Friday, February 11, 2005

How to preset a sheet set and tool palette when starting AutoCAD

Here is one way if you want to have one profile and just change the tool palettes as well as the sheet set.

You can create different shortcuts for different projects.

Change the target on the properties of the shortcut. Right click on the shortcut and select properties.

"C:\Program files\AutoCAD 2005\acad.exe" /b "R:\PROJECT1\PR1.SCR"

Create the file PR1.SCR (or whatever you will name it) using Notepad.

It should include the following rows:

-OPENSHEETSET
"R:/PROJECT1/PR1.DST"
*_TOOLPALETTEPATH
"R:/PROJECT1/PALETTES"

If multiple path are needed just separate them with a semicolon. ;
If you just want to specify the Sheet Set you can use the switch /set instead of specifying and creating a script file. This will work.

"C:\Program files\AutoCAD 2005\acad.exe" /set "R:\PROJECT1\PR1.DST"

And for those that doesn't want the Sheet Set Manager window to display on startup there is the switch /nossm that you can use.

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