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Be an expert in saving of drawings.

A - answer We all can save files but maybe not as save-experts.

 You are working on a drawing and you want to make a copy of it from time to time just for the case?

  1. You will use SAVE AS. But - the drawing is saved, however you are switched to the new copy. As you obviously want to keep it unchanged, you will need to switch back to your original drawing. Unneccessary steps - use another, expert workflow.
  2. Type the command SAVE on the command line. This will invoke a dialog prompting you to enter the filename. Name your backup drawing - e.g. MyDrawing-copy12.dwg and save it. Now you have a safely stored copy with the current state of your drawing and you can immediately continue editing your original drawing. No need to switch drawings.

You cannot use this workflow in AutoCAD LT - its SAVE commands behaves the same as QSAVE, not prompting for the filename.

We recommend the SureSave utility for fully automatic backup copies of DWGs.

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See also:
Tip 13305:Where can I find the icon to run Civil 3D 2023 as AutoCAD?
Tip 13292:Automatic label - number of blocks in the specified area of a DWG.
Tip 13173:How to convert projection of a 3D model to a 2D DXF drawing?
Tip 13056:How to copy DWG Properties from one drawing to another?
Tip 13014:StickLay - unchangable, fixed layers for selected DWG objects.


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