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When I use the 'New Plan From Template' or 'New Layout From Template' tool, a Question message always asks, "Do you want to use this file as your default template?" Why does it do this?
Whenever you open a new, blank plan or layout file, all of the default settings and other information present in the plan are inherited from a template file. You can specify the files to use as your plan and layout templates on the New Plans panel of the Preferences dialog. To learn more about templates, see the Related Articles section at the bottom of this page.
When you select File> Templates> New Plan From Template or New Layout From Template, you are able to create a new, blank file based on a template other than the one specified in the Preferences dialog.
As a convenience in Chief Architect X1 and newer, the program presents this Question message to offer you an easy way to make the selected file your file template the next time a New Plan or New Layout is opened.