Chapter 4

Manipulating the Drawing Environment

The chapters until now have focused primarily on drawing-file customization: establishing and enforcing drawing standards, creating drawing templates, and working with named objects and blocks. While drawing-file customization should be used to form the cornerstone of your overall customization plans for the Autodesk® AutoCAD® program, there are limitations to the productivity gains that can be made with drawing-file customization only.

After you have established the drawing standards and template files that you will use to create new drawings, the next step in becoming more productive is to customize the AutoCAD drawing environment. The drawing environment controls the settings that are used to ...

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