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What's New in AutoCAD 2006 - Environment Tools

Drawing Recovery Tool
There is a new drawing recovery tool that is launched the next time AutoCAD is launched after it encountered a fatal error or crashed. It allows you to quickly open any drawings that were open when a crash happened. It also allows you to open any backups that might be available for the drawing too.

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Using Search in Windows Explorer to Find Text in Drawing
If you are a user of the search feature in Windows you will be happy to know that Autodesk has implemented the ability to search text and custom drawing properties in a drawing for a text string. This includes the following object types: Text, Mtext, Attributes, Tables, and symbol table names like a Layer name.