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    When creating a new file in Inventor, the template to use can be selected either from File -> New or via the Advanced Templates panel.

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    If creating a new file using the New file dropdown (1) or Basic Template panel (2), Inventor will always use the Standard.extension template (provided it exists in your project defined Templates folder).

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    For drawing, the template used will be either Standard.idw or Standard.dwg, depending on the selection under Tools-> Application Options -> Drawing tab -> Default drawing file type :

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    As an example, I have renamed my “Standard.dwg” to “Old-Standard.dwg” and the “Cadline-A2.dwg” to “Standard.dwg” . Creating a new drawing using the quick access options is now loading my custom template :

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