Saving time with templates


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Saving time with templates

Instead of starting all of my drawings from a blank slate, why not start with a drawing that already contains the items we use most. In this lesson we are going to look at the concept of templates. As you can see I have just launched my AutoCAD and I am sitting in the default Drawing1.dwg file, this drawing is completely empty, it has no content whatsoever. Anything I want in this drawing will have to be created in this drawing. Now rather than starting a file using this drawing, may be I would like to use a different start-up drawing. I am going to start from a template.

To do that I'll move up to the Quick Access Toolbar and I will click the New icon. This brings up the Select template dialog box where I can choose a new start-up drawing. Now there are several choices available. First things first, notice that each of these files has a dwt extension, dwt stands for drawing template. Technically there is no difference between an AutoCAD drawing and a drawing template. It's the exac...

Saving time with templates
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Saving time with templates provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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