GRID
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Displays a grid pattern in the current viewport.

Access Methods

 Toolbar: Status bar Grid 
 Command entry: 'grid for transparent use

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Specify grid spacing(X) or [ON/OFF/Snap/Major/aDaptive/Limits/Follow/Aspect] <current>: Specify a value or enter an option

Grid Spacing (X)

Sets the grid to the specified value. Entering x after the value sets the grid spacing to the specified value multiplied by the snap interval.

On

Turns on the grid using the current spacing.

Off

Turns off the grid.

Snap

Sets the grid spacing to the snap interval specified by the SNAP command.

Major

Specifies the frequency of major grid lines compared to minor grid lines. Grid lines rather than grid dots are displayed when SHADEMODE is set to Hidden. (GRIDMAJOR system variable)

Adaptive

Controls the density of grid lines when zoomed in or out.

  • Adaptive Behavior. Limits the density of grid lines or dots when zoomed out. This setting is also controlled by theGRIDDISPLAY system variable.
  • Allow Subdivision Below Grid Spacing. If turned on, generates additional, more closely spaced grid lines or dots when zoomed in. The frequency of these grid lines is determined by the frequency of the major grid lines.

Limits

Displays the grid beyond the area specified by the LIMITS command.

Follow

Changes the grid plane to follow the XY plane of the dynamic UCS. This setting is also controlled by theGRIDDISPLAY system variable.

Aspect

Changes the grid spacing in the X and Y directions.

Entering x following either value defines it as a multiple of the snap interval rather than the drawing units.

The Aspect option is not available when the current snap style is Isometric.