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Save DWG drawing automatically after every N commands.

A - answer If you definitely do not want to loose any work on your AutoCAD drawings, you can switch on not only the automatic time backups (autosave) but also automatic backups after every Nth command - e.g. after every 25 commands.

This option is available in the add-on application (automatic reactor) CADstudio SureSave. Switch on the option "SureSave also after every N commands" in the application dialog, and enter the number of commands, e.g. 25.

Now after every 25th command (e.g. 25th, 50th, 75th etc.), the program will automatically perform a backup of your DWG drawing to a specified folder. This backup copy will be done only if the drawing was changed since the last save.

You can get the SureSave application (with more backup functions) from Autodesk Exchange Apps.

More information on CADstudio SureSave

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applies to: AutoCAD 2014 · AutoCAD 2013 · AutoCAD 2012 ·

See also:
Tip 12592:How to automatically purge old backup files .BAK?
Tip 11170:Be an expert in saving of drawings.
Tip 9507:Easy selection of DWG backup files to restore.
Tip 8778:How not lose edited DWG drawing even when closed without saving.

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