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.


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.


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