A command alias is an
abbreviation that you enter at the command prompt instead of entering
the entire command name.
example, you can enter c instead of circle to
start the CIRCLE command. An alias is not the same as a keyboard
shortcut, which is a combination of keystrokes, such as Ctrl-S for SAVE.
The acad.pgp file
defines command aliases. You can change existing aliases or add
new ones by editing acadlt.pgp in an ASCII text editor. In addition
to command aliases in acad.pgp, you will also find comment
lines which are preceded by a semicolon (;). Comment lines allow
you to add textual information to acad.pgp, such
as when or who revised the file last.
you edit acad.pgp, create a backup so that
you can restore it later, if necessary.
define a command alias, add a line to the acad.pgp file
using the following syntax:
where abbreviation is
the command alias that you enter at the command prompt and command is
the command being abbreviated. You must enter an asterisk (*) before the command name to identify
the line as a command alias definition.
you can enter a command transparently, you can also enter its alias
transparently. When you enter the command alias, the full command
name is displayed at the command prompt and the command is executed.
You can create command aliases that include
the special hyphen (-) prefix, such as those listed here, that accesses
the version of a command that displays command prompts instead of
a dialog box.
cannot use command aliases in command scripts. Using command aliases
in custom commands is not recommended.
Restarting AutoCAD for Mac automatically
reloads the file.
To open the program parameters