Get a “Better” Grip… Multifunctional Grips


Today, I am going to point out how great the New Multifunctional Grips are… imagine a world where all you have to do to edit something is to hover your curser over it and it lists all of the relevant options that are available to you in accordance with “that grip”.  You then simply pick from that list! I know… It’s like A la Carte of CAD! And in AutoCAD 2012, the power of multifunctional grips has been extended to more AutoCAD objects, including lines, plines, arcs, elliptical arcs, dimensions, and mleaders, as well as 3D faces, edges, and vertices. Here is a look at some of the relevant options that appear depending on what grip you hover over…

GRIP OPTIONS AND DISPLAYS IN AUTOCAD 2012

GRIP OPTIONS AND DISPLAYS IN AUTOCAD 2012

Using multifunctional grips with dynamic input turned on allows you to edit the object through the dimensional values. For example, when you choose the Lengthen option for a selected line, dynamic input dimensions for the total length and the incremental length are displayed. Use the Tab key to switch between all of the dynamic values. Similarly, elliptical arcs have been also been updated to support dynamic input at the quadrants and dynamically displays the distances from the center to the quadrants along the major and minor axes. When you click on the grip, you can edit the values. The arrow grips (grips that are displayed as triangular arrows) have also been added to some additional entities as well for quick editing beyond any prior release of AutoCAD or AutoCAD Vertical based Software. So when someone tells you to get a grip in AutoCAD 2012, you will gladly accept!!!

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