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Using Commands Transparently

Transparent commands are a series of commands and functions that you can use when another command is being executed.

To use a command transparently, type an apostrophe before a command name. You can use only a subset of commands transparently.

Transparent commands include commands and functions for:

  • Changing the view of the graphics area (for example, Zoom and Pan commands)
  • Controlling drawing precision (for example, Grid, Snap, and Ortho commands)
  • Invoking inquiry and info functions
  • Loading or closing toolbars
  • Invoking the help system

EntitySnap and Entity Selection options are inherently transparent.

After execution of the transparent command, the original command continues.

To invoke a transparent command:

  • At any prompt of a running command in the command window, type an apostrophe before a command name. For instance, 'Zoom.

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