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Appendix - Understanding AutoCAD compatibility

Using enhanced AutoCAD commands in progeCAD

progeCAD enhances several AutoCAD commands by providing more options. For example, if you hold down the Shift key, progeCAD is placed temporarily in orthogonal mode, which you will find to be a useful feature for drawing at right angles. The following table lists examples of other commands with enhanced options.

Enhanced progeCAD commands

Command

Enhanced
option name

Explanation

circle

Arc

Converts an arc to a circle.

donut

2point

Determines the outside diameter of a donut by two pick points.

donut

3point

Determines the outside diameter of a donut by three pick points.

donut

RadTanTan

Determines the outside diameter of a donut by tangent points.

line

Angle

Types an angle, followed by a length.

line

Length

Types a length, followed by an angle.

msnapshot (mslide) and vsnapshot (vslide)

EMF

Saves and views screen images in enhanced metafile format.

msnapshot (mslide) and vsnapshot (vslide)

WMF

Saves and views screen images in Windows metafile format.

parallel (offset)

Both sides

Copies an entity parallel on both sides.

parallel (offset)

Wrap

Follows a complex polyline path.

plane (solid)

Rectangle

Draws a rectangular solid at any angle.

plane (solid)

Square

Draws a square solid at any angle.

plane (solid)

Triangle

Draws an equilateral solid at any angle.

rectangle

Square

Draws a square rectangle.

rectangle

Rotated

Draws a rotated rectangle.