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New AutoCAD Commands and System Variables Reference

New AutoCAD Commands and System Variables Reference

Provides a quick VCade to which commands are new in this release.

2016 New Commands and System Variables

New commands Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
CLOSEALLOTHER Closes all other open drawings, except the current active drawing. X X
CMATTACH

COORDINATIONMODELATTACH

Inserts references to coordination models such as NWD and NWC Navisworks files. X  
DIGITALSIGN Provides a separate command to add a digital signature to a drawing. Removes the Digital
Signature tab from the SECURITYOPTIONS command.
X X
GOTOSTART Switches from the current active drawing to the Start tab. X X
PCEXTRACTCENTERLINE Draws a centerline for a cylindrical segment of a point cloud. X  
PCEXTRACTCORNER Marks the point of the intersection between three detected planes in a point cloud.

X  
PCEXTRACTEDGE Infers the edge between two planes and draws a line to mark the edge. X  
PCEXTRACTSECTION Generates 2D geometry from a point cloud that contains section objects. X  
POINTCLOUDCROPSTATE Controls saving, restoring, and deleting point cloud crop states. X  
RENDERENVIRONMENTCLOSE Closes the Render Environment & Exposure palette. X  
RENDEREXPOSURECLOSE Closes the Render Environment & Exposure palette. X  
RENDERWINDOW Displays the Render window. Replaces the RENDERWIN command. X  
RENDERWINDOWCLOSE Closes the Render window. X  
SCRIPTCALL Executes a sequence of commands the same as the SCRIPT command, with the additional
capability of also executing nested scripts.
X X
SECTIONSPINNERS Sets the default increment value for the Section Offset and Slice Thickness controls
in the Section Plane Contextual Ribbon tab.
X  
SYSVARMONITOR Displays the System Variable Monitor dialog box. X X
New system variables Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
CMFADECOLOR Controls the amount of black blended on all attached coordination models. X  
CMFADEOPACITY Controls the amount of dimming through transparency for all attached coordination
models.
X  
DIMLAYER Specifies a default layer for new dimensions. X X
DIMPICKBOX Sets the object selection target height, in pixels within the DIM command. X X
DIMTXTRULER Controls the display of ruler when editing a dimension text. X X
EXPVALUE Specifies the exposure value to apply during rendering. X  
EXPWHITEBALANCE Specifies the Kelvin color temperature (white balance) value to apply during rendering.

X  
GALLERYVIEW Controls the type of preview in the ribbon drop-down galleries. X X
IBLENVIRONMENT Enables image-based lighting and specifies the current image map. X  
LEGACYCODESEARCH Controls whether searching for executable files includes the current and drawing folders.

X  
LINEFADING Controls whether line displays are faded when hardware acceleration is on and you
have exceeded the line density limits.
X X
LINEFADINGLEVEL When hardware acceleration is on, controls the intensity of the line fading effect.

X X
POINTCLOUD2DVSDISPLAY Turns off or on the bounding box and text message when viewing a point cloud in the
2D Wireframe visual style.
X  
POINTCLOUDEDGEDISPLAY Specifies the type of edge preview displayed in a point cloud. X  
RENDERENVSTATE Indicates whether the Render Environment & Exposure palette is open or closed. X  
RENDERLEVEL Specifies the number of iterations, or levels, the render engine performs to create
the rendered image.
X  
RENDERLIGHTCALC Controls the rendering accuracy of lights and materials. X  
RENDERTARGET Controls the duration to use for rendering. X  
RENDERTIME Specifies the number of minutes that the render engine uses to iteratively refine
a rendered image.
X  
REVCLOUDCREATEMODE Specifies the default input for creating revision clouds. X X
REVCLOUDGRIPS Controls the number of grips displayed on a revision cloud. X X
SECTIONOFFSETINC Sets the default increment value for the section object slice thickness control. X  
SECTIONTHICKNESSINC Sets the default increment value for section object offset control. X  
SELECTIONEFFECTCOLOR Sets the color of the glowing highlighting effect on object selection. X X
STARTINFOLDER Stores the drive and folder path from where the product was started. X X
SYSMON Specifies whether changes to system variables values are monitored. X X
WORKINGFOLDER Stores the drive and folder path of the operating system’s working folder or current directory for the process, which can be of interest to developers. X X
XREFOVERRIDE Controls the display of object properties on referenced layers. X X

