Command Line Monkey

There are days that I just recall the oddest things.  Today is one of them.  While I like the ribbon and all, there are a few commands that aren’t on it, like the FIND command.  ( to Find and Replace… type _FIND at the command line)

If you have a vague idea of the command, start typing that command in, and press the TAB key until you locate the command you are looking for.


For example,  you seem frustrated with crashing, and would like some training. 

at the command line,


Press the TAB key until you arrive at:


if that doesn’t help, try stopping at:


If you are really frustrated stop at:

Command: ai_send_feedback

or as I did in the image, typed as to find ASSOCIATESHORTCUTPROJECT.

Happy keyboarding!

Note to you Civil 3ders – the Civil commands typically start with AECC.


  1. Mark Pendergraft says:

    Not sure about vanilla Autocad, but the FIND command is on the Annotate tab in Civil 3D, to the right of Check Spelling. It’s the middle box. That being said, I used to use the ALT keys to access menu items quickly all the time. I miss the ALT->E->F for FIND. 🙁
    -Mark P.

  2. Thanks Mark – I gave up looking on the Ribbon when the “command_locator” told me that it didn’t appear on the Ribbon.