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Drag and Drop in AutoCAD
Tip# 4132 By Danny Korem On 10-Jun-2013
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Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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You don't have to use the Open or Insert command to move files around; just drag and drop.

Frequent tipster Danny Korem shares some tricks to use when dragging and dropping various file types into AutoCAD.

"If AutoCAD is opened, dragging and dropping DWG files into AutoCAD will open them all.

"If a file is opened, drag and drop to the Command line to open, or to the graphics area to insert the file as a block. Dragging and dropping LISP files will load them into the current session. A script file will run if dragged and dropped into AutoCAD. A DXF file will be opened if dropped into AutoCAD.

"A selection set dragged and dropped using the mouse's right button will pop up a menu (when released), no matter if within the file or if the windows are tiled (if several files are opened) between windows. The menu offers the following options: Move here, copy here, paste as block, and cancel."

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: Users often forget these tips, or aren't aware of them. We forget that we can simply drag files around; we don't have to go to the Open or Insert commands. It is a trick that can save you a lot of time and effort.


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Comment by Parrish,Brad
Posted on 2013-06-10 13:19:32
I store my less used lisp routines in a Lisp folder. When I do need them I click on the short cut to the folder and drag and drop ones I need on to the AutoCAD screen.