Subject: Opening an existing drawing

You can open any of these drawing files:

   Standard drawing files with a .dwg extension.

In addition to your own drawing files, you can open and use one of the sample drawings that are included with CADdirect.     

   Drawing Exchange Format files with a .dxf file extension.

   Design Web Format files with a .dwf file extension.

   Drawing templates with a .dwt file extension.

To open an existing drawing

   1   Use one of the following methods to choose Open ():

   On the Quick Access toolbar of the ribbon, click the Open tool.

   On the menu, choose File > Open.

   On the Standard toolbar, click the Open tool.

   Type open and then press Enter.

   2   In Files of Type, choose the type of file you want to open.

   3   Choose the folder containing the desired file.

   4   Do one of the following:

   Choose the drawing you want to open, and then click Open.

   Double-click the drawing you want to open.

If the drawing requires a password, enter the password, click OK to verify the password, and then click Open again.

You can also open drawings while browsing files on your computer.
Simply double-click the file or drag it to the drawing area in CADdirect. Using pro­grams that came with your operating system, such as Windows File Explorer or My Computer, you can find the drawing you want by viewing thumbnail images of the drawing files as you browse them. If needed, choose Tools > Options and on the Gen­eral tab, click Set Files Association to specify which filetypes are associated with CADdirect.

The most recently opened drawings are tracked on the File menu for easy opening.
Choose File > file name to quickly open a drawing file that you recently used.      

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