In this Tip we will focus on how to work with AutoCAD ToolTips, this has been for a long time since 2009.
When a user places the cursor over a command in AutoCAD Software 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
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)