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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Opening, saving, and closing drawings

The OPEN command (shortcut Ctrl + O, Opening, saving, and closing drawings on the Standard toolbar or File main menu) opens a drawing in formats DWG or DXF. Also, it allows opening template files, DWT extension, to edit these.

It only displays a standard file dialog box to select the file, including a preview area.

Note

DraftSight allows several open drawings. To activate another open drawing, we may press Ctrl + Tab or apply the Window main menu and select the drawing by its name.

When saving drawings, there are two commands depending on whether or not you want to modify the name or location.

The SAVE command (shortcut Ctrl + S, on the Standard ...

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