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Options - General tab

Use this tab to set the experience level, save options, and VBA security.


Experience Level Sets the difficulty level for menus and toolbars. The number and complexity of commands displayed on menus and toolbars increases from Beginner to Advanced. Select the experience level that is right for you based on your level of experience with CAD (computer-aided design). The default value, Advanced, is set during installation. The Customize command determines which toolbar buttons and menu items are displayed by each experience level.

AutoSave Enable AutoSave turns the automatic file saving feature on or off. When on, AutoSave creates a backup of the drawing at specified time intervals, defined in minutes in the Time field. The default is 30 minutes; selecting a value of 0 minutes is the same as turning AutoSave off. The file is saved in the folder specified in Options > Paths/Files for Temporary Files, with the file extension specified in the AutoSave Drawing Extension box (by default, .SV$).

NOTE Do not use too brief a time for AutoSave with large drawings, because it can take a minute or more to save a very large drawing.

Save As Select the default file format that you want to display in the Save Drawing As dialog box. For example, if you use the Save As command to save most of your drawings in a legacy file format, you can select that file format as the default so you don’t have to select it each time you save a drawing using the Save As command.This setting has no effect on saving existing or new drawings using commands other than Save As — progeCAD always saves existing drawings in their current file format and saves new drawings with the most current file format.

Open If you regularly open drawings that contain errors or damaged data, for example, if you are a new progeCAD user and your original drawings were created using different CAD software, you can enable Open Drawings using Recover. This option automatically checks all drawings for errors when using the Open command, and attempts recovery, as needed. Viewing warning messages when opening drawings allows you to know which files are being fixed by progeCAD and what errors have occurred; however, you can also choose to hide the warnings by marking the checkbox for Hide Warnings when Opening Drawings using Recover.

VBA Security Click the check box if you do not plan to use Visual Basic Applications (VBA). This may improve performance and can also enhance security if you are running progeCAD at a low security level.

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