Hi, I recently started an AutoCAD evening class. 3 hours per week isn't a
lot of time, so I've been trying to make the most of it by producing a
template based on my understanding of graphics packages in general.
This may be a mistake, because things aren't working out too well at
We're doing a series of exercises using a wide variety of Snap, Grid and
Limits settings. Each new drawing has been started afresh by the method:
File>New>Quick Setup> Units: Decimal> Area: to suit the individual
exercise. The Snap & Grid have then been set as per the instructions for
Being a little slow I decided that I didn't want to start afresh each time
but use objects and layers from previous drawings. So, each time I've dona
a drawing I've added some of it to a developing template.
Trouble is, now I come to use the template It doesn't seem to respond to
new Limits, Snap & Grid settings. I imagined that I'd be able to completely
overwrite the settings from the previous drawing by putting in new ones but
having put in these new settings, the resulting work area is in no way the
same as if I started a new file and put in the required settings from
Can anyone please tell me if it's possible to clear a file's settings
completely and put in new ones as though it was a completely new drawing?
The instructor is using methods that require laborious repeating of setup
processes on the basis that frequent repetition will drill the procedure
into our memories. Unfortunately I just can't keep up by this method, hence
the template idea.
18 years ago