Auto punch record mode

Is there a way to set auto punching in mode and have it stay in that mode ? It extremely inconvenient that I have to keep setting it to auto punch when I’m recording guitar because Cubasis takes it out of in and out mode as soon as I record something using it. It slows down the work sooooo much having to constantly open the window to activate auto punch. I want to be able to turn it on and have it stay in that mode until I’m ready to stop using it.