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*Hanna, Gary
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Maximize Drawing Area on Startup

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11-21-2001 12:21 AM
I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do this?
*B, Jimmy
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Re: Maximize Drawing Area on Startup

11-21-2001 01:16 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
make a file named acaddoc.lsp and place it in C:\Program Files\AutoCAD
2002\Support or whatever your path is.
Inside acaddoc.lsp you can put the code
(command "_.zoom" "_e")
This will run on every drawing you open.

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Best regards: Jimmy B
CAD manager at www.pharmadule-emtunga.com
Take a look at SmartPurger or download some freeware at
http://jtbworld.vze.com



"Gary Hanna" wrote in message
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> I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do this?
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*Baker, Jon
Message 3 of 9 (89 Views)

Re: Maximize Drawing Area on Startup

11-21-2001 03:16 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
okay, so you can see the windoze title bar for the actual drawing...
i think this is shown like that because sometime ago you may have cascaded
multiple drawings in AutoCAD. if you open AutoCAD via shortcut, maximize
drawing1 and close. then reopen a drawing and see if that works..

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Remove NO SPAM from my email address to email

Jonathan J. Baker
R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc.
Denver, Colorado
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"Gary Hanna" wrote in message
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> I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do this?
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*Wilde, David
Message 4 of 9 (89 Views)

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11-21-2001 03:16 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
Just beware of saving when you are in an unlocked viewport, or you'll mess
up your view the next time you open your drawing.

David R. Wilde

"Jimmy B" wrote in message
news:B5B4FAF922CA433F5CA2F8131597E44C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> make a file named acaddoc.lsp and place it in C:\Program Files\AutoCAD
> 2002\Support or whatever your path is.
> Inside acaddoc.lsp you can put the code
> (command "_.zoom" "_e")
> This will run on every drawing you open.
>
> --
> Best regards: Jimmy B
> CAD manager at www.pharmadule-emtunga.com
> Take a look at SmartPurger or download some freeware at
> http://jtbworld.vze.com
>
>
>
> "Gary Hanna" wrote in message
> news:f099c83.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do
this?
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*Baker, Jon
Message 5 of 9 (89 Views)

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11-21-2001 03:17 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
this only zooms the drawing entities to extents.. not making the window of
the drawing file full sized..

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A2Ki, SurvCad CES, Win98 se
Remove NO SPAM from my email address to email

Jonathan J. Baker
R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc.
Denver, Colorado
_________________________
"Jimmy B" wrote in message
news:B5B4FAF922CA433F5CA2F8131597E44C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> make a file named acaddoc.lsp and place it in C:\Program Files\AutoCAD
> 2002\Support or whatever your path is.
> Inside acaddoc.lsp you can put the code
> (command "_.zoom" "_e")
> This will run on every drawing you open.
>
> --
> Best regards: Jimmy B
> CAD manager at www.pharmadule-emtunga.com
> Take a look at SmartPurger or download some freeware at
> http://jtbworld.vze.com
>
>
>
> "Gary Hanna" wrote in message
> news:f099c83.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do
this?
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*Baker, Jon
Message 6 of 9 (89 Views)

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11-21-2001 03:19 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
but then again as a re-read your question...

are these for new drawings or existing drawings??

for new drawings, you should set this up in a template. zoom as big as you
want, or use zoom and limits then save as the default template.

for existing drawings, you could do what Jimmy says...

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A2Ki, SurvCad CES, Win98 se
Remove NO SPAM from my email address to email

Jonathan J. Baker
R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc.
Denver, Colorado
_________________________
"Jon Baker" wrote in message
news:6BA3E5D3183A81C13B156BB034788BAE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> okay, so you can see the windoze title bar for the actual drawing...
> i think this is shown like that because sometime ago you may have cascaded
> multiple drawings in AutoCAD. if you open AutoCAD via shortcut, maximize
> drawing1 and close. then reopen a drawing and see if that works..
>
> --
> A2Ki, SurvCad CES, Win98 se
> Remove NO SPAM from my email address to email
>
> Jonathan J. Baker
> R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc.
> Denver, Colorado
> _________________________
> "Gary Hanna" wrote in message
> news:f099c83.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do
this?
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> >
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*B, Jimmy
Message 7 of 9 (89 Views)

Re:

11-21-2001 03:21 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
If you add the following code before zooming you avoid that problem:
(if (= (getvar "TILEMODE") 0) (command "_.PSPACE"))

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Best regards: Jimmy B
CAD manager at www.pharmadule-emtunga.com
Take a look at the trialversion of SmartPurger or download some freeware at
http://jtbworld.vze.com



"David Wilde" wrote in message
news:7792B65D35BA5E6DC3EBD4FF680214A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Just beware of saving when you are in an unlocked viewport, or you'll mess
> up your view the next time you open your drawing.
>
> David R. Wilde
>
> "Jimmy B" wrote in message
> news:B5B4FAF922CA433F5CA2F8131597E44C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > make a file named acaddoc.lsp and place it in C:\Program Files\AutoCAD
> > 2002\Support or whatever your path is.
> > Inside acaddoc.lsp you can put the code
> > (command "_.zoom" "_e")
> > This will run on every drawing you open.
> >
> > --
> > Best regards: Jimmy B
> > CAD manager at www.pharmadule-emtunga.com
> > Take a look at SmartPurger or download some freeware at
> > http://jtbworld.vze.com
> >
> >
> >
> > "Gary Hanna" wrote in message
> > news:f099c83.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do
> this?
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> > >
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*Design, Minkwitz
Message 8 of 9 (89 Views)

Re: Maximize Drawing Area on Startup

11-21-2001 04:48 AM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
Right-click the icon on your desptop, select properties, click the
shortcut tab, in the "Run:" pulldown select maximized, click "apply",
then click "ok". This will maximize acad on startup, if the drawing is
not maximized (2000 and up), double-click the drawing border, close acad
and restart. As long as you don't exit acad in a tiled mode, your all set.
-Josh

Gary Hanna wrote:

> I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do this?
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*White, Ian A.
Message 9 of 9 (89 Views)

Re: Maximize Drawing Area on Startup

11-21-2001 04:12 PM in reply to: *Hanna, Gary
On Wed, 21 Nov 2001 08:21:44 -0800, "Gary Hanna"
wrote:

>I want AutoCAD to start with my drawing area maximized. How do I do this?

I take it you do not want to pick the Maximize button on the drawing
titlebar.

This being the case, you should only have to do this once. AutoCAD
should remember this between sessions until there is a crash when it
goes back to a window.

Regards,

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Ian A. White, CPEng
WAI Engineering
Sydney 2000
Australia

Ph: +61 418 203 229
Fax: +61 2 9622 0450
Home Page: www.wai.com.au

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