Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Here I am to save the day...

SAVEALL (AutoCAD Express Tool)

This command will attempt to save all open drawings (without having to flip through each one), leaving the drawings open for continued editing. If a drawing has not yet been named, you're prompted for a file name.

CLOSEALL (just plain ol' AutoCAD)

All open drawings are closed. A message box is displayed for each unsaved drawing, in which you can save or discard any changes to the drawing before closing it.


Quick Save of the current drawing without prompting for file name, unless the current drawing has no name in which case the SAVEAS dialog is displayed. This is the command that's run when you select SAVE from the File pull down.


Save the current drawing to another name and change to that drawing.


Displays the SAVEAS dialog. Save the drawing as the current name or save as a copy under another name. AutoCAD stays in the current drawing. This command is only available from the keyboard.

There's only a slight variation between SAVE and SAVEAS. Did you spot it?


At 11:21 AM , Blogger JTB World said...

How about including CLOSE as well?

At 10:02 PM , Blogger Ward Romberger said...

OK. Don't forget CLOSE. It's like the old QUIT command (still works) and similar to the old END command (discontinued); you get the opportunity to close with or without save. It's up to you.

Or you can use the little X in the upper right corner of the drawing window; it is essentially a close operation. If you use the X in the upper right corner of the drawing editor that's like a CLOSEALL, except that you exit AutoCAD too! It always tickles me to see CADders cycle through each of their drawings, perform a SAVE then a CLOSE before closing AutoCAD, apparently afraid that they won't get the chance to save if they just shut 'er down. It's like selecting Apply then OK before closing a dialog; suspenders and belt

Let me see, have I missed any other ways to exit a drawing? ;-)

At 9:40 PM , Blogger Nazgarn said...

Yup - ctrl & f4 for a single drawing (close) and alt & f4 to close autocad (closeall). Oh and technically you could open task manager and end program or end task, use the reset button, power button or pull the plug! ;)

At 1:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very helpful, specially the SAVE command.

At 3:15 AM , Anonymous Promotional Pens said...

You are the superman of CAD.


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