Below are a few CADWorx Speed Tips for starting CADWorx every day in the office:
CADWorx Speed Tips: Palette Locations
Corrections 1/4/2016 : NEWTAB just generates a new tab in the AutoCAD environment – and cannot be set to 0. If NEWTABMODE is set to 0, then the user cannot use NEWTAB. Additionally, for some users – if you “undock” your AutoCAD command window, then at startup this may also remove the palette expansion bug.
Have you ever come across this annoyance when starting up CADWorx in the morning? All of your palettes show up undocked, and blanket the entire model space.
It’s painful to *click* each palette back into place so that you can resume working how your old desktop was set up.
Fortunately there’s a quick fix to stop those palettes from coming up undocked forever.
- In AutoCAD 2015: set NEWTABMODE to 0, set NEWTAB to 0.
- In AutoCAD 2016: set STARTMODE to 0.
What these environment variables do is suppress the “Hi, Welcome to AutoCAD” start screen that you see open in another tab, besides your Drawing1.dwg. When you suppress this dialog, no longer will your CADWorx palettes show up fully expanded.
CADWorx Speed Tips: Faster AutoCAD/CADWorx Startup
Another quick tip to getting CADWorx up in the morning is to suppress the AutoCAD and the CADWorx logos that show up when you start in the morning. It actually does in fact make CADWorx start faster.
Right-Click on your CADWorx shortcut and Select the “Properties” option at the bottom.
Locate the “Target” field? Add in “/nologo” without the quotes to the end of that shortcut. (Leave a space between the slash and 2016, like shown in the picture.) This will allow you to suppress the AutoCAD logo.
To suppress the CADWorx logo, navigate to C:\CADWorx 2016\Plant\Support (Replace 2016 with your version of CADWorx) and find the file CADWorx_Plant_Splash.dll. Simply rename it to something different, like I called it A_CADWorx_Plant_Splash.dll, and you will now avoid the CADWorx splash screen that shows up when you start in the morning.
That’s it! Have a Happy Holidays!