There are many options available for customizing the Autocad 2d interface. We show you how in our Autocad 2d courses.
Firstly to open the Options dialog box there are three methods. You can type OP into the Command line at the bottom of the screen and hit Enter. Or, it may be opened via the top left Application button. The third method is to simply right-click on the drawing space and choose Options at the bottom of the list.
There are 11 tabs in the dialog box which allow you to customize just about any feature of Autocad. By default it opens at the Display tab – here we can change the overall colour scheme or by clicking the Colours button change any of the display features, for example cursor colour, screen colour, button colour. You can choose from the standard 256 colours or from any of the 15000 colours on the colour wheel.
You can also resize buttons and scroll bars, as well as the paper space appearance. A good setting to change is the Display resolution. By default this is set to 1000 – this was for older computers whose refresh was not as fast as today’s computers. Change this setting to 9000 in order to keep your circles and arcs smooth in appearance. You can also change the Cross hair size from the default of 5.
The Open and Save tab has many options for saving file formats. This is especially useful for sending drawings regularly to clients or colleagues who have an earlier version of the program. You can set it up so that your Autocad 2d drawings will always be saved in the earlier format.
The Plot and Publish tab is where we can set up our printer, or specify that the print function will always create PDFs. And there are many options for System settings, User Preferences, Drafting options, 3d modeling, selecting, profiles and online preferences under those specific tabs.
More information on all features of the program can be found at the AutoDesk website. And see many examples of our clients’ work on our Facebook page.
Other related Autocad 2d Blog Posts:
- Autocad 2d basics
- Autocad 2d introduction
- Autocad 2d drawing
- Autocad 2d workspace
- Autocad 2d isometric