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Command Aliases

The chart below lists the command aliases included with AutoCAD 2012. A command alias is typically a one, two or three letter series of characters linked to a command. You must press ENTER after the shortcut characters. Aliases for commands that support transparent functionality (input while using another command) must begin with an apostrophe ('). For example, 'r transparently executes the REDRAW command.

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Alias Command
3A 3DARRAY
3AL 3DALIGN
3DMIRROR MIRROR3D
3DNAVIGATE 3DWALK
3DO 3DORBIT
3DP 3DPRINT
3DPLOT 3DPRINT
3DW 3DWALK
3F 3DFACE
3M 3DMOVE
3P 3DPOLY
3R 3DROTATE
3S 3DSCALE
A ARC
AA AREA
AAD DBCONNECT
AC BACTION
ACADBLOCKDIALOG BLOCK
ACADWBLOCKDIALOG WBLOCK
ADC ADCENTER
ADCENTER ADCENTER
AECTOACAD -ExportToAutoCAD
AEX DBCONNECT
AL ALIGN
ALI DBCONNECT
AP APPLOAD
APLAY ALLPLAY
AR ARRAY
-AR -ARRAY
ARM ACTUSERMESSAGE
-ARM -ACTUSERMESSAGE
ARO DBCONNECT
ARR ACTRECORD
ARS ACTSTOP
-ARS -ACTSTOP
ARU ACTUSERINPUT
ASE DBCONNECT
ASQ DBCONNECT
ATE ATTEDIT
-ATE -ATTEDIT
ATI ATTIPEDIT
ATT ATTDEF
-ATT -ATTDEF
ATTE -ATTEDIT
AV DSVIEWER
B BLOCK
-B -BLOCK
BC BCLOSE
BE BEDIT
BH HATCH
BLENDSRF SURFBLEND
BMAKE BLOCK
BMOD BLOCK
BO BOUNDARY
-BO -BOUNDARY
BPOLY BOUNDARY
BR BREAK
BS BSAVE
BVS BVSTATE
C CIRCLE
CAM CAMERA
CBAR CONSTRAINTBAR
CH PROPERTIES
-CH CHANGE
CHA CHAMFER
CHK CHECKSTANDARDS
CLI COMMANDLINE
CO COPY
COL COLOR
COLOUR COLOR
CONTENT ADCENTER
CONVTOMESH MESHSMOOTH
CP COPY
CPARAM BCPARAMETER
CREASE MESHCREASE
CREATESOLID SURFSCULPT
CSETTINGS CONSTRAINTSETTINGS
CT CTABLESTYLE
CUBE NAVVCUBE
CURVATUREANALYSIS ANALYSISCURVATURE
CYL CYLINDER
D DIMSTYLE
DAL DIMALIGNED
DAN DIMANGULAR
DAR DIMARC
DASHBOARD RIBBON
DASHBOARDCLOSE RIBBONCLOSE
DBA DIMBASELINE
DBC DBCONNECT
DC ADCENTER
DCE DIMCENTER
DCENTER ADCENTER
DCO DIMCONTINUE
DCON DIMCONSTRAINT
DDA DIMDISASSOCIATE
DDATTDEF ATTDEF
DDATTE ATTEDIT
DDATTEXT ATTEXT
DDCHPROP PROPERTIES
DDCOLOR COLOR
DDI DIMDIAMETER
DDIM DIMSTYLE
DDINSERT INSERT
DDLMODES LAYER
DDLTYPE LINETYPE
