Open the Welcome Screen

We have all done this – we uncheck the box that tells AutoCAD to show the “Welcome Screen” each time AutoCAD opens. But what if you want to open it again and check out some of the “New Features” videos?

Here’s how for AutoCAD 2011:

  • Click the drop-down arrow in the info center
  • Select “Welcome Screen” from the list

(Picture below: How to open the 2011 Welcome Screen)

(Picture below: Default 2011 Welcome Screen)


Here’s how for AutoCAD 2012:

The Welcome Screen for 2012 is integrated into the “Help” menu. So use any of the following methods to open the help menu:

  • F1
  • HELP <enter> or click the help button or “info center” button (exchange button)
  • Check the box in the lower corner of  Help menu in order to see the default “Welcome screen” the next time you open AutoCAD 2012. Otherwise, the same content is available in the upper right area of the help menu

(Picture below: Help menu in 2012)

(Picture below: How the default 2012 “Welcome Screen” appears)

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About AutoCAD Tips

This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
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2 Responses to Open the Welcome Screen

  1. Jose says:

    I have a problema, in my “welcome screen” no appears the box.
    Is there any command for to write to disable this welcome screen?

    Thank you very much.

  2. Frdom says:

    Same problem here… can’t find the way to disable that window in AutoCAD 2013, trying to find solution modifing some txt files but i don’t see anything about welcome window

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