Working with Drawings Productively

In previous releases of AutoCAD, to edit a drawing you simply opened it. Although this technique works fine in many editing situations, it can be a slow, tedious process if you’re working with large drawing files. As a consequence, many technicians have developed procedures that help limit a drawing file’s size, thereby increasing AutoCAD’s response time when opening drawings and executing commands. One of these techniques included separating a large drawing into a group of smaller drawings. In some situations, a drawing was divided into a tiled grid, and each grid exported as its own drawing file. In other situations, a drawing was isolated by different layers, with each layer and all its objects saved as ...

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