I want to save settings that i set in the Options dialog box and, for example, to hide the ViewCube and to cancel the grid.
Every time i start Autocad i have to hide the Cube.
In the Profiles i understand i can only save file list and paths.
There are 2 template options in the Options dialog box:
1. Drawing Template File Location
2. Default Template File Name for QNEW
Which one should i use? the help says they are both used for the QNEW and NEW commands, which are new files i make after Autocad launches.
I want to understand what's happening when i launch Autocad: do i have to save a DWG or a DWT file to a specified location? does Autocad open, on startup, one of those files?
At which of the above options is that file located?
After start up a drawing, set your NAVVCUBEDISPLAY to zero and GRIDMODE to zero.
Save as (look for TEMPLATE option in popup) and give it a name
for example Mine.dwt
Go to OPTIONS and choose in template file, use QNEW and point to your Mine.dwt
I start to understand something.
The first option, Drawing Template File Location, is only a folder name, in which there must be a DWT file, whose name is in the Default Template File Name for QNEW, am i right?
But, if so, how come on the original installation the Default Template File Name for QNEW was empty?
Which template did Autocad take then?
The default template location is where you put all your templates.
If you go to the big red A and select New you will go to this location
where you will see all the templates in this folder. You pick the one
that is best for the type of drawing you are creating.
Example: In my office we have schematic templates, flow diagram
templates, imperial & metric layout templates.
A variety of pre setup blank drawings to choose from.
The QNEW name is where you set which template in your template
folder do you want to be the default template that gets used when you
start AutoCAD. In my office the general blank drawing template with
my company's border and layers is the QNEW or default template.
Some AutoCAD settings are saved in the program and are always
the same no matter what drawing you have open.
Some AutoCAD settings are saved in a drawing ans are unique to
just that drawing.
Settings that are stored in the drawing are best to be set the way you
want them in the templates. That way anyone picking that template as
the starting point for their drawing will have those settings already set
per your company's standard.
Learning which settings are stored in the program vs. which settings
are stored per drawing is an ongoing experience. Usually the Help file
will tell you if a variable is stored universally or per drawing.
Hope this helps,
So, i understand that until i don't set a QNEW name and a new location, Autocad uses ACAD.dwt, right?
That is why there was written NONE in the QNEW name, am i correct?
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