How Do I Change My Mouse Wheel to Zoom in AutoCAD?

Have you ever found yourself struggling to zoom in and out in AutoCAD using your mouse wheel? If so, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of changing your mouse wheel settings to enable zooming in and out smoothly in AutoCAD. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Options Dialog Box

To change your mouse wheel settings, you’ll need to access the Options dialog box. You can do this by clicking on the “Tools” menu at the top of your AutoCAD window and selecting “Options” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Navigate to the User Preferences Tab

Once the Options dialog box is open, you’ll see a list of different tabs on the left-hand side. Click on the “User Preferences” tab to proceed.

Step 3: Modify Mouse Wheel Settings

Within the User Preferences tab, locate the section titled “Zooming.” Here, you’ll find a checkbox labeled “Zooms with mouse wheel.” Tick this checkbox to enable zooming with your mouse wheel.


If this checkbox is already ticked, it means that zooming with your mouse wheel is already enabled. In that case, you may want to check if there are any other issues causing difficulties with zooming.

Step 4: Adjust Zoom Factor

Beneath the “Zooms with mouse wheel” checkbox, there is an input field labeled “Mouse Wheel Zoom Factor.” This setting determines how much each notch on your mouse wheel will zoom in or out. You can adjust this value according to your preference.

  • Increase the value if you want each notch of your mouse wheel to zoom in more.
  • Decrease the value if you want each notch of your mouse wheel to zoom in less.

Experiment with different values until you find the zoom factor that works best for you.

Step 5: Apply and Save Changes

After modifying your mouse wheel settings, click on the “Apply” button to apply the changes immediately. If you want these changes to be permanent, click on the “OK” button instead.


If you’re experiencing any issues or are unsure about which settings to modify, it’s always a good idea to consult AutoCAD’s documentation or seek assistance from AutoCAD support.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully changed your mouse wheel settings to enable zooming in and out in AutoCAD. Now you can navigate through your drawings with ease!


  • To change your mouse wheel settings, open the Options dialog box.
  • Navigate to the User Preferences tab.
  • Tick the “Zooms with mouse wheel” checkbox.
  • Adjust the Mouse Wheel Zoom Factor according to your preference.
  • Apply and save changes.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in resolving any issues you had with zooming in AutoCAD. Happy designing!