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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 Download.

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23.4.2010    15217×  

See also:
Tip 13719:How to load a 2D DWG drawing of a part into Fusion 360?
Tip 13688:How to select all DWG objects of a certain type in AutoCAD LT? (texts, circles...)
Tip 13622:Bulk import pages from a multi-page PDF into AutoCAD.
Tip 13228:DWG or DXF file exported to/from Fusion 360 has incorrect size (scale, 10x larger/smaller).
Tip 12837:RenameCSV - rename layers, blocks, layouts, views, linetypes using Excel tables

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