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When opening a DWG file, AutoCAD opens also a second one - Drawing1.dwg

A - answer You open a DWG drawing by double-click in Explorer, Total Commander or other file manager, AutoCAD displays it but displays also a second, empty file "Drawing1.dwg" ("Zeichnung1.dwg", "Dessin1.dwg", "Disegno1.dwg","Dibujo1.dwg", "Desenho1.dwg", "Rysunek1.dwg", "Výkres1.dwg", "Rajz1.dwg", "Чертеж1.dwg", "図面1.dwg" or similar).

This behaviour indicates an installation problem, or a damaged user profile, or a user-defined macro/script is running on startup. You can influence this behaviour by setting the STARTUP variable, but rather check the behaviour under a different user account and then perform a repair installation if needed.

AutoCAD should open the Drawing1 file only if you do not specify any DWG file to open.

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Tip 7918:Launching AutoCAD without any drawing.

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