Have You Tried: Working With Templates in AutoCAD

Templates in AutoCAD

Have you ever wanted to create a new drawing and have all your text styles, dimension styles, layers, units, and other drawing settings already setup and ready to go?

Templates in AutoCAD can help with that. Using templates is the most efficient way to create a new drawing.

AutoCAD template

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over:

  • What can be saved in a template
  • Using existing templates
  • Opening and saving a template
  • Changing the default template for a new drawing
  • Editing and testing template
  • Importing styles and layers from DesignCenter

Learn more about how templates can improve your productivity and enforce drawing standards with step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Working With Templates topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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