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Download the Default AutoCAD Drawing Templates (DWT Files)


You looked for the default AutoCAD drawing templates (DWT files) but didn't see them in the menu.



> You should be able to find these drawing template files in the Templates menu on the Get Started screen when you first open CAD.




The menu should include the following two template files:

  • acad.dwt (for Imperial units)
  • acadiso.dwt (for metric units)


Don't see these DWT files? You can easily download them. Read on for instructions.




You can download the drawing templates for your year version of CAD using one of the links below:



Depending on your version of CAD, you may also be able to download the templates by opening CAD and clicking the Get More Templates Online link on the Get Started screen (pictured to the right).



You'll be brought to an Autodesk page that lists links to the template files for your year version of AutoCAD or F/X CAD.

Remember: You'll want the acad.dwt file for Imperial units, or the acadiso.dwt file for metric units.

Once you've downloaded the correct DWT file, you can use it to set up your drawing template.

Last modified on Oct 22, 2018


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