- Once we have our drawing open…or have put a lot of work into our new drawing,…we need to save our work.…Under the File menu we'll find two commands,…Save and Save As.…Save will save your work back to the current file.…When it does this, it creates a .BAK file.…This BAK file is the old drawing…before you made any changes.…If there was already a BAK file, it is erased…and replaced with the new one.…So the original file that existed…before you made any changes becomes the BAK file…and the file with all of your new changes is the DWG file.…
The other Save command is Save As.…This creates a new file with a new name…with all of your changes.…And the base file, or the file you started with,…remains intact and unchanged.…This is helpful if you've done so much work…and made so many changes that you might wanna save…all this work as a new drawing, just in case…you need to go back to the original file for reference.…Note, the Save As type at the bottom…of the dialogue box allows me to save my versions back.…Of note is when using the Save command,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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