AutoCAD Civil 3D 911 Default Template File Name for QNEW


AutoCAD Civil 3D 911

AutoCAD Civil 3D 911


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AutoCAD Civil 3D 911: How to set the AutoCAD Civil 3D 911 Default Template File Name for QNEW?

A site visitor and client asked how to set the default template file name for the QNEW command. I had set up an autoCAD Civil 3D template for him and he wanted that template as the default drawing to open when either starting the AutoCAD Civil 3D program and/or selecting new drawing (really QNEW).

AutoCAD Civil 3D 911 Response

This is great question and offers you a huge time savings if there is a specific template that you use most of the time. As you probably know, the out-of-the-box AutoCAD Civil 3D template that opens when you start AutoCAD Civil 3D, or select he QNEW command, is pretty bare-bones and not very useful.

Here's my video showing you how to set the AutoCAD Civil 3D 911 Default Template File Name for QNEW:

As I mentioned in the video, I set the QNEW template to the AutoCAD Civil 3D template that I created for points. This, more often than not, is the first drawing I create in a land surveying project to begin processing points and field data.

With all my Point Styles, Point Label Styles and Description Keys setup, by simply selecting QNEW, I can start a new project drawing quickly and completely. As also noted, I've also included a Point Table, editable North Arrow, and a paperspace worksheet border in my QNEW template.

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Eric D. Colburn, PLS, "The Geo-Business Innovator", helps geo-professionals improve through innovative solutions, mastery of marketing and business growth strategies, and coaching/training. Eric is a successful, serial entrepreneur, podcaster, industry writer, product development consultant, and RI licensed professional land surveyor.

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