AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT temporary files settings
Posted on 2009-07-01
I would like to find out where the settings are in both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT to direct temporary files to a specific folder.
What is happening now is the temp files are going to the "current" folder which means they're cluttering up people's document management application work areas, much as they used to clutter up the network document folders. I would like to have a default setting for all such temp files to go to a specific folder on the local drive, which not only will save the clutter in the document management application work areas, but will improve performance by not having all that stuff going across the LAN.
I would then like to figure out a good way to clear that local temp folder so it doesn't cause fragmentation and space issues on people's computers. It would probably be best to have it clear at shutdown.