In the previous post (found here) the various coordinate input methods are explained. And near the end of the post the dynamic input tool is briefly explained as being polar, relative by default which is different from when dynamic input is turned off. Being that AutoCAD is as customizable as it is today’s post shows how to make dynamic input act the same way as the command line.
- Right click on the dynamic input toggle in the status bar and select “Settings”
- In the Drafting Settings dialog box, Select Settings in the “Pointer Input” area of the dialog box.
- A new dialog box will appear called the “Pointer Input Settings”
- The settings under the “Format” section are the settings that you will want to change. Be default they are set to “Polar format” and “Relative coordinates.” To change these to behave the same way as when dynamic is turned off select “Cartesian format” and “Absolute coordinates.”
See the below chart for a comparison of the different ways to input coordinates (with or without dynamic input).