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Access Multiple Drawings via Taskbar
Tip# 3050 By Karen Tomajko On 08-Dec-2008
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Categories : CUI (Customize User Interface), Toolbars
Software type : AutoCAD 2008
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This tip is for quickly switching between multiple open drawings in AutoCAD 2008.

Karen Tomajko sent us a tip on how she handles accessing multiple drawings she has opened in AutoCAD Map 3D 2008.  She prefers them to be visible in the task bar instead of going the long way around and using the drop down menu from the Window option.  To set this visibility, type in "TASKBAR" on the command line and press ENTER.  The default is set to "0" but when changed to "1" it will display all drawings on the taskbar, making it easy to switch between them.

NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL:  This is a good tip that works in AutoCAD too and in all AutoCAD based verticals.  There are several ways to get from one open drawing to another.  Press the CTRL and TAB keys to toggle through each open drawing, CTRL+TAB+Shift will toggle through them in the opposite order.  In AutoCAD 2009, use the QVDRAWING command to open the “Quick View Drawings” command.  This will display a thumbnail image of each open drawing file.  Click on the one that needs to be opened.  This command will also provide a thumbnail view of each Paper Space Tab in the files.  Clicking one of these will open the file to that tab.


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