To Start the Program With a Command Line Switch

  1. Right-click the program icon on the Windows desktop and select Properties.
  2. In the product's Properties dialog box, Shortcut tab, in the Target box, append the parameters for the switch using the following syntax:
    "drive:\pathname\[product].exe" ["drawing name"] [/switch "name"] 

    For example, enter

    "d:\AutoCAD 2022\acad.exe" /t "d:\AutoCAD 2022\templatearch1.dwt" /v "plan1" /b "startup"