When I give instructions, I usually provide menu, toolbar, or ribbon access for commands, but the quickest way to work is to type command aliases on the command line. You just need to know them. Print out this list and keep it by your computer for a couple of weeks until you learn them. You’ll be amazed at how much faster you work.
AutoCAD comes with a large number of aliases already made for you. You edit the acad.pgp file to add to these, or change them. The acad.pgp file is a text file and you can edit it directly, but the easiest way is to use the Express Tools ALIASEDIT command.
John Palmer wrote in: “I use PE (polyline edit) when I want to turn a line into a polyline.”
Brian A. Glover wrote in: “Here are a few of the keyboard aliases that I use all of the time:
AS Align Space
CS Change Space
CC Circle (I changed ‘C’ to copy because I copy 100 times a day, and draw maybe 10 circles a week)
CB Copy Base
ET Enclose Text
QQ Quick Leader
I try to use keys close together on the keyboard, or use the same key so I don’t have to take my eyes off the screen when I’m working.”
Gerald Goodlander wrote in: “I changed the following because Copy is used much more than Circle:
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