Will someone please tell me how to set Autocad so that the silly grid is not displayed automatically at start-up? I have tried turning off F7, etc, and saving that to workspace, tried saving document as dwt, dwg in default template file location, etc, but no matter what I do the grid is always turned on when I launch Autocad.
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You most likely have a startup, or a forced profile startup, that flips this on: here in plain AutoCAD 2012 once GRID is turned off in a file, it stays off in that file.
Do you have an ACADDOC.LSP file?
I had the same problem. Dean is right. Each file you work on must have the grid turned off as the system variable (GRIDMODE) is stored in each file. If the startup template file is saved with the grid off it should solve the problem for startup. You can add (SETVAR "GRIDMODE" 0) to your startup customizations to force this in every drawing you open.
Yes, I ended up just setting "load acad.lsp with every drawing" and included (setvar "GRIDMODE" 0). Since this file is customized locally, I can leave default template files as is for those that do want to work with grid on at startup.
I've tried this trick and it's working...
click on new file and right click on your start template and choose properties and on properties window opened copy the location of file close properties window and new file dialog box on ACAD.
now click on open file and paste the location you'd picked from properties box on the filename
change the format to .DWT if necessary. Open your starting template and you can see the file is grid mode on just tap the F7 key to turn it off ( or use "setvar gridmode 0") save the file and close it
now you should have your starting files in grids off.
I've tried this and it worked.
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