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Shortcuts Guide

One Key Shortcuts
Toggles and Screen Management
Hot Keys A–Z
Printable Keyboard Stickers
ONE KEY SHORTCUTS [SEE PRINTABLE KEYBOARD STICKERS ON PAGE 11]

Toggle Dynamic UCS

Toggle ortho mode

Toggle polar mode
Toggle text screen

Toggle snap mode
Toggle grid mode
Toggle 3DOsnap

Toggle Isoplane

Toggle dynamic
snap tracking
Toggle object

Toggle object
Display Help

input mode
snap mode
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Q W E R T Y U I O P { } |
Tab Insert Page
QSAVE WBLOCK ERASE REDRAW MTEXT INSERT OFFSET PAN [ ] \ Up

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Caps Lock Enter Delete Page
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Shift Z X C V B N M Shift
ZOOM EXPLODE CIRCLE VIEW BLOCK MOVE , . /

Ctrl Start Alt Alt Ctrl

Q QSAVE / Saves the current drawing. C CIRCLE / Creates a circle. H H
 ATCH / Fills an enclosed area or selected
objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or
A A
 RC / Creates an arc. R REDRAW / Refreshes the display gradient fill.
in the current viewport.
Z ZOOM
 / Increases or decreases the J JOIN / Joins similar objects to form
magnification of the view in the F FILLET / Rounds and fillets the edges a single, unbroken object.
current viewport. of objects.
M MOVE / Moves objects a specified
W WBLOCK
 / Writes objects or V VIEW / Saves and restores named distance in a specified direction.
a block to a new drawing file. views, camera views, layout views,
and preset views. I INSERT / Inserts a block or drawing
S 
STRETCH / Stretches objects crossed into the current drawing.
by a selection window or polygon. T MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object.
O OFFSET / Creates concentric circles,
X E
 XPLODE / Breaks a compound G GROUP / Creates and manages saved parallel lines, and parallel curves.
object into its component objects. sets of objects called groups.
L LINE / Creates straight line segments.
E E
 RASE / Removes objects from a drawing. B BLOCK / Creates a block definition
from selected objects. P PAN / Adds a parameter with grips
D  IMSTYLE / Creates and
D to a dynamic block definition.
modifies dimension styles. 2
TOGGLES AND SCREEN MANAGEMENT

Toggle General Features Manage Screen Manage Drawings
Ctrl+d Toggle coordinate display Ctrl+0 (zero) Clean Screen Ctrl+n New Drawing

Ctrl+g Toggle Grid Ctrl+1 Property Palette Ctrl+s Save drawing

Ctrl+e Cycle isometric planes Ctrl+2 Design Center Palette Ctrl+o Open drawing

Ctrl+f Toggle running object snaps Ctrl+3 Tool Palette Ctrl+p Plot dialog box

Ctrl+h Toggle Pick Style Ctrl+4 Sheet Set Palette Ctrl+Tab Switch to next

Ctrl+Shift+h Toggle Hide pallets Ctrl+6 DBConnect Manager Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch to previous drawing

Ctrl+i Toggle Coords Ctrl+7 Markup Set Manager Palette Ctrl+Page Up Switch to previous tab
in current drawing
Ctrl+Shift+i Toggle Infer Constraints Ctrl+8 Quick Calc
Ctrl+Page Down  Switch to next tab
Ctrl+9 Command Line in current drawing
Toggle Drawing Modes Ctrl+q Exit
F1 Display Help Manage Workflow Ctrl+a Select all objects
F2 Toggle text screen Ctrl+c Copy object

F3 Toggle object snap mode Ctrl+x Cut object

F4 Toggle 3DOsnap Ctrl+v Paste object

F5 Toggle Isoplane Ctrl+Shift+c Copy to clipboard with base point

F6 Toggle Dynamic UCS Ctrl+Shift+v Paste data as block

F7 Toggle grid mode Ctrl+z Undo last action

F8 Toggle ortho mode Ctrl+y Redo last action

F9 Toggle snap mode Ctrl+[ Cancel current command
(or ctrl+\)
F10 Toggle polar mode
ESC Cancel current command
F11 Toggle object snap tracking

