Customize the Open Folders Location

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.

Here’s how:

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”


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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