OPEN (Command)

Opens an existing drawing file.


The Select File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box) is displayed.

When FILEDIA is set to 0 (zero), OPEN displays a Command prompt.

You can open and load a portion of a drawing, including geometry on a specific view or layer. In the Select File dialog box, click the arrow next to Open and choose Partial Open or Partial Open Read-Only to display the Partial Open dialog box. (Not applicable to AutoCAD LT.)

Note: If the drawing you open contains macros, the AutoCAD Macro Virus Protection dialog box is displayed. (Not applicable to AutoCAD LT.)