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AutoCAD System Variables - **Under Construction**
This page is dedicated to the system variables that are found in AutoCAD. The chart indicates which system variables are available in which release, which system variables changed and in which release (on going), and which system variables are new in the latest release. The PDF files are generated only a couple of times a year, while the chart is updated as new information is discovered.

Click on the links below to access PDF copies of the chart on this page.
AutoCAD R12 - 2010 System Variables Quick Guide (PDF) - Content only available to Members. Click here to login.
AutoCAD R12 - 2009 System Variables Extended Guide (PDF) - Content only available to Members. Click here to login.

Many thanks to Shaan Hurley at Autodesk for being the original source for this listing. Since both Shaan and I were working on a similar type of document, we decided to combine efforts into one project and the results of that effort are below.


   - Variable is available    - Variable is new
   - Variable was changed    - Variable not available

Note 1: Command aliases shown for some of the system variables are based on the latest release.

Note 2: Items in Bold and Italic are Read-only Variables.

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 *_TOOLPALETTEPATH
 _LINFO
 _PKSER
 _SERVER
 _VERNUM
 3DCONVERSIONMODE
 3DDWFPREC
 3DOSMODE
 3DSELECTIONMODE
 ACADLSPASDOC
 ACADPREFIX
 ACADVER
 ACIS15
 ACISOUTVER
 ACTPATH
 ACTRECORDERSTATE
 ACTRECPATH
 ACTUI
 ADCSTATE
 AEC3DDWFEDGE
 AECEIPINPROGRESS
 AECFORCEDEFAULTMODELVIEW
 AECFORCEDISPLAYBYSIZEDISABLED
 AECFORCEEXPLODETOSOLID
 AECOBJECTISOLATEMODE
 AFLAGS
 ANGBASE
 ANGDIR
 ANNOALLVISIBLE
 ANNOAUTOSCALE
 ANNOMONITOR
 ANNOTATIVEDWG
 APBOX
 APERTURE
 APPAUTOLOAD
 APPFRAMERESOURCES
 APPLYGLOBALOPACITIES
 APSTATE
 AREA
 ARRAYASSOCIATIVITY
 ARRAYCREATION
 ARRAYEDITSTATE
 ARRAYTYPE
 ASSISTSTATE
 ATTDIA
 ATTIPE
 ATTMODE
 ATTMULTI
 ATTREQ
 AUDITCTL
 AUNITS
 AUPREC
 AUTOCOMPLETEDELAY
 AUTOCOMPLETEMODE
 AUTODWFPUBLISH
 AUTOMATICPUB
 AUTOSNAP
 AUXSTAT
 AXISMODE
 AXISUNIT
 BACKGROUNDPLOT
 BACKZ
