In this post, we will review the AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs. File Tabs play an important role in opening multiple files simultaneously and help a user increase productivity.
AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs
To access multiple files in AutoCAD the File Tab option can be used. In AutoCAD 2014, the file tab helps a user to access multiple files simultaneously as said before or similar to working in AutoCAD Layouts / Sheets. This is displayed just below the ribbon bar menu or pull down menu in (AutoCAD Classic User Interface) as shown below.
It can be turned on or off from View Tab > User Interface Panel > File Tab and also with tools > options> Display>Display File Tabs, refer image below.
Let’s review the options within AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs, when right clicked the AutoCAD File Tabs give a user with different options:
New : To create new drawing files
Open : To open an existing file
Save : To save the work done on current file tab
Save as : To save the current file name of AutoCAD tab to some other file name and retaining the previous file name in its path.
Save All : To save all the Multiple AutoCAD File Tabs that is open.
Close : Closes the AutoCAD File Tab on which it is right clicked.
Close All : Closes all the Multiple AutoCAD File Tabs that is open.
Close All Except This Tab : Closes all the Multiple AutoCAD File Tabs that is open except the one on which it is right clicked.
Copy Full File Path : AutoCAD File Tab Entire path can be copied and pasted to a clip board so that easily location of the file stored can be found out.
Open File Location : Opens AutoCAD File Tab Entire path and displays it on the screen.
Star Mark on a file Tab : This indicates that the file has been modified but not save since from its last save.
Lock Mark on a AutoCAD File Tab : This indicates that the file has been opened as read only. This restricts the editing of the file.
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