Chapter Eighteen: Drawing Management Tool and Utilities

Chapter Objectives

  • Understand the backup and autosave settings

  • Fix a corrupt drawing

  • Purge a drawing of unused data

  • Import and export different drawing file types

  • Copy and paste information between different software applications

  • Use object linking and embedding objects in AutoCAD drawings

  • Automate repetitive tasks using the Action Recorder

  • Use the Measure tools

  • Use the QuickCalc calculator

  • Delete duplicate objects

  • Share drawing content on the Internet using cloud-based collaboration tools

  • Compare drawings for differences using the Drawing Compare tool


Successful AutoCAD drawing management requires thorough attention to drawing file creation, maintenance, saving, and naming ...

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