AutoCAD setup

  1. Template files (saved in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\ACD-A 2009\enu\Template)
    1. Layer list, with associated linetypes, colors, and lineweights
    2. Snap and Grid settings: off
    3. Text styles
    4. Dimension styles
    5. Variables
      1. MIRRTEXT 0
      2. FILLETRAD 0
      3. UCSICON ON
      4. UCSICON OR 0,0,0
      6. VISRETAIN 1
      7. DIMASSOC 2
      8. UCSFOLLOW 0

    6. OSNAP functions.
      1. Endpoint
      2. Midpoint
      3. Center
      4. Node
      5. Quadrant
      6. Intersection
      7. Perpendicular
      8. Nearest

    7. Polar Tracking Increment Angle: 45 degrees.

    8. Layout settings
      1. Viewport(s)
      2. Name of each viewport
      3. Scale of each viewport
      4. Locked or unlocked status of each viewport
      5. Plotting parameters of each viewport, such as what printer to plot to, paper size, plot scale, drawing orientation, and plot style table (saved in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\ACD-A 2009\enu\Plot Styles)
      6. Title sheet information, such as a title block
  1. Profiles, *.arg files (saved in C:\Documents and Settings\at150\Application Data\Autodesk\ACD-A 2009\enu\Support\Profiles):
    1. Folder where template files are located
    2. Name and location of specific template file to open with a new drawing
    3. Folders to be searched looking for blocks
    4. Color of background
    5. Size of cursor
    6. Time between automatic saves
    7. Default plot style table (this will determine whether the drawing is a CTB or STB plot style type)
    8. Size of pick box
  1. AutoCAD desktop icon can automatically load a Profile. Right-click on the icon. In the target slot copy the following: "C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Architecture 2009\acad.exe" /ld "C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Architecture 2009\AecBase.dbx" /p "AutoCAD Architecture (US Imperial)" This will load the profile AutoCAD Architecture (US Imperial).arg

4. Workspaces (saved in Registry): arrangement of pulldown menus, ribbons, toolbars and palettes that are displayed on the screen.