Closing out the Open Tab… Demand loading continues with ObjectARX Application info: Here is the definitions from the AutoCAD Help files: Disable Load on Demand: Turns off demand-loading. Custom Object Detect: Demand-loads the source application when you open a drawing that contains custom objects. This setting does not demand-load the application when you invoke one […]

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Next on the Open and Save Tab we have the External XRef options.  Xrefs are external files that are Attached or Overlaid to show information from other drawings.  They load and refresh every time you open the host drawing. Demand Loading Xrefs defines how you want your system to handle XRefs.  There are three options: […]

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The Open and Save Tab continues with the File Open options.  Here you can set the number of files to display under the File Menu pulldown.  I crank this up as high as it will go.  Nine is as high as it will go… I also turn on “Display full path in title” check box.  […]

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The next part of the Open and Save Tab is the File Safety Precautions.  This area helps you avoid data loss and detect errors. Automatic Save AutoCAD automatically saves your files depending upon the setting in this box. Backup files help ensure the safety of your data. If a problem occurs, you can restore a […]

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The first area on this tab is the File Save settings. Save As Displays the file formats that can be used when saving a file with SAVE, SAVEAS, QSAVE, and WBLOCK. Whatever you set here will be used as the default setting for all drawings that are saved when you use SAVE, SAVEAS, QSAVE, and […]

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We now move to the third tab on the Option Dialog box.  It is the Open and Save Tab. When working in AutoCAD you are constantly opening or saving files.  The little gems that reside in this dialog box can save you time and frustration.  You would be surprised at how much trouble you can […]

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Before we start down the Display Tab, lets point out that the Hover Tool Tips will show you what each check box will do.  Just hover over the button and see the tips. Now moving on to the Display Tab When you open the Options Dialog box – it will open on  the last tab […]

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In general – leave all of these as they are. This area controls options for existing and new layout tabs. A layout is a paper space display of model space entities in which you can set up drawings for plotting. Display Layout and Model Tabs Displays the layout and Model tabs at the bottom of […]

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Before we delve into the Display Resolution area… Let’s discuss the following icons… Notice at the top of the dialog box – this means that the variable that is flagged with this symbol next to it is stored in the drawing file only.  All others are stored in the registry and apply to all drawings. […]

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