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    I was just curious how everyone else sets up their AutoCAD profile. The other guy I work with has his setup completely different than mine- for example his crosshair is like as big as the screen! And mine is at the default- 5. What is the advantage of having the crosshair so big?
    He doesn't show the paper size in the layout tab- I do.
    And he has a black background- I used to have white, until I read the thread about how that can mess up your eyes- so I'm trying gray for today.
    I was just wondering if there was like a "standard" way to set it up or not. Or if there is anything I should change to help me work better.
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    personally i have the 'crosshair' at 100..i like it that way for a few small reasons and also just because ive become really comfortable with it, i use a black background since i started, and i also dont show the paper size in layout, at least it isnt shown anywhere aside from the setup screen.

    so basically , mine is set up the same as your coworker's
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    Quote Originally Posted by east§ide View Post
    personally i have the 'crosshair' at 100..i like it that way for a few small reasons and also just because ive become really comfortable with it, i use a black background since i started,
    so basically , mine is set up the same as your coworker's
    Second vote for that arrangement...
    crosshair at 100, black background.
    ...I do show the paper in the layout tabs though...
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    Why do you guys like it at 100? I could never understand it- guess I'm just not used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADgirl View Post
    Why do you guys like it at 100? I could never understand it- guess I'm just not used to it.
    It makes it easier to line things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpseifert View Post
    It makes it easier to line things up.
    YUP....
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    Me too. The black blackgound is so that i can keep me paper and model spaces seperate. Kinda like unconsiously checking. With a white background they'ed look too similar for my taste. As for the crosshair. 100 is also handy for otracking. A lot for me, because i operate ising the polar aray instead of the ortho.

    In your deffence, the other two guys in my office operate with gray backgrounds too. I'm the odd ball out in my office.

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    Black background in model space makes it easier to see the various line colors, I think.
    I keep my paper space set up to "display plot styles" so it's always black and white on a white background.
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    I have my setup same as yours CADgirl.
    crosshairs at 5%, screen background grey, and no paper background shown. Incidentally, in 2007 you can't reset the paper space limits with paper backround or printable area shown.

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    100% crosshairs baby don't you know. That's how R12 was set up when I first began drafting and so I like it that way. It can prove useful when aligning object sometimes too.
    Black background, also from my R12 days. Much easier on the eyes I think.
    Same in paperspace. I like the black background.
    Other than that I keep minimal toolbars open to maximize the dwg window.
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