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I prefer my Blender set up with four view windows, like in this example:

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However, every time I begin a new model, I'm presented with the default single view, and I have to re-establish the other three windows and perspectives, as well as reset other preferences, like the grid size.

How can I get Blender to remember my settings across models?

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    $\begingroup$ Configure the screen the way you want it. Press Ctrl+U to save as startup file and enable Load UI in the system preferences. The saved layout will become the default layout. Also consider using Quad View (Ctrl+Alt+Q) instead of 4 3D viewport windows $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 23:29
  • $\begingroup$ Technically a different question, but the exact same answer. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 23:58
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, this quad view is even better. Now the view doesn't get messed up every time I accidentally hit the middle mouse button. I've been trying to figure that one out for months... $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2018 at 0:04
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    $\begingroup$ Having many windows open is a waste of screen Real Estate. Also note that quad view can also be customized. Related: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/18320/… $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Mar 13, 2018 at 0:46

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