Having a proper set of templates can save time in all phases of modeling. The benefits of good templates include:
Document properties are set
Having the document properties set in the template allows you to move ahead to modeling without having to make adjustments to the settings.
Visual and physical properties are set
Visual properties such as the model and background appearance can be set to eliminate the need to change it later. The proper and consistent material can already be added to the part before the first geometry is created.
Custom properties are set
Many items can be prefilled such as company name, address, the person creating the file, and other information established to capture model properties (material, weight, etc.).