UCSICON (Command)

Controls the visibility, placement, appearance, and selectability of the UCS icon.

The UCS icon indicates the location and orientation of the current UCS. You can manipulate the UCS icon using grips. This is controlled by the UCSSELECTMODE system variable.

Note: If the location of the UCS origin is not visible in a viewport, the UCS icon is displayed in the lower-left corner of the viewport instead.

Different user coordinate system icons are displayed in paper space and model space. In model space, you can choose between 2D and 3D icon display styles (see the Properties option):

The following examples display two 3D UCS icons viewed in model space and a UCS icon viewed in a paper space layout.

The following prompts are displayed.

Enter an option [ON/OFF/All/Noorigin/ORigin/Selectable/Properties]<current>: Enter an option or press Enter

On Find

Displays the UCS icon.

Off Find

Turns off display of the UCS icon.


Applies changes to the icon in all active viewports. Otherwise, UCSICON affects only the current viewport.

No Origin

Displays the icon at the lower-left corner of the viewport regardless of the location of the UCS origin.


Displays the icon at the origin (0,0,0) of the current UCS. If the origin is out of view, it is displayed at the lower-left corner of the viewport.


Controls whether the UCS icon is selectable and can be manipulated with grips.

Properties Find

Displays the UCS Icon dialog box, in which you can control the style, visibility, and location of the UCS icon.