2015 New Commands and System Variables

New commands Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
GEOMAPIMAGE Captures a portion of the online map to an object known as a map image, and embeds
it in the drawing area.
X X
GEOMAPIMAGEUPDATE Reloads map images from the online maps service and optionally resets their resolution
for optimal on-screen viewing.
X X
ISODRAFT Turns isometric drafting on or off along with all related settings, and specifies
the current 2D isometric drafting plane.
X X
NEWTAB Displays a New Tab which allows direct access to files, learning resources, Autodesk
A360 and more.
X X
ONLINEAUTOCAD360 Launches AutoCAD 360 in your default browser. X X
PMTOGGLE Controls whether the Performance Recorder is turned on or off. The Performance Feedback
tool can be used to record performance issues for analysis by Autodesk.
X  
POINTCLOUDCOLORMAP Displays the Point Cloud Color Map dialog box, used to define settings for Intensity,
Elevation, and Classification point cloud stylizations.
X  
POINTCLOUDCROP Crops a selected point cloud to a specified polygonal, rectangular, or circular boundary.

X  
POINTCLOUDMANAGER Displays the Point Cloud Manager palette, used to control display of point cloud projects,
regions, and scans.
X  
POINTCLOUDMANAGERCLOSE Closes the Point Cloud Manager. X  
POINTCLOUDSTYLIZE Controls the coloration of point clouds. X  
POINTCLOUDUNCROP Permanently removes all cropped areas from selected point clouds. X  
PTYPE Specifies the display style and size of point objects. X X
TEXTALIGN Aligns multiple text objects vertically, horizontally, or obliquely. X X
RECAP Launches Autodesk ReCap from within AutoCAD. X  
New system variables Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
COLORTHEME Sets the color theme of the ribbon, palettes, and several other interface elements
to dark or light.
X X
COMMANDPREVIEW Controls whether a preview of the possible outcome of the command is displayed. X X
COMPLEXLTPREVIEW Controls whether a preview of the complex linetype is displayed during interactive
operations.
X X
CURSORBADGE Determines whether the cursor badge are displayed in the drawing area. X X
HIGHLIGHTSMOOTHING Controls the anti-aliasing effect on object highlighting. X X
HPLINETYPE Controls how non-continuous linetypes are displayed in hatch patterns. X X
LAYOUTTAB Controls whether Model and Layout tabs are displayed or not. X X
MTEXTAUTOSTACK Controls autostacking for the MTEXT command. X X
MTEXTDETECTSPACE Controls whether the keyboard spacebar is used to create list items in the MTEXT command.

X X
NEWTABMODE Specifies whether clicking the plus sign (+) on the file tab bar displays the New
Tab or opens a new drawing.
X X
ORBITAUTOTARGET Controls how the target point is acquired for the 3DORBIT command. X  
OSNAPOVERRIDE Determines whether the object snap settings in the OSNAP dialog are enforced. X X
PCMSTATE Indicates whether the Point Cloud Manager is open or closed. X  
POINTCLOUDLIGHTING Controls the way lighting effects are displayed for a point cloud. X X
POINTCLOUDLIGHTSOURCE Determines the light source for point clouds when lighting is turned on. X X
POINTCLOUDLOD Sets the level of density of point display for point clouds. X X
POINTCLOUDPOINTMAXLEGACY Applies only to legacy (pre-2015) point clouds. Sets the maximum number of points
that can be displayed for all legacy point clouds attached to the drawing.
X X
POINTCLOUDPOINTSIZE Controls the size of the points for new point cloud objects. X X
POINTCLOUDSHADING Specifies whether the brightness of the points in the point cloud are diffuse or specular.

