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Tip# 3603 By Koby Maxwell On 20-Mar-2011
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Categories : Misc. User Tools
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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Cycle through your open AutoCAD files quickly.

Administration Manager Koby Maxwell shares a quick keystroke combination that will cycle through your open AutoCAD files.

"My favorite classic tip for AutoCAD has to be using Ctrl +Tab to quickly flick through all your open drawings. Simply use Ctrl + Tab to go to the next drawing, keeping in mind you cannot be using another command at the same time (such as typing text or drawing a polyline)."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: This a great time-saving keystroke combination. Pressing the Ctrl and Tab keys simultaneously will let you cycle through your open files. This is a Microsoft Windows function though, not an AutoCAD function. That means it will work in most programs running in Windows. Pressing Shift + Ctrl + Tab will also cycle you through open files, but in the opposite order.


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Comment by Lohan,Ronald
Posted on 2011-03-22 20:24:20
That's OK to use Ctrl + Tab. However, go to caelink.com and you can install AutoCAD Tabs and Layer Utilities for free! I have used this for years! Easier!
Comment by nemirovsky,len
Posted on 2011-03-24 14:20:44
Or To display multiple open drawings on the Windows taskbar at AutoCAD command prompt type TASKBAR and set it to 1