You can launch AutoCAD using the Start button like other Windows applications.
- pick the Start button in the Windows task bar, select Programs and look for AutoCAD.
You can also double-click on a shortcut to launch AutoCAD (if there is one on your system).
- shortcuts can be customized to use a specific user profile and start in a specific default folder (right-click on shortchut).
You can Close AutoCAD using standard Windows methods and you will be prompted to save changes to drawings (if there are changes).
– pick the Close button in the upper right corner of the AutoCAD window.
– or pick File then Exit in the pulldowns to use the Quit command (this is the same as pressing <Alt> + F4).