I want 2013 to start using my template so I added the link to the template file to the "Start In" file of the Properties using - C:\ENGINEERING\AGM\AGM 3D TEMPLATE 1 .DWT but that does not seem to work.
What am I doing wrong?
"Start In" is a folder location, you appear to want "Start WIth" which is not there.
Look up the topic "About Customizing Startup" in 2013's help, or use this link for the correct procedure (hint: \t option):
Are you trying to avoid looking it up in HELP in 2013, or were the instructions not clear? Help me understand your follow-up query.
If you did not get a chance to look at it, HELP suggests:
To Start the Program With a Command Line Switch
1.Right-click the program icon on the Windows desktop and select Properties.
2.In the product's Properties dialog box, Shortcut tab, in the Target box, append the parameters for the switch using the following syntax:
"driveathname/[product].exe/" ["drawing name"] [/switch "name"]
This should translate to something like:
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\acad.exe" /t "YourDrive:\YourFolder\YourTemplateFileName"
Notice that nothing is being edited in the "Start In" line.