You open drawings to work on them just as you do with other Windows applications. In addition, you can choose from several alternative methods.
To open a drawing, you can
If you drop a drawing anywhere outside the drawing areaâ€”for example, the command line or the blank space next to the toolbarsâ€” the drawing is opened. However, if you drag a single drawing into the drawing area of an open drawing, the new drawing is not opened but inserted as a block reference.
DWG, DWT, and DWS files that are created with Autodesk applications and RealDWGâ„¢-based applications are trusted by Autodesk. When you open a TrustedDWG file, the following icon displays in the application status bar or the drawing status bar.
DWGCHECK system variable is set to On (1), an alert box is displayed ifIf the
For more information about TrustedDWG, click the TrustedDWG icon.
In some circumstances, it is possible that a drawing file becomes defective. This can result from hardware problems or transmission errors. If a drawing file is corrupt, you might be able to recover it. See .
REMEMBERFOLDERS system variable.Each time you start AutoCAD, the My Documents folder is the default path in each standard file selection dialog box. Alternatively, you can configure AutoCAD to always default to a specified path by changing the default drawing folder using the