While in AutoCAD, we usually need to open another drawing. there are ways to set the default location where AutoCAD looks to open a drawing but this tip is how to customize the dialog box that lets you search your computer to open another drawing. The great thing is that you can customize this to list multiple locations.
Use any of the various methods to open a drawing:
- OPEN <enter>
- Click the folder icon in the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
- Click the Application Menu (Big Red A) then click the folder icon that says “Open” next to it.
Picture below: Normal view of how you select a file
Picture below: Drag & Drop from the list of folders to the list on the left
Picture below: If you no longer need the folder/location to appear in the list on the left, Right click and select “Remove”