Enter name of drawing to open?
Have you ever faced this issue – when you hit Open AutoCAD shows you this message Enter name of drawing to open <.> ? Bet you have, unless you are new to AutoCAD.
The first time I saw this I had uninstalled the whole program and then installed it again.. Well, that’s because I had no time to lose and that decision cost me five times more time than searching for the answer.
Now the problem is very simple it’s in one system variable called “FILEDIA” here is what Autodesk says about it:
Suppresses display of file navigation dialog boxes.
0 Does not display dialog boxes. You can still request a file dialog box to appear by entering a tilde (~) in response to the Command prompt. 1 Displays dialog boxes. However, if a script is active, an ordinary prompt is displayed.
Prompts are also displayed if an AutoLISP or ObjectARX™ program is active. (Not applicable to AutoCAD LT.)Note: Execution of scripts may temporarily hide the file navigation dialog boxes.