F12 Toggle dynamic input mode

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HOT KEYS A–Z

A
A ARC / Creates an arc.
B
B BLOCK / Creates a block definition
C
C CIRCLE / Creates a circle.
from selected objects.
AA AREA / Calculates the area and perimeter CAM CAMERA / Sets a camera and target
of objects or of defined areas. BC BCLOSE / Closes the Block Editor. location to create and save a 3D
perspective view of objects.
ADC ADCENTER / Manages and inserts content BE BEDIT / Opens the block definition
such as blocks, xrefs, and hatch patterns. in the Block Editor. CBAR CONSTRAINTBAR / A toolbar-like UI
element that displays the available
AL ALIGN / Aligns objects with other objects BH HATCH / Fills an enclosed area or geometric constraints on an object.
in 2D and 3D. selected objects with a hatch pattern,
solid fill, or gradient fill. CH PROPERTIES / Controls properties
AP APPLOAD / Load Application. of existing objects.
BO BOUNDARY / Creates a region or
AR ARRAY / Creates multiple copies of a polyline from an enclosed area. CHA CHAMFER / Bevels the edges of objects.
objects in a pattern.
BR BREAK / Breaks the selected object CHK CHECKSTANDARDS / Checks the current
ARR ACTRECORD / Starts the Action Recorder. between two points. drawing for standards violations.
ARM ACTUSERMESSAGE / Inserts a user BS BSAVE / Saves the current block CLI COMMANDLINE / Displays the Command
message into an action macro. definition. Line window.
ARU ACTUSERINPUT / Pauses for user input BVS BVSTATE / Creates, sets, or deletes COL COLOR / Sets the color for new objects.
in an action macro. a visibility state in a dynamic block.
CO COPY / Copies objects a specified
ARS ACTSTOP / Stops the Action Recorder distance in a specified direction.
and provides the option of saving the
recorded actions to an action macro file. CT CTABLESTYLE / Sets the name
of the current table style.
ATI ATTIPEDIT / Changes the textual content
of an attribute within a block. CUBE NAVVCUBE / Controls the visibility and
display properties of the ViewCube tool.
ATT ATTDEF / Redefines a block and updates
associated attributes. CYL CYLINDER / Creates a 3D solid cylinder.

ATE ATTEDIT / Changes attribute
information in a block.

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HOT KEYS A–Z

D
D DIMSTYLE / Creates and modifies DI DIST / Measures the distance and DRM DRAWINGRECOVERY / Displays a list of
dimension styles. angle between two points. drawing files that can be recovered after
a program or system failure.
DAN DIMANGULAR / Creates an angular DIV DIVIDE / Creates evenly spaced point
dimension. objects or blocks along the length DS DSETTINGS / Sets grid and snap,
or perimeter of an object. polar and object snap tracking,
DAR DIMARC / Creates an arc length object snap modes, Dynamic Input,
dimension. DJL DIMJOGLINE / Adds or removes a jog line and Quick Properties.
on a linear or aligned dimension.
DBA DIMBASELINE / Creates a linear, angular, DT TEXT / Creates a single-line text object.
or ordinate dimension from the baseline DJO DIMJOGGED / Creates jogged dimensions
of the previous or selected dimension. for circles and arcs. DV DVIEW / Defines parallel projection
or perspective views by using a camera
DBC DBCONNECT / Provides an interface DL DATALINK / The Data Link dialog box and target.
to external database tables. is displayed.
DX DATAEXTRACTION / Extracts
DCE DIMCENTER / Creates the center mark DLU DATALINKUPDATE / Updates data to or drawing data and merges data from
or the centerlines of circles and arcs. from an established external data link. an external source to a data extraction
table or external file.
DCO DIMCONTINUE / Creates a dimension DO DONUT / Creates a filled circle or
that starts from an extension line of a wide ring.
a previously created dimension.
DOR DIMORDINATE / Creates ordinate
DCON DIMCONSTRAINT / Applies dimensional dimensions.
constraints to selected objects or points
on objects. DOV DIMOVERRIDE / Controls overrides of sys-
tem variables used in selected dimensions.
DDA DIMDISASSOCIATE / Removes
associativity from selected dimensions. DR DRAWORDER / Changes the draw
order of images and other objects.
DDI DIMDIAMETER / Creates a diameter
dimension for a circle or an arc. DRA DIMRADIUS / Creates a radius dimension
for a circle or an arc.
DED DIMEDIT / Edits dimension text and
extension lines. DRE DIMREASSOCIATE / Associates or
re-associates selected dimensions
to objects or points on objects.

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HOT KEYS A–Z

E–F
E ERASE / Removes objects from a drawing.
G–H
G GROUP / Creates and manages saved
I–K
I INSERT / Inserts a block or drawing
sets of objects called groups. into the current drawing.
ED DDEDIT / Edits single-line text, dimension
text, attribute definitions, and feature GCON GEOCONSTRAINT / Applies or persists IAD IMAGEADJUST / Controls the image
control frames. geometric relationships between objects display of the brightness, contrast,
or points on objects. and fade values of images.
EL ELLIPSE / Creates an ellipse
or an elliptical arc. GD GRADIENT / Fills an enclosed area or IAT IMAGEATTACH / Inserts a reference
selected objects with a gradient fill. to an image file.
EPDF EXPORTPDF / Exports drawing to PDF.
GEO GEOGRAPHICLOCATION / Specifies ICL IMAGECLIP / Crops the display of a
ER EXTERNALREFERENCES / Opens the geographic location information selected image to a specified boundary.
the External References palette. for a drawing file.
ID ID / Displays the UCS coordinate values
EX EXTEND / Extends objects to meet H HATCH / Fills an enclosed area or selected of a specified location.
the edges of other objects. objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or
gradient fill. IM IMAGE / Displays the External
EXIT QUIT / Exits the program. References palette.
HE HATCHEDIT / Modifies an existing
EXP EXPORT / Saves the objects in a hatch or fill. IMP IMPORT / Imports files of different
drawing to a different file format. formats into the current drawing.
HI HIDE / Regenerates a 3D wireframe model
EXT EXTRUDE / Extends the dimensions of with hidden lines suppressed. IN INTERSECT / Creates a 3D solid, surface,
a 2D object or 3D face into 3D space. or 2D region from overlapping solids,
surfaces, or regions.
F FILLET / Rounds and fillets the edges
of objects. INF INTERFERE / Creates a temporary 3D solid
from the interferences between two sets
FI FILTER / Creates a list of requirements of selected 3D solids.
that an object must meet to be included
in a selection set. IO INSERTOBJ / Inserts a linked or
embedded object.
FS FSMODE / Creates a selection set of all
objects that touch the selected object. J JOIN / Joins similar objects to form
a single, unbroken object.
FSHOT FLATSHOT / Creates a 2D representation
of all 3D objects based on the current view. JOG DIMJOGGED / Creates jogged
dimensions for circles and arcs.

