AutoCAD AUTOCOMPLETE command
One of the new features you have probably noticed in AutoCAD 2012 is the new command line capabilities. When you start typing something in, AutoCAD automatically starts searching to help you finish the thought. Did you know you can configure how this works?
Run the AUTOCOMPLETE command and take a look at the options.
- Append - Controls whether or not AutoCAD attempts to complete the command or system variable you have started to enter (see image below).
- List - Controls whether or not the popup list of probable matches appears (see image below).
- Icon - Controls whether or not icons are used for commands at the command line (see image below).
- System Variables - Controls whether or not system variables are included in the Append and Lisp features.
- Delay - Controls the amount of time before the Append or List action starts.
- On & Off - Controls operation of the entire feature.
Below is an image showing the options of this command. In this example, I typed in "auto", and after the delay time, the List appears with any command or system variable that begins with "auto", and the Append feature fills in the first command in the list (the list is in alphabetical order).
Note that if you disable List and Append, you get the same effect as turning the entire feature off.
So what do you think about this feature? Do you like it, do you turn it off, do you disable some part of it?