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How to switch between drawing windows using a keyboard?

A - answer If you want to switch quickly between individual drawings opened in an AutoCAD session, use (as in other MDI Windows applications) the standard Windows keyboard shortcut - Ctrl+F6 (or Ctrl+Tab).

The first 9 drawings can be switched with the Alt+W1 to Alt+W9 key combinations.

You can also use the AcadXtabs ARX application by Tony Tanzillo (www.caddzone.com) or Cadwerx DocBar or iDwgTab, or the free Drawing Tabs by Autodesk.

Since AutoCAD version 2005 you can use the TASKBAR command (=1) to represent each opened drawing as a separate button in Windows taskbar - then you can use your cursor or Alt+Tab to quickly switch between drawings.

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See also:
Tip 8289:Autodesk Navisworks keyboard shortcuts.
Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.
Tip 5976:Keyboard shortcuts defined in AutoCAD.


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