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HOT KEYS A–Z

L–M
L LINE / Creates straight line segments. MEA MEASUREGEOM / Measures the
N–O
NORTH GEOGRAPHICLOCATION / Specifies
distance, radius, angle, area, and volume the geographic location information
LA LAYER / Manages layers and of selected objects or sequence of points. for a drawing file.
layer properties.
MI MIRROR / Creates a mirrored NSHOT NEWSHOT / Creates a named view
LAS LAYERSTATE / Saves, restores, copy of selected objects. with motion that is played back when
and manages named layer states. viewed with ShowMotion.
ML MLINE / Creates multiple parallel lines.
LE QLEADER / Creates a leader and NVIEW NEWVIEW / Creates a named view
leader annotation. MLA MLEADERALIGN / Aligns and spaces with no motion.
selected multileader objects.
LEN LENGTHEN / Changes the length of O OFFSET / Creates concentric circles,
objects and the included angle of arcs. MLC MLEADERCOLLECT / Organizes selected parallel lines, and parallel curves.
multileaders that contain blocks into
LESS MESHSMOOTHLESS / Decreases the rows or columns, and displays the result OP OPTIONS / Customizes the
level of smoothness for mesh objects with a single leader. program settings.
by one level.
MLD MLEADER / Creates a multileader object. ORBIT 3DORBIT / Rotates the view in
LI LIST / Displays property data for 3D space, but constrained to
selected objects. MLE MLEADEREDIT / Adds leader lines to, horizontal and vertical orbit only.
or removes leader lines from,
LO LAYOUT / Creates and modifies a multileader object. OS OSNAP / Sets running object snap modes.
drawing layout tabs.
MLS MLEADERSTYLE / Creates and
LT LINETYPE / Loads, sets, and modifies multileader styles.
modifies linetypes.
MO PROPERTIES / Controls properties
LTS LTSCALE / Changes the scale factor of of existing objects.
linetypes for all objects in a drawing.
MORE MESHSMOOTHMORE / Increases the
LW LWEIGHT / Sets the current lineweight, level of smoothness for mesh objects
lineweight display options, and by one level.
lineweight units.
MS MSPACE / Switches from paper space
M MOVE / Moves objects a specified to a model space viewport.
distance in a specified direction.
MSM MARKUP / Opens the Markup
MA MATCHPROP / Applies the properties Set Manager.
of a selected object to other objects.
MT MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object.
MAT MATERIALS / Shows or hides the
Materials window. MV MVIEW / Creates and controls
layout viewports.
ME MEASURE / Creates point objects or
blocks at measured intervals along the
length or perimeter of an object.
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HOT KEYS A–Z

P
P   P
 AN / Adds a parameter with grips POL POLYGON / Creates an equilateral
Q
QC QUICKCALC / Opens the
to a dynamic block definition. closed polyline. QuickCalc calculator.

PA   P
 ASTESPEC / Pastes objects from the PON SHOWPALETTES / Restores QCUI QUICKCUI / Displays the Customize User
Clipboard into the current drawing the display of hidden palettes. Interface Editor in a collapsed state.
and controls the format of the data.
PR PROPERTIES / Displays Properties palette. QP QUICKPROPERTIES / Displays open
PAR   P
 ARAMETERS / Controls the drawings and layouts in a drawing
associative parameters used PRE PREVIEW / Displays the drawing in preview images.
in the drawing. as it will be plotted.
QSAVE QSAVE / Saves the current drawing.
PARAM   B
 PARAMETER / Adds a parameter PRINT PLOT / Plots a drawing to a plotter,
with grips to a dynamic block printer, or file. QVD QVDRAWING / Displays open
definition. drawings and layouts in a drawing
PS PSPACE / Switches from a model using preview images.
PATCH   S URFPATCH / Creates a new surface space viewport to paper space.
by fitting a cap over a surface edge QVDC QVDRAWINGCLOSE / Closes preview
that forms a closed loop. PSOLID POLYSOLID / Creates a 3D images of open drawings and layouts
wall-like polysolid. in a drawing.
PC   P
 OINTCLOUD / Provides options to
create and attach point cloud files. PTW PUBLISHTOWEB / Creates HTML pages QVL QVLAYOUT / Displays preview images
that include images of selected drawings. of model space and layouts in a drawing.
PCATTACH P
 OINTCLOUDATTACH / Inserts
an indexed point cloud file into PU PURGE / Removes unused items, QVLC QVLAYOUTCLOSE / Closes preview
the current drawing. such as block definitions and layers, images of model space and layouts
from the drawing. in the current drawing.
PCINDEX POINTCLOUDINDEX / Creates an
indexed point cloud (PCG or ISD) file PYR PYRAMID / Creates a 3D solid pyramid.
from a scan file.

