Wednesday, February 1, 2006

How to enter absolute WCS coordinates in AutoCAD 2006

This tips and tricks is for AutoCAD 2006 users.

The DYNPICOORDS system variable controls if pointer input uses relative or absolute format for coordinates. You can use symbol prefixes to temporarily override this setting.

This setting is also available using DSETTINGS or right click and select Settings on DYN (Dynamic Input) on the Status bar. Click on Settings for Pointer input and ther you have it.

To enter absolute coordinates when relative coordinates are displayed in the tooltip, enter #.

To enter relative coordinates when absolute coordinates are displayed, enter @. Typically this is no longer needed if you use the default setting with relative coordinates.

Finally the answer to the question.

To enter absolute world coordinate system (WCS) coordinates, enter * (an asterisk).


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