AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Registered: ‎11-15-2010
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Opening a .dwt file from Windows creates two drawings

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11-15-2010 01:37 PM

I created a template file based on my company's drawings, and then created a shortcut on my desktop to this template file. (The idea being that I double-click this shortcut to open AutoCAD and I immediately have a standard drawing, instead of opening AutoCAD then clicking File->New->Select Template.)


Worked fine, except today when I used the shortcut it opened two new drawings. I guess it's not really a problem, but it is extra clutter on my screen for no good reason.


I've tried creating a new template and using that instead, but the same thing happens.

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Re: Opening a .dwt file from Windows creates two drawings

11-15-2010 02:06 PM in reply to: juckto

One way around it.    In options  you can set to open a new dwg with that template.   simple control+n will open the template one at a time  OPTIONS     files tab      in the list  @ Template settings  select  Default template file name for QNEW     Highlight it and browse button to the file template you want



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Re: Opening a .dwt file from Windows creates two drawings

11-16-2010 05:20 AM in reply to: parkr4st

And yet another option: STARTUP variable, set it to one, and never go into AutoCAD first then have to hunt and peck to start open and search for files.


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