CADDManager on March 15th, 2010

Action Recorder You use the Action Recorder to record what is called an action macro. After an action macro is recorded, you can save the recorded commands and input, which has the file extension ACTM. The Action Recorder is a panel on the ribbon under the Manage Tab.  It contains the tools to record, play […]

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CADDManager on March 11th, 2010

Tool Palettes File Locations Specifies the path for tool palette support files. I suggest you leave this setting alone. Authoring Palette File Locations Specifies the path for the Block Authoring Palettes support files. Block Authoring Palettes are used in the Block Editor and provide tools for creating dynamic blocks.  I suggest you leave this setting […]

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CADDManager on March 9th, 2010

Color Book Locations Specifies the path for color book files that can be used when specifying colors in the Select Color dialog box. You can define multiple folders for each path specified. This option is saved with the user profile.  This is typically way past standard use for CAD.   Most users will never touch this […]

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CADDManager on March 8th, 2010

Automatic Save File Location Holds the location of the Automatic Saves files. It is buried in Windows Docs and Settings.  I con’t like to dig that deep in the system to get my AutoSaves back.  You may want to make it C:/Temp or something simple. Set your SAVEFILEPATH variable correctly and you will find your […]

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CADDManager on March 3rd, 2010

Printer Support File Path Print Spooler File Location Specifies the path for print spool files. AutoCAD writes the plot to this location. Printer Configuration Search Path Specifies the path for printer configuration files (PC3 files). Printer Description File Search Path Specifies the path for files with a .pmp file extension, or printer description files. PMP […]

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CADDManager on March 2nd, 2010

Print File, Spooler and Prolog Section Names Plot File Name For Legacy Plotting Scripts Specifies a default name for the temporary plot files used with plotting scripts created with AutoCAD Release 14 or earlier. The default name is the drawing name plus the .plt file extension. The default name used with AutoCAD 2000 and later […]

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CADDManager on March 1st, 2010

Text Editor, Dictionary and Font File Names Text Editor Application Specifies the text editor application to use for editing multiline text objects. You can also set this option by using the MTEXTED system variable. AutoCAD Text editor has been enhanced as should be used in most cases.  So leave this as Internal. Main Dictionary Specifies […]

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