Chapter 2. Managing Your System

I'm a teacher and trainer, and my experience with AutoCAD users tells me you should know some things about your computer system that affect how AutoCAD functions. I often find that even experienced AutoCAD users run into confusing situations when they try to use backup or Autosave files. That's why I'm focusing this chapter on managing the system you use to work with AutoCAD. In this chapter, I'll take you through the Options dialog box and discuss the relationship between profiles and workspaces.

I'll also take you on a brief trip into the past, with a discussion of how knowing some old-fashioned DOS can save you a huge amount of time. (If DOS is too antique for you, call it Windows Scripting Language.) I want to ...

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