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Get rid of the default grid in AutoCAD

Starting with AutoCAD 2011, Autodesk has made the grid on by default. Do you turn it off every time you start AutoCAD?

If you don’t know how to turn it off permanently, here are the steps:

  1. Open the template you usually use. If you use the default, acad.dwt, open that. The location will depend on your release and version of Windows. You might have to search for it in Windows Explorer, because the folder path is very long! When you find it, you can double-click it to open it. If you’re navigating from within AutoCAD, be sure to choose Drawing Template (*.dwt) from the Files of Type drop-down in the Select File dialog box.

  1. Click the Grid Display button on the status bar or press F7.
  2. Save the template.

Now, when you open AutoCAD, the grid is gone!


Ellen Finkelstein

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