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andrew_nao
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import template settings into an existing dwg

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03-26-2008 08:50 AM
I know from using acad mechanical 06, to import settings from your dwg
template the command was
amsetupdwg

can anyone tell me what the command for doing this in plain acad 08 is?
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mwgrutter
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Re: import template settings into an existing dwg

03-26-2008 10:39 AM in reply to: andrew_nao
Open your template file (.dwt) and save_as to a drawing file (.dwg) in the same folder. Use the INSERT command with the EXPLODE checkbox checked to bring your template settings into your current drawing. Just like importing any other setting or object, this will only add to the exiting, it will not change settings that are already there.

If you need to change settings that way you could create lists of system variables and their default settings and apply them using Lisp or create a standards file (.dws) from your template and use the Cad Standards Utilities to make the changes.

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Michael Grutter
Cedar Engineering and Design Service
http://www.cedarengineering.com

2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Legacy Conversion
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andrew_nao
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Re: import template settings into an existing dwg

03-26-2008 12:00 PM in reply to: andrew_nao
if that were the case i would just copy the dwg and paste it into a
template.
thanks but thats not what i want to do
i remember seeing a command that took the settings from a template file and
imported them into an existing dwg

i did it once but i dont remember the command


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Open your template file (.dwt) and save_as to a drawing file (.dwg) in the
same folder. Use the INSERT command with the EXPLODE checkbox checked to
bring your template settings into your current drawing. Just like importing
any other setting or object, this will only add to the exiting, it will not
change settings that are already there.

If you need to change settings that way you could create lists of system
variables and their default settings and apply them using Lisp or create a
standards file (.dws) from your template and use the Cad Standards Utilities
to make the changes.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Michael Grutter
Cedar Engineering and Design Service
http://www.cedarengineering.com

2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Legacy Conversion
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mwgrutter
Posts: 1,190
Registered: ‎06-03-2005
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Re: import template settings into an existing dwg

03-26-2008 07:42 PM in reply to: andrew_nao
More than likely then, it was a third party app, Lisp routine or script that was defined as a command. Vanilla OOTB doesn't have many of the functions that vertical users have come to expect.

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Michael Grutter
Cedar Engineering and Design Service
http://www.cedarengineering.com

2D Drafting, 3D Modeling & Legacy Conversion

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