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Batch unification of page setups in DWG files.

A - answer Struggling with disorder in page setups in your DWG files? If you want to unify your standard AutoCAD page setups and keep only those configurations you really use (e.g. for a printer, plotter, PDF, DWF), you can use the following "batch" methods:
  1. purge the page settings on each DWG open and load (import) predefined setups from a company drawing template -- for this method you need to define a macro for the drawing startup (or for a menu button):

    DelPageSetup "*" _-PSETUPIN MyTemplate.dwt "*"

    which uses an older utility DelPageSetup (see

  2. export settings from the current DWG drawing to all DWG files in the specified folder -- for this method you can use the LISP utility CopyPageSetups (see - it copies the page setups from the current drawing to all drawings in a folder you specify and deletes any original pages setups in these drawings(!)

Both CADstudio tools are available for free (load them e.g. with APPLOAD). Another option is to use the command DWGCONVERT - see the Tip 8499.

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See also:
Tip 9331:What is contextual field and why it is not updated in a block?
Tip 9147:Batch publishing to PDF uses different margins than single prints.
Tip 8713:How to transfer page setup from another DWG drawing?
Tip 8580:Localization of Autodesk 2013 products using "Language Packs".
Tip 8499:Batch change of page setups and purging in DWG files.

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