System Tab (Options Dialog Box)
Controls system settings.
Some options shown above are not available in AutoCAD LT.
List of Options
The following options are displayed.
Controls settings that relate to configuration of the graphics display system. The
settings and their names vary depending on the product.
Current Pointing Device
Controls options that relate to the pointing device.
- Current System Pointing Device
Displays a list of the available pointing device drivers.
- Current System Pointing Device. Sets the system pointing device as current.
- Wintab Compatible Digitizer. Sets the Wintab-compatible digitizer as current.
- Accept Input From
Specifies whether the program accepts input from both a mouse and a digitizer or ignores
mouse input when a digitizer is set.
- User Name text box
Changes the user name with the Windows login information.
This name is inserted when you use the time and date stamp (REVDATE) and is useful
if different people work on the same drawing. (Not available in AutoCAD)
- Display Touch Mode Ribbon Panel
Displays a panel with a button that cancels touch pad operations such as zooming an
panning. (TOUCHMODE system variable)
Layout Regen Options
Specifies how the display list is updated in the Model tab and layout tabs. (Not available
in AutoCAD LT)
For each tab, the display list is updated either by regenerating the drawing when
you switch to that tab or by saving the display list to memory and regenerating only
the modified objects when you switch to that tab. Changing these settings can improve
performance. (LAYOUTREGENCTL system variable)
- Regen When Switching Layouts
Regenerates the drawing each time you switch tabs.
- Cache Model Tab and Last Layout
For the Model tab and the last layout made current, saves the display list to memory
and suppresses regenerations when you switch between the two tabs.
For all other layouts, regenerations still occur when you switch to those tabs.
- Cache Model Tab and All Layouts
Regenerates the drawing the first time you switch to each tab.
For the remainder of the drawing session, the display list is saved to memory and
regenerations are suppressed when you switch to those tabs.
- Hidden Messages Settings
Controls the display of previously hidden messages.
Displays the Hidden Message Settings dialog box.
- Display OLE Text Size Dialog
Displays the OLE Text Size dialog box when OLE objects are inserted into drawings.
- Beep on Error in User Input
Sounds an alarm beep when an invalid entry is detected.
- Allow Long Symbol Names
Sets the parameters for named object names (such as linetypes and layers) stored in
(EXTNAMES system variable)
Help and Welcome Screen
Controls whether the information in Help comes from an online or a local source. The
online version is the most current.
- Access Online Content When Available
Specifies whether information is accessed from the Autodesk website, or from locally
When you use online Help, the latest Help information and other online resources are
- Balloon Notifications
Controls the content, frequency, and duration of balloon notifications in the upper-right
corner of the application window.
Displays the InfoCenter Settings dialog box.
- Security Options
Provides options for controlling how files that contain executable code are loaded.
(Not available or needed in AutoCAD LT)
Displays the Security Options dialog box.
Controls options that relate to database connectivity. (Not available in AutoCAD LT)
- Store Links Index in Drawing File
Stores the database index within the drawing file.
This option enhances performance during Link Select operations. Clear this option
to decrease drawing file size and to enhance the opening process for drawings with
- Open Tables in Read-Only Mode
Specifies whether to open database tables in Read-only mode in the drawing file.
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