *NEW and press Enter.
N, *NEW creates a command alias of N which starts the NEW command.
- On the TextEdit menu bar, File menu > Save.
- Close TextEdit and switch back to AutoCAD.
- On the AutoCAD menu bar, click Tools menu > Customize > Relead Command Aliases (PGP).
- At the Command prompt, enter N and press Enter.
The Select Template dialog box is dosplayed.
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