Tipster Frances Emerson shares a tip to help keep AutoCAD files neat and tidy by customizing the ACAD.LSP file.
"Our clients prefer our drawings to be zoomed to extents upon submission. During the quality check before submission, upon opening the drawings, our final checker would observe that the drawings did not appear to be zoomed to extents. The problem is that drafters have a variety of workspace setup shapes and monitor sizes; what is zoom extents on one computer never is on another. By adding one line (command ".zoom" "e") to ACAD.LSP, the problem is solved."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: The ACAD.LSP file is an easily customized file that loads when AutoCAD starts. It can be altered so that it loads every time a file is opened, or you can use ACADDOC.LSP. It depends on what you want to do. Adding this setting will execute a zoom extents when you open your file. So with this setting, when the reviewer opens the file it will be zoomed to extents.