AutoCAD Tool Tips, have been for a long time since 2009. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to access AutoCAD Tool Tips in AutoCAD 2013., but before that, Tool Tips can be considered as part of the Help process for a user.
When a user places the cursor over a command in AutoCAD for more than 1 second a tool tip appears, additionally for the next second a detailed tool tip appears. See below
If we continue to retain the cursor on the command, a detailed tool tip appears as shown below
Expanded Tool Tip in AutoCAD 2013
Customization of Tool Tip :
The customization of tool tip can be carried out in the Options Dialogue Box. How to access the Option Dialogue Box ?
- When you select Show shortcut keys in Tool Tips – It activates the display of tool tips, when you move the cursor over any command in AutoCAD and also shows the shortcut key for that command.
- When you select Show extended Tool Tips – It activates the enhanced tool tip.(Controls the display of extended tooltips.)
- The value you enter in the Number of seconds to delay – Sets the delay time between the display of basic tooltips and extended tooltips.
Command Prompt Entry for activating Tool Tips
Enter new value for TOOLTIPS <1>: 2
Requires 0 or 1 only.
Enter new value for TOOLTIPS <1>: 0 (Deactivates the Tool Tip)
Enter new value for TOOLTIPS <0>: 1 (Activates the Tool Tip)