Many of us used the Start a New Drawing dialog all the time and in recent versions this has been disabled forcing us to use the New Template dialog.
There is a setting to turn it back on!
The STARTUP variable controls the Create New Drawing dialog box and is saved in the Registry. Setting the variable to 1 enables the old style and 0 gives the Select a Template dialog.
If the FILEDIA system variable is set to 0, no dialog boxes are displayed, except for the Customize User Interface dialog box.