X X
POINTCLOUDVISRETAIN Controls whether a legacy drawing (created in AutoCAD 2014) retains the on or off
status of individual scans (RCS files) and regions referenced by an attached point
cloud project (RCP file).
X X
SORTORDER Specifies whether the layer list is ordered using a natural sort order or ASCII values.

X X
STATUSBARSTATE Indicates whether the status bar is visible or not. X X
TEXTALIGNMODE Stores the alignment option for aligned text. X X
TEXTALIGNSPACING Stores the spacing option for aligned text. X X
TEXTALLCAPS Controls automatic correction for MTEXT and TEXT/DTEXT when CAPS LOCK is active.

X X
TEXTAUTOCORRECTCAPS Controls whether or not Caps Lock is automatically turned off for Multiline text and
Text.
X X

2014 New Commands and System Variables

New commands Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
DESIGNFEEDCLOSE Closes the Design Feed palette. X X
DESIGNFEEDOPEN Opens the Design Feed palette. X X
FILETAB Displays the File tabs at the top of the drawing area. X X
FILETABCLOSE Hides the File tabs at the top of the drawing area. X X
GEOLOCATEME Displays or hides an indicator that shows your current position. X X
GEOMAP Displays a map from an online maps service, in the current viewport. X X
GEOMARKLATLONG Places a position marker at a location defined by a latitude and longitude. X X
GEOMARKME Places a position marker in model space at the spot corresponding to your current
position.
X X
GEOMARKPOINT Places a position marker at a specified point in model space. X X
GEOMARKPOSITION Places a position marker at a location you specify. X X
GEOREMOVE Removes all geographic location information from the drawing file. X X
GEOREORIENTMARKER Modifies the orientation and position of the geographic marker without changing its
latitude and longitude properties.
X X
INPUTSEARCHOPTIONS Controls settings for working with AutoComplete and AutoCorrect suggestions on the
command line.
X X
ONLINEOPENFOLDER Opens your local Autodesk A360 folder in Windows Explorer. X X
WEBLOAD Loads a JavaScript file from a URL, and then executes the JavaScript code contained
in the file.
X  
New system variables Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
CGEOCS Stores the name of the GIS coordinate system assigned to the drawing file. X X
CLAYOUT Sets the current layout. X X
DESIGNFEEDSTATE Indicates whether the Design Feed palette is open or closed. X X
DIMCONTINUEMODE Determines whether the style of a continued dimension is based on the dimension that
is being continued or on the current dimension style.
X X
FILETABPREVIEW Controls the type of preview, list view or thumbnail view, when you hover over a file
tab.
X X
FILETABSTATE Indicates the display status of the file tabs at the top of the drawing area. X X
FILETABTHUMBHOVER Specifies whether the corresponding model or layout loads in the drawing window when
you hover over a file tab thumbnail.
X X
GEOMARKPOSITIONSIZE Specifies the scale factor to use for point objects and multiline text objects when
creating position markers.
X X
HPPICKMODE Sets whether the default method for identifying what to hatch is to select a point
or to select an object.
X X
INPUTSEARCHDELAY Sets the number of milliseconds to delay before the command line suggestion list is
displayed.
X X
POINTCLOUDCACHESIZE Specifies amount of memory the reserved to display for point clouds. X X
POINTCLOUDVISRETAIN Controls whether the drawing retains the on or off status of point cloud scan files
that are referenced by an attached RCP file.
X  
SAFEMODE Indicates whether executable code can be loaded and executed in the current AutoCAD
session.
X  
SECURELOAD Controls whether AutoCAD loads executable files based on their location. X  
TOUCHMODE For those using a touch-enabled screen or interface, controls the display of the Touch
panel on the ribbon.
X X
TRUSTEDDOMAINS Controls the domain names or URLs from which AutoCAD can run JavaScript code. X  
TRUSTEDPATHS Controls the folders from where AutoCAD can load and execute files that contain executable
code.
X  
TEXTJUSTIFY Displays the default justification used by the TEXT command to create single-line
text.
X X

