Express Tool: Save All Opened Drawings

If you have multiple drawings opened in AutoCAD at the same time and would like to save all the drawings before stepping away from your computer… you can easily save all the currently open drawings with one command.

Note: If there happens to be an unnamed drawing opened (like drawing1), you will prompted to give that file a name.

Here’s how:

  • SAVEALL <enter>

That’s it.

This command is an Express Tool so AutoCAD LT users will not be able to use this command.

I think that this tool should be a part of AutoCAD and not an Express Tool.

Multiple Drawings Open 1


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7 Responses to Express Tool: Save All Opened Drawings

  1. JimR says:

    Great tip! In 2014 versions (not sure about LT though) File Tabs are now standard (previously loaded with the midtab arx). If you right-click on the tab it also has a Save All feature as well as a couple of others.

  2. MurrayC says:

    Once you use the SAVEALL command, you can then use the CLOSEALL command to exit the drawings simultaneously

  3. Bina Amin says:

    Thank you for the good tips.
    I have another question regarding text.. if dwg is done 2007/2008 & opened in 2012 certain font becomes oblique even though they r not italic or has 0 angle..this is font style-regular, font name-Arial black & Style- Sign.
    Please advise.
    Thank you.

  4. lalit Bisht says:

    Nice Tutorial on Autocad Thanks For Sharing it

  5. CADbloke says:

    The only real downside is that it doesn’t refresh the thumbnail for the drawings so you don’t see them in preview areas like in Windows Explorer. What I’d really like (maye I need to write it) is a QSAVEALL command that just does a QSAVE on each drawing that is open.

  6. Ted Fehrman says:

    In LT place your cursor over one of the tabs of an open drawing, and right click. You will have several worth while options including “save all”, “close all” , etc.

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