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Karol-Or
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How to save general settings?

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12-12-2012 10:43 AM

I want to save settings that i set in the Options dialog box and, for example, to hide the ViewCube and to cancel the grid.

Every time i start Autocad i have to hide the Cube.

In the Profiles i understand i can only save file list and paths.

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dbroad
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Registered: ‎08-16-2007
Message 2 of 12 (245 Views)

Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 10:44 AM in reply to: Karol-Or

Save the workspace (I think)

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sthompson1021
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Message 3 of 12 (237 Views)

Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 11:16 AM in reply to: Karol-Or

Hi, set your NAVVCUBEDISPLAY  to 0 to turn off the viewcube

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Patchy
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Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 11:23 AM in reply to: Karol-Or

Both of them saved in the drawing. Change your start up template is what you need to do.

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Karol-Or
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Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 11:51 AM in reply to: Patchy

There are 2 template options in the Options dialog box:

1. Drawing Template File Location

2. Default Template File Name for QNEW

Which one should i use? the help says they are both used for the QNEW  and NEW commands, which are new files i make after Autocad launches.

I want to understand what's happening when i launch Autocad: do i have to save a DWG or a DWT file to a specified location? does Autocad open, on startup, one of those files?

At which of the above options is that file located?

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Patchy
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Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 11:57 AM in reply to: Karol-Or

After start up a drawing, set your NAVVCUBEDISPLAY to zero and GRIDMODE to zero.

Save as (look for TEMPLATE option in popup) and give it a name

for example Mine.dwt

 

Go to OPTIONS and choose in template file, use QNEW and point to your Mine.dwt

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Karol-Or
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Message 7 of 12 (207 Views)

Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 11:57 AM in reply to: Karol-Or

I start to understand something.

The first option, Drawing Template File Location, is only a folder name, in which there must be a DWT file, whose name is in the Default Template File Name for QNEW, am i right?

But, if so, how come on the original installation the Default Template File Name for QNEW was empty?

Which template did Autocad take then?

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Patchy
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Message 8 of 12 (202 Views)

Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 12:06 PM in reply to: Karol-Or

Autocad uses ACAD.dwt

You modify it to your need, save it and start with your template by the way of QNEW

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SteveChestnut
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Message 9 of 12 (198 Views)

Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: Karol-Or

Hello Karol,

 

The default template location is where you put all your templates.

If you go to the big red A and select New you will go to this location

where you will see all the templates in this folder.  You pick the one

that is best for the type of drawing you are creating.

Example:  In my office we have schematic templates, flow diagram

templates, imperial & metric layout templates. 

A variety of pre setup blank drawings to choose from.

 

The QNEW name is where you set which template in your template

folder do you want to be the default template that gets used when you

start AutoCAD.  In my office the general blank drawing template with

my company's border and layers is the QNEW or default template.

 

Some AutoCAD settings are saved in the program and are always

the same no matter what drawing you have open.

Some AutoCAD settings are saved in a drawing ans are unique to

just that drawing.

 

Settings that are stored in the drawing are best to be set the way you

want them in the templates.  That way anyone picking that template as

the starting point for their drawing will have those settings already set

per your company's standard. 

 

Learning which settings are stored in the program vs. which settings

are stored per drawing is an ongoing experience.  Usually the Help file

will tell you if a variable is stored universally or per drawing.

 

Hope this helps,

Good Luck,

Steve

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Karol-Or
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Message 10 of 12 (194 Views)

Re: How to save general settings?

12-12-2012 12:42 PM in reply to: SteveChestnut

So, i understand that until i don't set a QNEW name and a new location, Autocad uses ACAD.dwt, right?

That is why there was written NONE in the QNEW name, am i correct?

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