2013 New Commands and System Variables

New commands Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
ARRAYCLASSIC Displays the legacy Array dialog box. X X
ONLINECOLNOW Starts an online session with AutoCAD WS, in which people that you invite can simultaneously
view and edit your current drawing.
X X
ONLINEDOCS Opens your Autodesk A360 documents list and folders in a browser. X X
ONLINEOPTIONS Opens the Online tab of the Options dialog box. X X
ONLINESHARE Designates who can access the current document from Autodesk A360. X X
ONLINESYNC Starts or stops syncing your custom settings with Autodesk A360. X X
ONLINESYNCSETTINGS Displays the Choose Which Settings Are Synced dialog box where you can specify selected
settings to be synced.
X X
OPENFROMCLOUD Opens an existing drawing file from your local Autodesk A360 sync folder. X X
POINTCLOUDCLIP Crops the display of a selected point cloud to specified boundaries. X  
POINTCLOUDINTENSITYEDIT Opens the Point Cloud Intensity Color Mapping dialog box that specifies intensity
color mapping for eligible point clouds.
X  
SAVETOCLOUD Saves an existing drawing file to your local Autodesk A360 sync folder under a new
file name.
X X
SURFEXTRACTCURVE Extracts isolines curves from a surface. X  
VIEWCOMPONENT Selects drawing view components for editing. X  
VIEWDETAIL Supports the creation of detail views by selecting an existing drawing view X  
VIEWSECTION Supports the creation of section views by selecting a drawing view to cut. X  
VIEWDETAILSTYLE Supports the creation or modification of detail view styles. X  
VIEWSECTIONSTYLE Supports the creation and editing of section view styles. X  
VIEWSKETCH Activates model space for a view and enters a “view sketchingâ€‌ state to edit and constrain
a section line or detail boundary
X  
VIEWSKETCHCLOSE Exits a “view sketchingâ€‌ state and makes paper space current. X  
New system variables Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
ANNOMONITOR Turns the annotation monitor on and off. X  
ARRAYASSOCIATIVITY Sets the default behavior of new arrays to be associative or non-associative. X X
CACHEMAXFILES Sets the maximum number of graphics cache files saved in the local configured temporary
folder for the product.
X X
CACHEMAXTOTALSIZE Sets the maximum total size of all graphics cache files saved in the local configured
temporary folder for the product.
X X
CLIPROMPTLINES Sets the number of lines displayed in the temporary prompt history when an undocked
command window is set to display just the prompt line.
X X
CLIPROMPTUPDATE Controls whether the command line displays the messages and prompts generated while
an AutoLISP or script file is being executed.
X X
ONLINEDOCMODE Indicates whether a copies of your drawings and linked files are uploaded automatically
to Autodesk A360.
X X
ONLINESYNCTIME Controls the time interval for synchronizing current customization settings with a
local cache, which is then stored in Autodesk A360.
X X
POINTCLOUDCLIPFRAME Determines whether point cloud clipping boundaries are visible or plotted in the current
drawing.
X X
PLINEREVERSEWIDTHS Controls the appearance of a polyline when it is reversed. X X
POINTCLOUDBOUNDARY Turns the display of a point cloud bounding box on and off. X X
POINTCLOUDCLIPFRAME Controls whether a point cloud clipping boundary is visible on the screen and when
printed.
X X
POINTCLOUDPOINTMAX Sets the maximum number of point cloud points that can exist in a drawing. X  
PROPERTYPREVIEW Controls whether you can preview the changes to currently selected objects when you
roll over drop-down lists and galleries that control properties.
X X
PROPPREVTIMEOUT Sets the maximum number of seconds for a property preview to display before the preview
is automatically cancelled.
X  
SELECTIONPREVIEWLIMIT Limits the number of objects that can display preview highlighting during a window
or crossing selection.
X X
SNAPGRIDLEGACY Specifies whether the grid snap is active only when specifying a point, or also during
object selection.
X  
THUMBSAVE Controls whether BMP preview images are saved with the drawing. X X
VIEWSKETCHMODE Turns the view sketching state on or off. X  
VIEWUPDATEAUTO Specifies whether Model Documentation views are updated automatically when changes
are pending.
X  
WIPEOUTFRAME Controls the display of frames for wipeout objects. X X

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