PE   P
 EDIT / Edits polylines and
3D polygon meshes.

PL   P
 LINE / Creates a 2D polyline.

PO   P
 OINT / Creates a point object.

POFF   H
 IDEPALETTES / Hides currently
displayed palettes (including the
command line).

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HOT KEYS A–Z

R
R REDRAW / Refreshes the display
S
S  STRETCH / Stretches objects crossed SPLIT MESHSPLIT / Splits a mesh face
in the current viewport. by a selection window or polygon. into two faces.

RA REDRAWALL / Refreshes the display SC  SCALE / Enlarges or reduces selected SPE SPLINEDIT / Edits a spline or
in all viewports. objects, keeping the proportions of spline-fit polyline.
the object the same after scaling.
RC RENDERCROP / Renders a specified SSM SHEETSET / Opens the Sheet Set Manager.
rectangular area, called a crop window, SCR  SCRIPT / Executes a sequence
within a viewport. of commands from a script file. ST STYLE / Creates, modifies,
or specifies text styles.
RE REGEN / Regenerates the entire drawing SEC  SECTION / Uses the intersection of
from the current viewport. a plane and solids, surfaces, or mesh STA STANDARDS / Manages the association
to create a region. of standards files with drawings.
REA REGENALL / Regenerates the drawing
and refreshes all viewports. SET  SETVAR / Lists or changes the SU SUBTRACT / Combines selected 3D solids,
values of system variables. surfaces, or 2D regions by subtraction.
REC RECTANG / Creates a rectangular polyline.
SHA  SHADEMODE / Starts the
REG REGION / Converts an object that VSCURRENT command.
encloses an area into a region object.
SL  SLICE / Creates new 3D solids and surfac-
REN RENAME / Changes the names assigned es by slicing, or dividing, existing objects.
to items such as layers and dimension
styles. SN  SNAP / Restricts cursor movement
to specified intervals.
REV REVOLVE / Creates a 3D solid or surface
by sweeping a 2D object around an axis. SO  SOLID / Creates solid-filled triangles
and quadrilaterals.
RO ROTATE / Rotates objects around
a base point. SP  SPELL / Checks spelling in a drawing.