 BACTIONBARMODE
 BACTIONCOLOR
 BCONSTATUSMODE
 BDEPENDENCYHIGHLIGHT
 BGRIPOBJCOLOR
 BGRIPOBJSIZE
 BINDTYPE
 BLIPMODE
 BLOCKEDITLOCK
 BLOCKEDITOR
 BLOCKTESTWINDOW
 BPARAMETERCOLOR
 BPARAMETERFONT
 BPARAMETERSIZE
 BPTEXTHORIZONTAL
 BTMARKDISPLAY
 BVMODE
 CACHEMAXFILES
 CACHEMAXTOTALSIZE
 CALCINPUT
 CAMERADISPLAY
 CAMERAHEIGHT
 CANNOSCALE
 CANNOSCALEVALUE
 CAPTURETHUMBNAILS
 CBARDISPLAYMODE
 CBARTRANSPARENCY
 CCONSTRAINTFORM
 CDATE
 CDYNDISPLAYMODE
 CECOLOR
 CELTSCALE
 CELTYPE
 CELWEIGHT
 CENTERMT
 CETRANSPARENCY
 CHAMFERA
 CHAMFERB
 CHAMFERC
 CHAMFERD
 CHAMMODE
 CIPMODE
 CIRCLERAD
 CLASSICKEYS
 CLAYER
 CLEANSCREENSTATE
 CLIPROMPTLINES
 CLIPROMPTUPDATE
 CLISTATE
 CMATERIAL
 CMDACTIVE
 CMDDIA
 CMDECHO
 CMDINPUTHISTORYMAX
 CMDNAMES
 CMLEADERSTYLE
 CMLJUST
 CMLSCALE
 CMLSTYLE
 CNAMEFORMAT
 COMPASS
 CONSTRAINTBARDISPLAY
 CONSTRAINTBARMODE
 CONSTRAINTCURSORDISPLAY
 CONSTRAINTINFER
 CONSTRAINTNAMEFORMAT
 CONSTRAINTRELAX
 CONSTRAINTSOLVEMODE
 CONTENTEXPLORERSTATE
 COORDS
 COPYMODE
 CPLOTSTYLE
 CPROFILE
 CPUTICKS
 CROSSINGAREACOLOR
 CSHADOW
 CTAB
 CTABLESTYLE
 CULLINGOBJ
 CULLINGOBJSELECTION
 CURRENTPROFILE
 CURSORSIZE
 CVIEWDETAILSTYLE
 CVIEWSECTIONSTYLE
 CVPORT
 DASHBOARDSTATE
 DATALINKNOTIFY
 DATE
 DBCSTATE
 DBGLISTALL
 DBLCLKEDIT
 DBMOD
 DCTCUST
 DCTMAIN
 DEFAULTGIZMO
 DEFAULTINDEX
 DEFAULTLIGHTING
 DEFAULTLIGHTINGTYPE
 DEFLPLSTYLE
 DEFPLSTYLE
 DELOBJ
 DEMANDLOAD
 DGNFRAME
 DGNIMPORTMAX
 DGNIMPORTMODE
 DGNIMPORTUNITCONVERSION
 DGNMAPPINGPATH
 DGNOSNAP
 DIASTAT
 DIGITIZER
 DIMADEC
 DIMALT
 DIMALTD
 DIMALTF
 DIMALTRND
 DIMALTTD
 DIMALTTZ
 DIMALTU
 DIMALTZ
 DIMANNO
 DIMAPOST
 DIMARCSYM
 DIMASO
 DIMASSOC
 DIMASZ
 DIMATFIT
 DIMAUNIT
 DIMAZIN
 DIMBLK
 DIMBLK1
 DIMBLK2
 DIMCEN
 DIMCLRD
 DIMCLRE
 DIMCLRT
 DIMCONSTRAINTICON
 DIMDEC
 DIMDLE
 DIMDLI
 DIMDSEP
 DIMEXE
 DIMEXO
 DIMFIT
 DIMFRAC
 DIMFXL
 DIMFXLON
 DIMGAP
 DIMJOGANG
 DIMJUST
 DIMLDRBLK
 DIMLFAC
 DIMLIM
 DIMLTEX1
 DIMLTEX2
 DIMLTYPE
 DIMLUNIT
 DIMLWD
 DIMLWE
 DIMPOST
 DIMRND
 DIMSAH
 DIMSCALE
 DIMSD1
 DIMSD2
 DIMSE1
 DIMSE2
 DIMSHO
 DIMSOXD
 DIMSTYLE
 DIMTAD
 DIMTDEC
 DIMTFAC
 DIMTFILL
 DIMTFILLCLR
 DIMTIH
 DIMTIX
 DIMTM
 DIMTMOVE
 DIMTOFL
 DIMTOH
 DIMTOL
 DIMTOLJ
 DIMTP
 DIMTSZ
 DIMTVP
