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architec-tor
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When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

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11-16-2011 11:19 PM

When I open an drawing, AutoCAD opens *two* drawings, the one I wanted *plus* a new one (called drawing 1.)

 

Why does this happen and can it be prevented?

 

Thank you!

 

AutoCAD LT 2010

 

Windows 7

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Charles_Shade
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Re: When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

11-17-2011 05:27 AM in reply to: architec-tor

Are you clicking on a drawing file and having AutoCAD Start from the drawing calling for CAD to open?

Or are you Starting AutoCAD and then opening a drawing and having this happen?

 

The former could be normal behavior.

The latter is a little funky.

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Message 3 of 7 (626 Views)

Re: When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

11-17-2011 07:14 PM in reply to: Charles_Shade

I click directly on an existing drawing file (plan.dwg for example) -- NOT opening up AutoCAD prior top selecting a drawing..

 

When I click on this drawing a *new* drawing is automatically created first called "drawing1.dwg". After this new drawing is created then my target drawing opens next. 

 

 

Opening up 4 separate drawings will result in 4 new drawings I have to delete. 

 

Thanks for your help!

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Re: When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

11-18-2011 05:26 AM in reply to: architec-tor

That is normal behavior.

You need to read up on STARTUP 

Also:

OPTIONS, Files tab, Template Settings, Drawing Template File Location: Remove the entry here if it points to a file.

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Re: When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

11-19-2011 12:30 PM in reply to: Charles_Shade

I managed to chang the settings to avoid a new drawing from being created, but a separate version of AutoCAD is opening up anyway *without* a drawing (as well as the target drawing I do want opened.) 

 

Is there a way to avoid having AutoCAD open up twice for each time I want to open a single drawing?

 

Thanks

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Charles_Shade
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Re: When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

11-21-2011 05:20 AM in reply to: architec-tor

SDI variable set to zero?

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Message 7 of 7 (597 Views)

Re: When opening a drawing, AutoCAD automatically creates a new drawing

11-21-2011 05:37 AM in reply to: architec-tor

What "settings" did you change exactly? That's probably the answer you seek.

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