1-3 The Command Line Window
The command line window is located at the bottom of the drawing screen. Use it to access commands that do not have their own icons or to select options associated with the command. Figure 1-10 shows a circle. The word CIRCLE automatically appears in the command line when you click the Circle tool on the Draw panel. As presented, the circle will be defined by entering a radius value. Enter the radius value into the box with the blue background before clicking the left mouse button to complete the circle. If the radius value does not appear, press the F12 function key and ensure that the Dynamic Input is ON.
The command line shows the word Diameter in brackets: [Diameter]. Follow the next steps to use the Circle command’s Diameter option.
Entering a Diameter Value
Click the Circle tool on the Home panel and draw a circle.
Click the command line box.
Type d and press Enter.
The system is now set for a diameter value for the circle.
Enter a value for the diameter of the circle and press Enter.
The options shown at the command line always include one uppercase letter. It may not always be the first letter. Type that letter and press Enter to access the option.
Diameter values may also be entered by first clicking the arrowhead next to the Circle tool and selecting the Center, Diameter option.