You can add some very basic AutoCAD information to Windows Explorer that might help you as you try to keep track of what is going on in your firm or project.
Have you ever wondered what version of AutoCAD the file was created in? Have you ever opened a file that was a newer version than what you have only to get the stark warning alert that it will not work?
Well this might be just what you need.
You can add DWG Creation software Name and Version in a Windows Explorer column.
Right click on the column heading in a Windows Explorer session.
You will get a drop down check box like above – Select More… this will open a Dialog Box…
Check the DWG Creator Name and the DWG Creator Version options… You may have to scroll down to find the. They may be lower on you screen than what is shown above.
Once selected and saved you will see the above columns added to your Explorer window. These columns will show the version that the file was last saved in and ver version number (not sure where this might come in handy)
If you want tohave all your Explorer views to match what you see, select Folder Options and the View Tab and click on Apply to All Folders.