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Issue 8 of Mechanical Tips & Tricks

Welcome to this month's Graitec Mechanical ‘Tips and Tricks’ newsletter. We have produced this with you our Clients, in mind. Our aim is to regularly pass on helpful Tips and Tricks on Autodesk Mechanical Software products. We will try and keep this document full of useful and relevant information for you but if you want to make some suggestions on the content, drop us a line and we will do our best to include your requests.
Please take the time to look at the contents of this Newsletter, you never know, the answer to something that is puzzling you today may be right here.

This Months Tips & Tricks Focus Is On: Setting the default Inventor drawing template

How can you set the default Inventor drawing template shortcut to use the .dwg format rather than the .idw?

Solution: Change the option within the ‘Drawing’ tab of the ‘Application Options’ Select ‘Application Options’ from the ‘Tools’ menu & select the ‘Drawing’ tab.

From within here & located under the heading ‘Default Drawing File Type’, use the drop down and select the .dwg format. This update changes the shortcut to revert to the .dwg format drawing template rather than the .idw template. In order for this to work, both template files must be named either ‘Standard.idw’ or ‘Standard.dwg’ and be filed within the correct location. This location can either be specified within the ‘Files’ tab of the ‘Application Options’ or alternatively within the ‘Folder Options’ of the project dialog box.

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