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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Starting and setting up a drawing

After configuring DraftSight, let's start a new drawing and configure it.

Starting a drawing

The NEW command (shortcut Ctrl + N, Starting a drawing on the Standard toolbar, or File main menu) allows us to start a drawing. The command displays a standard file dialog box in order to choose the template.

When starting a new drawing, we may start from a blank drawing (any one coming with DraftSight) or from a template with some configurations already done. Templates are drawing files with the DWT extension by default, placed at C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\DraftSight\1.2.265\Template or similar, depending on the operating system and DraftSight ...

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