New AutoCAD 2015 Feature: Cursor Badge

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist:

One of the new features in AutoCAD 2015 is called a “Cursor Badge”. What is a “Cursor Badge” you ask? When performing certain functions inside of AutoCAD 2015, an icon representing the command appears next to your cursor.

Example: 

If I performed a zoom window, a “zoom window” badge would appear next to my cursor.
cb1If I needed to select something (window or crossing), the badge indicates the method
cb2and if I am rotating objects, it will represent the positive rotation based on my settings.
cb3However, the cursor badge hasn’t been well received in the AutoCAD community and up to this point there was no way of turning it off.  Autodesk has listened and with the release of service pack 1 for AutoCAD 2015 (h), the cursor badge can now be turned off using the system variable “CursorBadge” with a setting of 1.  You can get the AutoCAD 2015 service pack 1 here.

Any questions regarding this article or any new features of AutoCAD 2015, see the blog post or contact us.  We are here to help you stay ahead.

Until next time…

Mark L.

mark_lancaster_MG_0355 croppedMark Lancaster is the newest member to our Synergis technical team, having just joined us a year ago.  His most previous experience is as the CAD Design Manager of Pall Corporation, one of our long time customers.  In that position, he was responsible for workstation optimization and design management, established uniform standards for the local and global offices, and developed global systems to control and manage their design data.

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