RP RENDERPRESETS / Specifies render SPE  SPLINEDIT / Edits a spline or spline-fit
presets, reusable rendering parameters, polyline.
for rendering an image.
SPL  SPLINE / Creates a smooth curve that
RPR RPREF / Displays or hides the passes through or near specified points.
Advanced Render Settings palette for
access to advanced rendering settings. SPLANE  SECTIONPLANE / Creates a section
object that acts as a cutting plane
RR RENDER / Creates a photorealistic through 3D objects.
or realistically shaded image of
a 3D solid or surface model. SPLAY  SEQUENCEPLAY / Plays named views
in one category.
RW RENDERWIN / Displays the
Render window without starting
a rendering operation.
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T
T MTEXT / Creates a multiline text object.
U–W
UC UCSMAN / Manages defined
X–Z
X EXPLODE / Breaks a compound object
user coordinate systems. into its component objects.
TA TABLET / Calibrates, configures, and turns
on and off an attached digitizing tablet. UN UNITS / Controls coordinate and XA XATTACH / Inserts a DWG file
angle display formats and precision. as an external reference (xref).
TB TABLE / Creates an empty table object.
UNHIDE / UNISOLATEOBJECTS / Displays XB XBIND / Binds one or more definitions
TEDIT TEXTEDIT / Edits a dimensional constraint, UNISOLATE objects previously hidden with the of named objects in an xref to the
dimension, or text object. ISOLATEOBJECTS or HIDEOBJECTS current drawing.
command.
TH THICKNESS / Sets the default 3D XC XCLIP / Crops the display of a selected
thickness property when creating UNI UNION / Unions two solid external reference or block reference
2D geometric objects. or two region objects. to a specified boundary.
TI TILEMODE / Controls whether V VIEW / Saves and restores named XL XLINE / Creates a line of infinite length.
paper space can be accessed. views, camera views, layout views,
and preset views. XR XREF / Starts the
TO TOOLBAR / Displays, hides, EXTERNALREFERENCES command.
and customizes toolbars. VGO VIEWGO / Restores a named view.
Z ZOOM / Increases or decreases
TOL TOLERANCE / Creates geometric VP DDVPOINT / Sets the 3D the magnification of the view
tolerances contained in a feature viewing direction. in the current viewport.
control frame.
VPLAY VIEWPLAY / Plays the animation ZEBRA ANALYSISZEBRA / Projects stripes onto
TOR TORUS / Creates a donut-shaped 3D solid. associated to a named view. a 3D model to analyze surface continuity.
TP TOOLPALETTES / Opens the VS VSCURRENT / Sets the visual ZIP ETRANSMIT / Creates a Self-Extracting
Tool Palettes window. style in the current viewport. or Zipped Transmittal Package.
TR TRIM / Trims objects to meet the VSM VISUALSTYLES / Creates and
edges of other objects. modifies visual styles and applies
a visual style to a viewport.
TS TABLESTYLE / Creates, modifies,
or specifies table styles. W WBLOCK / Writes objects or
a block to a new drawing file.

WE WEDGE / Creates a 3D solid wedge.

WHEEL NAVSWHEEL / Displays a wheel
that contains a collection of
view navigation tools.

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QSAVE
FILLET

Q
F
Text Object 3DOsnap Isoplane Dynamic Object Snap Dynamic
Help Grid Ortho Snap Polar Tracking Input
Screen Snap UCS

Q W E R T I O P A S D F

WBLOCK
GROUP

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QSAVE WBLOCK ERASE REDRAW MTEXT INSERT OFFSET PAN ARC STRETCH DIMSTYLE FILLET

G H J L Z X C V B M

HATCH

ERASE
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GROUP HATCH JOIN LINE ZOOM EXPLODE CIRCLE VIEW BLOCK MOVE

F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12

REDRAW
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6

JOIN

R
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Text Object 3DOsnap Isoplane Dynamic Object Snap Dynamic
Help Grid Ortho Snap Polar Tracking Input
Screen Snap UCS

Q W E R T I O P A S D F

MTEXT
LINE

T
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QSAVE WBLOCK ERASE REDRAW MTEXT INSERT OFFSET PAN ARC STRETCH DIMSTYLE FILLET

G H J L Z X C V B M

INSERT
ZOOM
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GROUP HATCH JOIN LINE ZOOM EXPLODE CIRCLE VIEW BLOCK MOVE

F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12

EXPLODE

OFFSET
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Text Object 3DOsnap Isoplane Dynamic Object Snap Dynamic
Help Grid Ortho Snap Polar Tracking Input
Screen Snap UCS

Q W E R T I O P A S D F

CIRCLE

PAN
C

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QSAVE WBLOCK ERASE REDRAW MTEXT INSERT OFFSET PAN ARC STRETCH DIMSTYLE FILLET

G H J L Z X C V B M

VIEW

ARC
A
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GROUP HATCH JOIN LINE ZOOM EXPLODE CIRCLE VIEW BLOCK MOVE

STRETCH
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BLOCK
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Text Object 3DOsnap Isoplane Dynamic Object Snap Dynamic
Help Grid Ortho Snap Polar Tracking Input
Screen Snap UCS

PRINTABLE KEYBOARD STICKERS [4 COMPLETE SETS]

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