AutoCAD comes with lot of different options and utilities are one of them. It is a quick access facility regarding measuring, selecting etc. It is a part of ribbon.
To select it go to Ribbon which is in Home tab > Utilities
What does Utilities option use for in AutoCAD?
Let me tell you what this option do? Basically it consists of six functions as explained below:-
Unlike dimension (DLI enter), it don’t fix the measuring quantity on sheet. It only gives the measuring data as required. It further consists of different parts:-
Follow this image for clear idea.
2. ID POINT
It is used to find out coordinates of a point i.e. (X and Y). Just select this and specify the point on drawing and you get the coordinates.
3. POINT STYLE
It is used to change the style of points for instance if we want to change the points’ style after using the multiple points options from draw tools then this option can be used. Check the given below image for reference.
4. QUICK CALCULATOR
Very useful for tough calculations and consists of options like scientific, units conversion, and variables. Check the below given image for quick overview.
5. QUICK SELECT
Many times we have vast drawing with multiple things and we are required to select one specific thing in drawing but that thing is present in different parts of drawing and selecting all of them individually is a kind of wastage of time. So, to get out of this problem, we use quick select option as shown in the below given points.
1 Step: Q + enter. This command appears a box.
2 Step: In box, we have Apply to (default@entire drawing), Object type, Properties (of object type), Opreator (of properties), value (input) and at last press OK.
6. SELECT ALL
This option is used to select entire drawing.
- Measure – MEASUREGEOM
- Id point – ID
- Point style – PTYPE
- Quick calculator – QUICKCALC
- Quick select – QSELECT
- Select all – AI_SELALL
Utilities option is a temporary action. It doesn’t fix on sheet after applying for further reference. It is for the immediate requirement that occurs at the specific time.
All the output data appears just above the command box.
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Hi, I am Parvinder Singh from Delhi. I’m a civil engineer completed my B.TECH from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota. Now I’m doing AutoCAD course at this CAD Training Institute in Delhi. I’ve tried to explain the topic of the blog in as simple words as I could. I hope this will give you an idea about how does this Utilities option works in AutoCAD.