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Hello!

I started a drawing a week ago but am not sure I used the right template. Is there a way to find out which template I used?

I tried using DWGPROPS and STATUS but neither of these mention which template I used to start the drawing.

 

Any help is appreciated.

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Thankyou for the suggestions but unfortunately none of them worked. UNITS and DIMSTYLE do not show which template was used.

 

I have used many different templates since starting this drawing and the folder that contains templates has 6 other templates, so another suggestion above will not work.

 

I guess there is no way to determine which template was used to start a particular drawing.

 

Is there a way to contact the AUTOCAD guys directly where they answer queries from the public?

 

Thanks

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Why do you need to know? There are only a few things in those templates. A simple comparison of UNITS and DIMSTYLE should give you enough information to determine which one.

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Because we were supposed to use the 24 x 36 imperial template. I'm sure I used the correct one, but when I go to plot preview, it defaults to the 11 x 17.

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Thankyou for the suggestions but unfortunately none of them worked. UNITS and DIMSTYLE do not show which template was used.

 

 

I don't see anywhere in this thread where anyone suggested UNITS. -dwgunits IS NOT UNITS

 

Also a look at dimstyle can indicate whether imperial or metric template was used. (but you have to know what to look for)

If a custom template was used.....

 

Post screen shot of what you see when you enter -dwgunits (might expand the command line a few lines).

 

-DWGUNITS.png

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Because we were supposed to use the 24 x 36 imperial template. I'm sure I used the correct one, but when I go to plot preview, it defaults to the 11 x 17.

 

All my borders and other drawing resources are in one template file.

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If -DWGUNITS can be set from UNITSs. What is the difference, teach?

 

When I type in UNITSs I get Uknown command.

I don't know how to get access to the same settings available in -dwgunits in units.

Can you post screen shots teaching me how?

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Because we were supposed to use the 24 x 36 imperial template. I'm sure I used the correct one, but when I go to plot preview, it defaults to the 11 x 17.

 

Can you post screen shot of you Page Setup Manager? (right click on the Layout you need to plot and select Page Setup Manager - then click on Modify. Hit Alt Print Screen. Open MS Paint and hit Ctrl V and save the file as Printer.png attach the file here.)

 

Aliteecl

I think the quick assumption was that this was a metric/inch question.

You could simply start a new file with what you know is the correct template and copy/paste from the original file to the new file.

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Change this and then check to see what happens in DWGUNITS.

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]38678[/ATTACH]

 

Ahh, you are using a dialog box where I am using command line commands. Been so long since I used AutoCAD I don't even know how to get that dialog box shown in your posted image.

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