February 14, 2022 By Dennis Collin
Recently on one of Cadline’s AutoCAD training courses a delegate reported that their start tab page for accessing recent files, templates and tutorials wasn’t showing, and was looking like the image below:
Normally when AutoCAD is started a splash screen is displayed providing different options. However, the start tab can be disabled if certain system variables are set to non-standard values.
To fix this, open AutoCAD and start a new drawing. In the command line type:
STARTMODE <Press Enter> Set to ‘1’ (One)
SDI <Press Enter> Set to ‘0’ (Zero)
SDI is a variable that forces AutoCAD only to have one document open at a time.
Restart AutoCAD. The Start tab should appear providing access to recent files, tutorials etc. Like the image below: