This post is for people new to drawing templates. You have created a custom drawing template by creating a new drawing. You added your title block and border to a layout. How do you use this template to create new drawings?
As a matter of good file management practice save this new drawing file in a folder where you will keep your CAD Standard files. Rename the file to give it a .dwt file extension. (DWT is the file extension used by AutoCAD to indicate it is a drawing template.) Follow these steps below to configure AutoCAD to automatically use your drawing template.
- Type OPTIONS on the command line.
- Click on the Files tab.
- Scroll down to the Template Settings and pick the +
- Pick the + next to Default Template File Name for QNEW
- Highlight the path and filename then choose the big Browse button on the right.
- Browse to your drawing template, select it, and choose OPEN.
- Apply and OK to close the Options dialog and go back to the command prompt.
When you start AutoCAD Drawing1.dwg will automatically be created using your drawing template. To create a new drawing simply type QNEW on the command line.