 DIMTXSTY
 DIMTXT
 DIMTXTDIRECTION
 DIMTZIN
 DIMUNIT
 DIMUPT
 DIMZIN
 DISPLAYVIEWCUBEIN2D
 DISPSILH
 DISTANCE
 DIVMESHBOXHEIGHT
 DIVMESHBOXLENGTH
 DIVMESHBOXWIDTH
 DIVMESHCONEAXIS
 DIVMESHCONEBASE
 DIVMESHCONEHEIGHT
 DIVMESHCYLAXIS
 DIVMESHCYLBASE
 DIVMESHCYLHEIGHT
 DIVMESHPYRBASE
 DIVMESHPYRHEIGHT
 DIVMESHPYRLENGTH
 DIVMESHSPHEREAXIS
 DIVMESHSPHEREHEIGHT
 DIVMESHTORUSPATH
 DIVMESHTORUSSECTION
 DIVMESHWEDGEBASE
 DIVMESHWEDGEHEIGHT
 DIVMESHWEDGELENGTH
 DIVMESHWEDGESLOPE
 DIVMESHWEDGEWIDTH
 DONUTID
 DONUTOD
 DRAGMODE
 DRAGP1
 DRAGP2
 DRAGVS
 DRAWORDERCTL
 DRSTATE
 DTEXTED
 DWFFRAME
 DWFOSNAP
 DWGCHECK
 DWGCODEPAGE
 DWGNAME
 DWGPREFIX
 DWGTITLED
 DWGWRITE
 DXEVAL
 DYNCONSTRAINTDISPLAY
 DYNCONSTRAINTMODE
 DYNDIGRIP
 DYNDIVIS
 DYNMODE
 DYNPICOORDS
 DYNPIFORMAT
 DYNPIVIS
 DYNPROMPT
 DYNTOOLTIPS
 EDGEMODE
 ELEVATION
 ENTERPRISEMENU
 ENTEXTS
 ENTMODS
 ERHIGHLIGHT
 ERRNO or *ERRNO
 ERSTATE
 EXPERT
 EXPLMODE
 EXPORTEPLOTFORMAT
 EXPORTMODELSPACE
 EXPORTPAGESETUP
 EXPORTPAPERSPACE
 EXTMAX
 EXTMIN
 EXTNAMES
 FACETERDEVNORMAL
 FACETERDEVSURFACE
 FACETERGRIDRATIO
 FACETERMAXEDGELENGTH
 FACETERMAXGRID
 FACETERMESHTYPE
 FACETERMINUGRID
 FACETERMINVGRID
 FACETERPRIMITIVEMODE
 FACETERSMOOTHLEV
 FACETRATIO
 FACETRES
 FBXIMPORTLOG
 FFLIMIT
 FIELDDISPLAY
 FIELDEVAL
 FILEDIA
 FILLETRAD
 FILLETRAD3D
 FILLMODE
 FLATLAND
 FONTALT
 FONTMAP
 FORCE_PAGING
 FRAME
 FRAMESELECTION
 FRONTZ
 FULLOPEN
 FULLPLOTPATH
 GEOLATLONGFORMAT
 GEOMARKETVISIBILITY
 GFANG
 GFCLR1
 GFCLR2
 GFCLRLUM
 GFCLRSTATE
 GFNAME
 GFSHIFT
 GLOBALOPACITY
 GRIDDISPLAY
 GRIDMAJOR
 GRIDMODE
 GRIDSTYLE
 GRIDUNIT
 GRIPBLOCK
 GRIPCOLOR
 GRIPCONTOUR
 GRIPDYNCOLOR
 GRIPHOT
 GRIPHOVER
 GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL
 GRIPOBJLIMIT
 GRIPS
 GRIPSIZE
 GRIPSUBOBJMODE
 GRIPTIPS
 GROUPDISPLAYMODE
 GTAUTO
 GTDEFAULT
 GTLOCATION
 HALOGAP
 HANDLES
 HATCHBOUNDSET
 HATCHCREATION
 HATCHTYPE
 HELPPREFIX
 HIDEPRECISION
 HIDETEXT
 HIDEXREFSCALES
 HIGHLIGHT
 HPANG
 HPANNOTATIVE
 HPASSOC
 HPBACKGROUNDCOLOR
 HPBOUND
 HPBOUNDRETAIN
 HPCOLOR
 HPDLGMODE
 HPDOUBLE
 HPDRAWORDER
 HPGAPTOL
 HPINHERIT
 HPISLANDDETECTION
 HPISLANDDETECTIONMODE
 HPLASTPATTERN
 HPLAYER
 HPMAXAREAS
 HPMAXLINES