Load AutoCAD Faster with NoLogo

Written by Bob Mecham.

When launching AutoCAD do you have to wait through the Logo-loading process?  Every time you start AutoCAD do you see what is in Figure 1 below and count the extra time that it takes for AutoCAD to load?

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Figure 1

AutoCAD trainingThere is a simple solution. You can use a switch, which is a little piece of text  that can be written into the properties in your Desktop icon.



Right-Click the mouse while the AutoCAD icon is selected, and select Properties. (Figure 2)

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Figure 2

In the Properties dialog, go to the “Target:” textbox.  (Figure 3)

At the end of the text that is already in this box put a space between the last character, usually an end quote, and type /nologo This can be done with all AutoCAD software to speed up the load time.

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Figure 3



Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.


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