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Copy existing layouts from another DWG file.

A - answer If you need to create (insert) a set of layouts in your current drawing -- copy them from another DWG drawing, you can use the command LAYOUT and its option Template.

There is a drawback in ths approach, as newer AutoCAD versions insert the layouts sorted alphabetically.

If you need to keep the original (source) order of layouts, you an use the utility CADstudio GetLayouts. AppLoad it and run the GetLayouts command - it will prompt for the name of the external DWG drawing and then (without opening it) it imports all its layouts into the current drawing (layouts with the same name are not copied nor changed).

You can download the GetLayouts utility from www.cadstudio.cz/download.

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See also:
Tip 11171:Total number of layouts as a field.
Tip 10759:How to publish a DWG to a PDF file without attaching "-Model" to its name?
Tip 10397:How to disable switching drawings when hovering on the DWG tab thumbnail?
Tip 10015:How to select and modify objects in all layouts of the DWG?
Tip 9949:One layout view doesn't display border, cannot be selected.


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