AutoCAD Mouse Wheel Zoom

If you use AutoCAD a fair amount like I do, and have been doing so for many years, then I’m sure that you can identify with getting a bit excited when you stumble across a command or tool that does something great. That’s what happened to me last week.

So last week I was working on a floor plan drawing, and noticed that if I hovered my mouse cursor over a specific part of the drawing, and then used my mouse wheel to zoom in, that the zoom would be focused on the specific point I was hovered over.

Previous to this, I didn’t give much thought to how the mouse wheel zoom in worked. Perhaps I just assumed that the zoom would focus about the center of my screen. Needless to say, when I realized this, I was like, “Oh wow, this is SO helpful!” In light on my “Ah-ha!” moment, I thought I’d share.

p.s. If you’re a new AutoCAD user who isn’t using a mouse with a wheel, then please let me tell you that it’s a must feature for an AutoCAD mouse. =)

My wheel mouse.

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About Brian M. Curran

I'm Brian M. Curran and I run a drafting services business in NYC. My aim is to create quality drawings, and to be entrusted with important projects. For some project on-site videos, please visit my Google profile.
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One Response to AutoCAD Mouse Wheel Zoom

  1. anonimo says:

    Hello Brian,

    I liked your comment about the mouse wheel. I have no one like that, because mine is digital, but you’re right is very useful. Also their website has lots of information that is interesting to know.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Anonymous.

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