Quick one for today – the system variable FILEDIA.
I remember on more than one occasion when learning AutoCAD® tearing my hair out wondering why my SAVE dialog box had vanished, forcing me to input paths to the command line. Very frustrating… so this system variable can be a sanity-saver to know.
The default behaviour is determined by the FILEDIA system variable. Set it to 0 to hide dialog boxes, and 1 to display.
One of my subscribers Chris Thron got in touch with an excellent addition to this post. Although his comment is still below where you’d expect comments to be, I though it would be useful to include it in the main body of this post to make sure it is not missed:
“If you find this happens you need to open a drawing or template to activate the FILEDIA command so you have to input the path name at least once. To get round this on the path prompt enter “~” “enter” (tidle) and it open the dialog box”