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How to run AutoCAD without opening an empty drawing?

A - answer If you want to run your AutoCAD without creating an empty "unnamed" drawing "Drawing1.dwg" (Zeichnung1.dwg, etc.), you can use a simple script to avoid it.

In the properties of the AutoCAD icon on your desktop edit the line Target and add a parameter:

  
/b close
e.g.:
  
"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2010\acad.exe" /b close  
Now create a simple text file CLOSE.SCR in AutoCAD search path (so it can find it) - this file will containg a single line (ended with Enter):
  
_CLOSE  

If you start AutoCAD using this icon, the empty DWG drawing will be immediately closed.

Another option is the variable STARTUP.

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