I customized my system in AutoCAD 2011 adding some customer pull down menus. I was upgraded to a new computer yesterday with Autocad 2012. For some reason only part of the menus load. The .cuix file is tilll listed in the load dialog but the customer commands are not. If I unload the cuix and reload it, the menus and commands are there. But when I close AutoCAD and re-open it they are gone again. I check another computer running 2012 and loads the menus normally. Any ideas why this is happening?
I tried the workspace command. It reverted back to the previous view where half of the custom pulldowns are showing up. But this time it lost the connection to the libraries. When I chose our standards library pulldown the entries for the blocks were there but the icons are showing up as question marks. I hit f2 key and it listed the location of the block on our old server for some reason. I unloaded and reloaded the cuix file and everything is correct. It just wont save it on my computer. It does save the customization on other computers though. It just seems really weird that some of the customization is loaded but this customer specific part is not. Its like it cant find that part of the customization. Is there some other path issue that may be causing this? I have been using autocad full time for just over 3 years now but only dabble in the customization part of things.
If you have not found a solution yet, I have one for you. Go into the CUI and load in your custom .cuix file under the main CUI file where it says Partial Customization Files. Hit appy and OK. Then go into options and export your profile, default should be Profile1 this is fine and save it to somewhere you can find it. Then go in and re-import your Profile1 and call it whatever you want. Your Menus should now be loaded in whenever you load your profile. After you load the profile you can right click on the desktop shortcut and chage the section Start In from this: "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Acade 2011\UserDataCache\" to this: "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Acade 2011\acad.exe\". When ever you startup it should default to the last profile used. I set all of our computers here this way but only in AutoCAD Electrical and they had extensive LISP and VBA Macros. Should still work.
Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register
Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.