Today’s tip is simply a link to an excellent AutoCAD alias and shortcut reference guide provided by Autodesk & The AutoCAD team.
The link is found here: http://www.autodesk.com/store/autocad/autocad-shortcuts
I highly recommend learning command aliases like using XR in the command line instead of XREF or W instead of WBLOCK.
Note: There are many other useful examples in the linked resource. So don’t get overwhelmed or try to memorize all of them. If I could make a suggestion, skim the list of aliases or hot keys for the commands or tools that you use the most in your daily drafting routines and make a note of a few of them and try to utilize a couple one day at a time.
One more thing to note is that these are the default (out of the box) shortcuts and command aliases. Once you are comfortable with some of these default shortcuts you might realize that there are some default aliases that since they are assigned to an existing command. Luckily you can easily create brand new aliases and assign them to a command or you can assign an unused alias to a command.
A couple of examples of custom aliases that I use are CC = COPY, RR = ROTATE, SS = SELECTSIMILAR.
These aliases can be edited in the “Alias Editor” which appends the acad.pgp file.
For more help in running the ALIASEDIT command, refer to this previous post: http://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/system-variables-dialog-box/
Thank you to the AutoCAD team for making this list of shortcuts & aliases available in such an easy and thorough format.