New to 2009 is the default icon mode for the drawing tool buttons. You know what these are, the SNAP GRID ORTHO POLAR OSNAP, etc. buttons down in the status bar. They take up less room as icons, but you will need to figure out what each one does.
Out of the box, they look like this:
If you right click on any button, you will get this menu:
Uncheck the Use Icons item to restore the previous TEXT buttons, like this:
Polar Tracking, Object Snap, and Object Tracking include a context menu to quickly change settings without having to open a dialog.
New to this bunch of tools is the QP, or Quick Properties button. Heidi Hewett has put together a nice article on Quick Properties.
Labels: AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2009, New Features, Tips
Posted 4/01/2008 05:30:00 PM
Date: April 1, 2008 at 11:25:00 PM CDT
I wonder why they feel the need to make changes to this feature? I don't see where this accomplishes anything but maybe a few pixels of space.
I feel that certain things do need to change over time to make a program better. But changing icon looks is kind of pointless to me.
Just my $0.02 is all. :-)
Comment from: Kenneth
Date: May 13, 2008 at 9:21:00 AM CDT
Thanks for that cool tidbit of info. Autodesk just loves changing things and not publishing the ways to change it back to the old style. These are the perfect example.