DDMODIFY PROPERTIES
DDOSNAP OSNAP
DDPLOTSTAMP PLOTSTAMP
DDRMODES DSETTINGS
DDSTYLE STYLE
DDUCS UCSMAN
DDUCSP UCSMAN
DDUNITS UNITS
DDVIEW VIEW
DED DIMEDIT
DELCON DELCONSTRAINT
DELETE ERASE
DI DIST
DIMALI DIMALIGNED
DIMANG DIMANGULAR
DIMBASE DIMBASELINE
DIMCONT DIMCONTINUE
DIMDIA DIMDIAMETER
DIMED DIMEDIT
DIMHORIZONTAL DIMLINEAR
DIMLIN DIMLINEAR
DIMORD DIMORDINATE
DIMOVER DIMOVERRIDE
DIMRAD DIMRADIUS
DIMROTATED DIMLINEAR
DIMSTY DIMSTYLE
DIMTED DIMTEDIT
DIMVERTICAL DIMLINEAR
DIV DIVIDE
DJL DIMJOGLINE
DJO DIMJOGGED
DL DATALINK
DLI DIMLINEAR
DLU DATALINKUPDATE
DO DONUT
DOR DIMORDINATE
DOUGHNUT DONUT
DOV DIMOVERRIDE
DR DRAWORDER
DRA DIMRADIUS
DRAFTANGLEANALYSIS ANALYSISDRAFTANGLE
DRE DIMREASSOCIATE
DRM DRAWINGRECOVERY
DS DSETTINGS
DST DIMSTYLE
DT TEXT
DTEXT TEXT
DV DVIEW
DWFOUT PLOT
DX DATAEXTRACTION
DXFIN OPEN
DXFOUT SAVEAS
E ERASE
ED DDEDIT
EDWF EXPORTDWF
EDWFX EXPORTDWFX
EL ELLIPSE
EPDF EXPORTPDF
ER EXTERNALREFERENCES
ESHOT EDITSHOT
EX EXTEND
EXIT QUIT
EXP EXPORT
EXT EXTRUDE
EXTENDSRF SURFEXTEND
F FILLET
FI FILTER
FILLETSRF SURFFILLET
FINISH MATERIALS
FOG RENDERENVIRONMENT
FREEPOINT POINTLIGHT
FSHOT FLATSHOT
G GROUP
-G -GROUP
GCON GEOMCONSTRAINT
GD GRADIENT
GENERATESECTION SECTIONPLANETOBLOCK
GEO GEOGRAPHICLOCATION
GR DDGRIPS
H HATCH
-H -HATCH
HB HATCHTOBACK
HE HATCHEDIT
HI HIDE
I INSERT
-I -INSERT
IAD IMAGEADJUST
IAT IMAGEATTACH
ICL IMAGECLIP
IM IMAGE
-IM -IMAGE
IMP IMPORT
IN INTERSECT
INF INTERFERE
INSERTCONTROLPOINT CVADD
INSERTURL INSERT
IO INSERTOBJ
ISOLATE ISOLATEOBJECTS
J JOIN
JOG DIMJOGGED
JOGSECTION SECTIONPLANEJOG
L LINE
LA LAYER
-LA -LAYER
LAS LAYERSTATE
LE QLEADER
LEAD LEADER
LEN LENGTHEN
LESS MESHSMOOTHLESS
LI LIST
LINEWEIGHT LWEIGHT
LMAN LAYERSTATE
LO -LAYOUT
LS LIST
LT LINETYPE
-LT -LINETYPE
LTS LTSCALE
LTYPE LINETYPE
-LTYPE -LINETYPE
LW LWEIGHT
M MOVE
MA MATCHPROP
MAT MATBROWSEROPEN
ME MEASURE
MEA MEASUREGEOM
MI MIRROR
ML MLINE
MLA MLEADERALIGN
MLC MLEADERCOLLECT
MLD MLEADER
MLE MLEADEREDIT
MLS MLEADERSTYLE
MO PROPERTIES
MORE MESHSMOOTHMORE
MOTION NAVSMOTION
MOTIONCLS NAVSMOTIONCLOSE
MS MSPACE
MSM MARKUP
