Subject: Setting how drawings are opened

There are several options that determine how drawings are opened in CADdirect. You can specify which file extensions are associated with CADdirect, allowing you to open files such as .dwg files automatically using CADdirect.

Additionally, you can set up CADdirect to open drawings automatically using the Recover command, for example, if you are a new CADdirect user and your original drawings were created using different CAD software and those drawings regularly contain errors or damaged data. The Open Drawings using Recover option automati­cally checks all drawings for errors when using the Open command, and attempts recovery, as needed. Viewing warning messages when opening drawings allows you to know which files are being fixed by CADdirect and what errors have occurred; however, you can also choose to hide the warnings.

To set how drawings are opened

   1   Do one of the following to choose Options ():

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Options, or choose Tools > Options (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Options.

   Type options and then press Enter.

   2   Click the General tab.

   3   To specify the file types that open automatically using CADdirect, click Set Files Association and make your selections.

   4   If you want to use the Recover command automatically each time you use the Open command, mark the check box for Open Drawings using Recover.

   5   If you want to hide warnings when errors are found in a drawing, mark the check box for Hide Warnings when Opening Drawings using Recover. Errors will still be logged in an ASCII file with an .adt extension.

   6   When you have finished, click OK.

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