Did you know you can control how AutoCAD starts up?
For most people when you open AutoCAD, it automatically starts a blank drawing with a template that has been set in the OPTIONS menu.
But did you know you can control whether AutoCAD opens a blank drawing or prompts you to open a drawing or template?
The system variable is STARTUP
0: Displays the Select Template dialog box, or uses a default drawing template file set in the OPTIONS dialog box, on the files tab.
1: Starts without opening a drawing template file, and displays the Startup or the Create New Drawing dialog box
2: Starts without opening a drawing template file. If available in the application a custom dialog box is displayed