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gregory
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AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

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08-16-2012 12:56 AM

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.

 

Thanks,

 

-G

Yes, there was a lot of posts here about this, for example:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-for-Mac/SAVNG-AS-previous-versions-automatically/m-p/3050704#M2296

 

Maxim

Hi.
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.
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Re: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

08-16-2012 02:36 AM in reply to: gregory

Yes, there was a lot of posts here about this, for example:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-for-Mac/SAVNG-AS-previous-versions-automatically/m-p/3050704#M...

 

Maxim

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Re: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

08-16-2012 02:58 AM in reply to: gregory
Hi.
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.
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gregory
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08-16-2012 09:14 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Awesome!  Thank You!

 

Likng AutoMac 2013 for Mac that much more now!

 

-G

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gregory
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08-16-2012 09:14 AM in reply to: David_Stacey

Set for 2000!  Thanks!

 

-G

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Re: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

08-23-2012 01:16 PM in reply to: gregory

I didn't quite understand. Would you mind explaining it with more detail, i'd be thankful!

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Re: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

08-24-2012 12:17 AM in reply to: AnnieBlanda

Hi Anna,

 

I answered (probably partly) on Get Satisfaction AutoCAD LT forums:

https://getsatisfaction.com/autocadltformac/topics/suggestion_default_save_as_option-mm9ud

 

Here is my answer:


Hi Anna,

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:
http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD...
for AppStore version - I'm not sure exactly about the name of preferences file, so the solution from forums may not work.

 

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Re: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

11-26-2012 03:27 PM in reply to: gregory

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. 

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Re: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - Saving Preferences

11-26-2012 11:36 PM in reply to: warwick
Hi Warwick,
 
In order to set default format for save to 2010 DWG in AC LT 2013 from MAS you have to run this command in Terminal:
 
defaults write com.autodesk.autocadlt2013 "HKEY_CURRENT_USER.SOFTWARE.AUTODESK.AUTOCAD LT.R19·0.PROFILES.<<UNNAMED PROFILE>>.GENERAL.DEFAULTFORMATFORSAVE" -int 48

 

 
to revert back:
 
defaults write com.autodesk.autocadlt2013 "HKEY_CURRENT_USER.SOFTWARE.AUTODESK.AUTOCAD LT.R19·0.PROFILES.<<UNNAMED PROFILE>>.GENERAL.DEFAULTFORMATFORSAVE" -int 60

 

 
For other DWG formats:

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

 
Maxim
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