Consolidating backup files into a single folder


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Consolidating backup files into a single folder

Each time you save a drawing, as a courtesy AutoCAD creates a backup file that represents the previous version. By default, AutoCAD saves these backups in the same directory as the original drawing. Now backup files are a double-edged sword. When you need one they're fantastic. The rest of the time they take up space all over the network. In this lesson we will look at a way to consolidate all of our AutoCAD backups into a single folder. On my screen I have an example of a mechanical drawing. I am going to press the Windows key and the letter E to bring up Windows Explorer, and I would like to navigate into the Exercise files folder where this drawing is saved.

I will open up Chapter 8 and then I will click and drag this window over to the right side of the screen, such that it takes up half of my monitor. I will then click on the AutoCAD title bar, I will move over and click the Restore Down icon, and then I will drag this application over to the left side of my screen. Let's tak...

Consolidating backup files into a single folder
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Consolidating backup files into a single folder provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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