MT MTEXT
MV MVIEW
NETWORKSRF SURFNETWORK
NORTH GEOGRAPHICLOCATION
NORTHDIR GEOGRAPHICLOCATION
NSHOT NEWSHOT
NVIEW NEWVIEW
O OFFSET
OFFSETSRF SURFOFFSET
OP OPTIONS
OPENURL OPEN
ORBIT 3DORBIT
OS OSNAP
-OS -OSNAP
P PAN
-P -PAN
PA PASTESPEC
PAINTER MATCHPROP
PAR PARAMETERS
-PAR -PARAMETERS
PARAM BPARAMETER
PARTIALOPEN -PARTIALOPEN
PATCH SURFPATCH
PC POINTCLOUD
PCATTACH POINTCLOUDATTACH
PCINDEX POINTCLOUDINDEX
PE PEDIT
PL PLINE
PO POINT
POFF HIDEPALETTES
POINTOFF CVHIDE
POINTON CVSHOW
POL POLYGON
PON SHOWPALETTES
PR PROPERTIES
PRCLOSE PROPERTIESCLOSE
PRE PREVIEW
PREFERENCES OPTIONS
PRINT PLOT
PROPS PROPERTIES
PS PSPACE
PSOLID POLYSOLID
PTW PUBLISHTOWEB
PU PURGE
-PU -PURGE
PYR PYRAMID
QC QUICKCALC
QCUI QUICKCUI
QP QUICKPROPERTIES
-QPUB -EXPORT
QVD QVDRAWING
QVDC QVDRAWINGCLOSE
QVL QVLAYOUT
QVLC QVLAYOUTCLOSE
R REDRAW
RA REDRAWALL
RAPIDPROTOTYPE 3DPRINT
RASTERPREVIEW THUMBSAVE
RC RENDERCROP
RE REGEN
REA REGENALL
REBUILD CVREBUILD
REC RECTANG
RECTANGLE RECTANG
REFINE MESHREFINE
REG REGION
REMOVECONTROLPOINT CVREMOVE
REN RENAME
-REN -RENAME
RENDSCR RENDERWIN
REV REVOLVE
RFILEOPT RENDERPRESETS
RMAT MATBROWSEROPEN
RO ROTATE
RP RENDERPRESETS
RPR RPREF
RR RENDER
RW RENDERWIN
S STRETCH
SAVEURL SAVE
SC SCALE
SCR SCRIPT
SE DSETTINGS
SEC SECTION
SET SETVAR
SETUV MATERIALMAP
SHA SHADEMODE
SHADE SHADEMODE
SHOWMAT LIST
SL SLICE
SMOOTH MESHSMOOTH
SN SNAP
SO SOLID
SP SPELL
SPE SPLINEDIT
SPL SPLINE
SPLANE SECTIONPLANE
SPLAY SEQUENCEPLAY
SPLIT MESHSPLIT
SSM SHEETSET
ST STYLE
STA STANDARDS
SU SUBTRACT
T MTEXT
-T -MTEXT
TA TABLET
TB TABLE
TEDIT TEXTEDIT
TH THICKNESS
TI TILEMODE
TM TILEMODE
TO TOOLBAR
TOL TOLERANCE
TOR TORUS
TP TOOLPALETTES
TR TRIM
TS TABLESTYLE
UC UCSMAN
UN UNITS
-UN -UNITS
UNCREASE MESHUNCREASE
UNHIDE UNISOLATEOBJECTS
UNI UNION
UNISOLATE UNISOLATEOBJECTS
V VIEW
-V -VIEW
VGO VIEWGO
VIEWPORTS VPORTS
VP DDVPOINT
-VP VPOINT
VPLAY VIEWPLAY
VS VSCURRENT
VSM VISUALSTYLES
-VSM -VISUALSTYLES
W WBLOCK
-W -WBLOCK
WE WEDGE
WHEEL NAVSWHEEL
X EXPLODE
XA XATTACH
XB XBIND
-XB -XBIND
XC XCLIP
XL XLINE
XR XREF
-XR -XREF
Z ZOOM
ZEBRA ANALYSISZEBRA