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Function Key and Ortho Key in AutoCAD


Now in this video, we will see the use of the function key and ortho key.
In our screen below the command window, there is a MODEL written, so the whole line which is there is known as Drafting tools.

The Shortcut key for drafting tools gives in our keyboard from F1 to F12.

  • F1: Online help
  • F2: Command Window
  • F3: To On/Off OSNAP
  • F4: 3D OSNAP
  • F5: Isoplane, Top, Right, Left
  • F6: To On/Off Dynamic UCS
  • F7: Grade On/Off
  • F8: Ortho On/Off
  • F9: Snap-On/Off
  • F10: Polar On/Off
  • F11: Object Tracking On/Off
  • F12: Dynamic Input.

We will start with our 1st key, F1, which used for online help, so as soon as we press the F1 key, the help menu will get open in front of our screen. Suppose if we want to search any command, then the window is provided here.

After that, as soon as we press F2, the command window will open in front of our screen. All the history of our command used will be shown here.

After that, we will see the F8 key. As soon as we press the F8 key, the ortho will get ON. Having ortho option ON will help us to draw a straight line.



Many of the commands you use on your computer are not assigned to a keyboard shortcut by default. You can assign shortcuts for these commands by using the Windows Settings application.

This article will explain how to assign the keyboard characters or function keys to autocad. To assign a keyboard character, first open the "keyboard mapping" dialogue box by clicking on "options" and then select "keyboard mapping". Then click on the button for "assign keys" to bring up the keyboard mapping dialogue box. Select the desired character from the list of available characters and press enter. Repeat this process for each key that needs to be assigned.

AutoCAD is a CAD software that can be used to design and draft. It has been used by engineers and architects for years. AutoCAD has many features, but one of the most used is the F8 key. This key freezes the program and makes it easier to use when you need to set up a drawing or make changes in a design.

One of the most common causes of AutoCAD freezing is the software not being able to handle the data coming in. This can be because of a few different reasons. One is if you're trying to do too many things at once, so your computer is overloaded with information. Another cause is if you've got an older version of AutoCAD, and it doesn't have enough memory for what you're trying to do.

Some people find pressing F8 to be a great way to fix a problem on their computer. But, this is not true. Pressing F8 will only open the Task Manager and will not allow you to do anything else. To fix a problem with pressing F8, you have to press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc button.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc button

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