List of Options
following options are displayed.
Provides quick access to predefined locations.
You can reorder the icons in the Places list by dragging them to
a new position. To add a new icon to Places, drag a folder from
the list. Changes to Places affect all standard file selection dialog
Displays shortcuts to the files most recently accessed
from the dialog box. It is recommended that you periodically remove
unwanted shortcuts from the History list. Select History, then select
the unwanted shortcuts in the Files list and click Delete. To sort
the shortcuts by date, click Views Details, and then click the Modified column
in the Files list.
Displays the contents of the Personal or My Documents folder
for the current user profile.
Displays the contents of the Favorites folder
for the current user profile. This folder consists of shortcuts
to files or folders that you added to Favorites using the Tools Add to Favorites option
in the dialog box.
Displays the FTP sites that are available for browsing
in the standard file selection dialog box. To add FTP locations
to this list, or to modify an existing FTP location, click Tools Add/Modify
FTP Locations in the dialog box.
Displays the contents of your desktop.
Provides access to Buzzsaw projects. Buzzsaw
is a secure Internet-based collaboration and project management
service that connects project teams in different locations. To use
Buzzsaw, you must already have a project hosting account on Buzzsaw
or be given access to a subscriber's Buzzsaw site. If you do not
yet have a project hosting account on Buzzsaw, clicking Buzzsaw displays
the Select Template dialog box where you can add a Buzzsaw location
shortcut. Double-clicking Add a Buzzsaw Location Shortcut opens
the Log In To Buzzsaw dialog box where you can register for a free
30-day trial subscription to the service. Also, the first time you
access Buzzsaw, your default web browser opens with the project
hosting page displayed. If you already have a project hosting account, clicking
Buzzsaw shows all of your project sites in the Site list.
Look In/Save In
Displays the current
folder or drive. Click the arrow to view the hierarchy of the folder
path and to navigate up the path tree or to other drives, network connections,
FTP locations, or web folders (either Web Folders or My
Network Places, depending on the version of your operating
system). You can create web folders in Windows Explorer. Consult
your system administrator or Windows Explorer Help for more information
about web folders. To control whether the last used paths in each
particular standard file selection dialog box are stored across
sessions, use the REMEMBERFOLDERS system variable.
Returns to the previous
Up One Level
Navigates one level up
in the current path tree.
Search the Web
Displays the Browse the
Web dialog box, from which you can access and store files on the
Deletes the selected
file or folder.
Create New Folder
Creates a new folder
in the current path using a name that you specify.
Controls the appearance of the Files list or
Folders list and, for a Files list, specifies whether to show a
preview image when a file is selected.
Displays a multi-column list.
Displays a single-column list with file details.
Displays each file in
a thumbnail view.
Displays a bitmap of the selected file. To save
a bitmap with a drawing file, use the Save a Thumbnail Preview Image
option on the Open and Save tab in the Options dialog box.
Provides tools to help with file selection and
other actions available in file selection dialog boxes.
Displays the Find
dialog box, in which you can search for
files using name, location, and date-modified filters.
Uses the AutoCAD search path to locate the
file specified in File Name. You set the search path on the Files
tab in the Options dialog
Displays the Add/Modify
FTP Locations dialog box, in which you
can specify the FTP sites to make available for browsing. To browse
these sites, select FTP from the Places list.
Current Folder to Places
Adds an icon for the selected folder to the
Places list, providing quick access to that folder from all standard
file selection dialog boxes. To remove the icon, right-click the
icon and choose Remove.
Creates a shortcut to the current Look In location,
or to the selected file or folder. The shortcut is placed in the Favorites folder
for the current user profile, which you can access by choosing Favorites
in the Places list.
- Look in Favorites
Sets the Look In path
to your system’s Favorites folder.
Provides additional options for certain standard file
selection dialog boxes.
Provides options for a digital signature and password
that are invoked when you save a file.
Displays the files and
folders in the current path and of the selected file type. Use the
Views menu in the dialog box to switch between List view and Details
Displays a bitmap of
the selected file when you choose Views Preview in the dialog box. To save a bitmap
with a drawing file, use the Save a Thumbnail Preview Image option
on the Open and Save tab in the Options
Displays the name of
the file you select in the Files list. If you select multiple files,
File Name displays each selected file within quotation marks. You
must use quotation marks when entering multiple file names. You
can use wild-card characters to filter files displayed in the Files
Files of Type
When you are saving files,
Files of Type specifies the format in which the file is saved.
Select Initial View
Displays the specified
model space view when you open the drawing if the drawing contains
more than one named view.
Update Sheet and View Thumbnails
Reflects the current
setting of the UPDATETHUMBNAIL system variable. This
option temporarily overrides that setting. This option does not
change the current setting of UPDATETHUMBNAIL.
Depending on the purpose of the specific file
selection dialog box, opens or saves the selected file or enters
the path of the selected folder in the previous dialog box. Certain
file selection dialog boxes may include additional options, accessed
by clicking the arrow next to the Open button.
Opens a file in read-only mode. You cannot save changes
to the file using the original file name.
Open dialog box. You can open and load
a portion of a drawing, including geometry on a specific view or layer.
The PARTIALOPEN command can
be used only for drawings in AutoCAD 2004 or later format.
the specified drawing portions in read-only mode.