CADstudio Sure-Save

CADstudio Sure-Save

Win32 and 64, English

Arkance Systems (CAD Studio)
Make sure you don't lose any DWG content even when standard Save or AutoSave fails.

General Usage Instructions

Load the SureSave utility and set the required parameters with the icon or with the SURESAVE command (one-time operation only). The settings are stored in the Registry.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Opens SureSave reactor settings dialog box.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

  • The only changed drawings are SureSaved.
  • The standard SAVE TIME variable setting applies for timed backups. The setting of 0 disables timed backups in SureSave.
  • SureSave on new (still unnamed) drawings, SureSave Now, and SureSave after N commands use a different save method (similar to WBlock) - only objects from the current space (e.g. model space) are saved.
  • License: SureSave is a commercial utility by CAD Studio - see SureSave.

Known Issues

SureSave is not compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® P&ID and Autodesk® AutoCAD® Plant 3D®.


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


AutoCAD 2024 compatibility added. Don't save too frequently if saving after N commands, and do not sure save during scripts. Minor fixes without changing the Ver.


AutoCAD 2023 compatibility added without changing the version number. AutoCAD 2022 compatibility added without changing the version number. AutoCAD 2021 compatibility added without changing the version number. AutoCAD 2020 compatibility added without changing the version number.


SureSave name configuration (date, prefix/suffix); skip suresave if variable changes only; last time display fixed; restoring of this DWG suresaves;

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