I cannot find how to show ‘tabbed’ drawings in the interface. The AutoCAD basics course shows how I can add new drawings by clicking on the plus sign (a tab) but I don’t have any. Can anyone tell me how to show tabbed drawings? I put in a screen shot. Thank you.
Ok, this is strange, it looks like some addon is conflicting with your AutoCAD workspace. try using FILETAB command and see if it works. If it doesn’t let me know what message you get on the command line on using this command?
Thanks I tried that and get this strange message. Well, I think you’re right. This software was purchased through a company called “Cullimore and Ring”. It does spacecraft thermal analysis and the toolbars for it are built-in to the AutoCAD. I believe maybe they screwed-up the software and I cannot follow some of your videos if they removed that capability. Here is a website for them: https://www.crtech.com/. Thank you for checking (screen shot attached).
SDI is a feature in the classical AutoCAD software and usually, it’s off by default but in your drawing, it was someone activated possibly because at some point you might have opened a drawing made with a classical version of AutoCAD.
This is what Autodesk has in their documentation related to SDI:
“The SDI (Single Document Interface) system variable is legacy, and is maintained within the program for backwards compatibility. SDI being set to 1 (or 3 in some cases) will enable the single-document mode, in which only one drawing is allowed to be open at a time.”