Sometimes I just hate to open DWG files from dialog box. Some files are not easy to find from a small dialog box, so I need to find it from my Windows Explorer or doing search/find. It would be a waste of time if I have to point my open dialog box to that file location. So what do I do? Just drag and drop to open it!
There are three way to do this:
- Drag your file to your AutoCAD icon on your desktop. You don’t need to open your program, this will open AutoCAD and open your file!
- Drag your file to your AutoCAD title bar. It’s the one mentioning your AutoCAD version name, and your active file. This will open your file in your session.
- Drag your file into your opened file. This will insert your drawing to active drawing as block.
- Drag and drop using right mouse click and choose attach as reference to insert it as XREF.
This is also cool when you doing a presentation and open files like that, isn’t it?
Check out holding down Shift when right clicking on a file in Windows Explorer. It exposes the 'Copy As Path' command. You can then paste that into any file dialogue to open a file or upload a file to the internet.
Why wouldn't you just double click on the DWG file in Windows Explorer?
LOL That's pretty slick. Me likey!
Thanks to anonymous :)That's what I'm looking for!
Drag and drop with the right mouse button for attach as xref otpion