For some odd reason Autocad will not maintain my workspace customizations. For example I typically can customize my workspace by toggling which toolbars are shown and where they are placed. Then I can close autocad and when I start it again all the customizations are present. Now when I start autocad it loads the default workspace. I had this problem last year and my VAR told me how to fix it. I think it was a simple setting but I can't remember or find it. If anyone knows who to fix this I'd appreciate it. I should have to customize my workspace every time I start autocad. I also shouldn't have to create any custom workspace profile or anything like that. AutoCad used to simply save any GUI customizations made automatically. I need it to get back to that.
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Here is what it was. Under workspace settings two options are available. For some reason "Do not save workspace changes" Was checked when the other setting was supposed and usually by default is checked.
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I too have had this problem. I like having the design center palette on top of the Properties palette on the left side of my screen. For the first two months of using AutoCAD EVERY time I opened AutoCAD these would be rearranged to side by side and docked to the left. This takes up about HALF of my monitor size. I then had to go down to the workspace icon and reselect my custom workspace. This problem went away for about three months and now it is doing the same thing.
I would recommend you leave it as "Do not save" and manually (and *deliberately*) save any changes you make. Why? Well, lets say AutoCAD can't find a partially loaded CUIx (folder was moved, renamed, or its on a drive that didn't get mapped - it happens). Well, thats considered a "change" and it will save it, so even if you do fix the problem your workspace is still borked. If changes are not automatically saved, then you can still get your workspace back regardless of any errors or whoopsies (like "I didn't want to delete that Ribbon Panel! Really!").
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Tried that in the past, tried it again this time. Still no go. I am thinking there maybe something quirky between my Windows settings and Autocad
I had a similar issue and I Right clicked on the shortcut or quicklaunch button and went to properties, then in the Target: field any virbaige after acad.exe" should not be there.