Rubber-Band Lines and Off-Screen Selection: Tuesday Tips With Lynn | AutoCAD Blog


I’m just bouncing off the wall this week to tell you about two
small (but powerful!) AutoCAD graphics updates we’ve made in
AutoCAD 2018: Rubber-band line color options, and, yes, at long
last, off-screen selection. Let’s get right to it!

Rubber-Band Line Colors

Do you care about the color of the rubber-band line that
stretches dynamically within the drawing area when you’re
moving or copying objects?

AutoCAD Graphics Updates: Rubber-Band Line Color

Well, I care, which is why I’m excited that you can
now modify it from the Drawing Windows Colors dialog (Options
> Display > Colors button).

AutoCAD Graphics Updates: Rubber-Band Line Color

If only real-life rubber bands were as lovely!

Off-Screen Selection

Have you ever wanted to start a selection window in one part of
your drawing–and then pan and/or zoom to another part of your
drawing while maintaining the selection set? Actually, I
already know the answer to that, so here’s the good news: Your
wish has been granted!

AutoCAD Graphics Updates: Off-Screen Selection

Adding this functionality is easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy: Just
set the SELECTIONOFFSCREEN system variable to 1, and you’re
good to go!

More Tuesday Tips

Come back next week for some tips from my pal Dieter Schlaepfer
on grid limits, and don’t forget to check out the
full Tuesday Tips With Lynn
 in the meantime.

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