Does anyone know if it's possible to set your saving preference to an earlier CAD version?
I work with a lot of consultants that are still using CAD 2008! And I hate having to save manually as AutoCAD 2000.dwg. Also I've notice several glitches if you save as an earlier version and then you accidentally hit save again.
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Yes, there was a lot of posts here about this, for example:
Yes, you can change default save format in AutoCad. It is controlled by an environment variable.
(setenv "DefaultFormatForSave" "24")
You could substitute 24 for 36 (2004 format) or 12 (2000 format). Then you're as good as gold.
I answered (probably partly) on Get Satisfaction AutoCAD LT forums:
Here is my answer:
If you have AutoCAD LT, you have to use solution from my first post here (setting default format for save via Terminal)
But I want to know which AutoCAD LT you own?
- If 2012 (then you can use above solution directly)
- If it is 2013, then which version - from AppStore, or from Autodesk (or reseller), for Autodesk version look for the solution here:
for AppStore version - I'm not sure exactly about the name of preferences file, so the solution from forums may not work.
I have Autocad LT 2013 for mac and need to change my default save to 2010, does anyone know how I can do this? I have tried a terminal command I found but it didn't seem to work as it probably wasn't for the app store version. Thanks.
defaults write com.autodesk.autocadlt2013 "HKEY_CURRENT_USER.SOFTWARE.AUTODESK.AUTOCAD LT.R19·0.PROFILES.<<UNNAMED PROFILE>>.GENERAL.DEFAULTFORMATFORSAVE" -int 48
defaults write com.autodesk.autocadlt2013 "HKEY_CURRENT_USER.SOFTWARE.AUTODESK.AUTOCAD LT.R19·0.PROFILES.<<UNNAMED PROFILE>>.GENERAL.DEFAULTFORMATFORSAVE" -int 60
Change "48" in the first Terminal command above to one of the following based on the default format you want to use:
1 - AutoCAD R12 DXF
12 - AutoCAD 2000 DWG
13 - AutoCAD 2000 DXF
24 - AutoCAD 2004 DWG
25 - AutoCAD 2004 DXF
36 - AutoCAD 2007 DWG
37 - AutoCAD 2007 DXF
48 - AutoCAD 2010 DWG
49 - AutoCAD 2010 DXF
50 - AutoCAD 2010 DWT
60 - AutoCAD 2013 DWG
61 - AutoCAD 2013 DXF
62 - AutoCAD 2013 DWT