Subject: Customizing display options for high resolution monitors or for switching between monitors

CADdirect is designed to run at the proper size on a variety of monitors with differ­ent display resolutions. However, if you switch between monitors that have different resolutions, or if you’re using a monitor with 4K or higher resolution, you might need to set some options manually.

These custom options are system variables available at the command prompt, not in the Options dialog box.

To set display options for 4K monitors or for switching between monitors

   1   Type any of the following system variable names and change their settings:

   3DORBITCTRSPHERESIZE — Controls the size of the small orbit sphere that displays at the rotation point when using the Constrained Orbit (3DORBIT), Continuous Orbit (3DCORBIT), and Free Orbit (3DFORBIT) commands. Enter a number from 1 to 20.

   APERTURE — Controls the entity snap selection area in pixels. Enter a number from 1 to 10.

   BLIPSIZE — Controls the blip marker size in pixels. A blip is the plus sign (+) that appears temporarily when you specify a point on the screen. Enter a number from 1 to 255.

   GRIPSIZE — Controls the size of the box (in pixels) used to display grips. Enter a number from 1 to 255.

   PDSIZE — Controls the point display size. The default value (0) specifies a point size 5% of the screen size. A value greater than 0 specifies the absolute size, and a value less than 0 specifies a percentage size.

   PICKBOX — Controls the target height for entity selection in pixels. Enter a number from 0 to 50.

   SNAPSIZE — Controls the entity snap marker size in pixels. An entity snap marker is a temporary glyph that appears when using entity snapping and indicates the current snap location. Enter a number from 1 to 20.

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