I am interested in learning more about your deployment method using something other than the arg to customize. Are you willing to expand on your method or perhaps share an example.
One of the few problems with an ARG file is that once the profile is in the computer, you need to delete the entire profile to reload it. Most of the information for the profile is stored in the registry, so it can be exported to a REG file, modified, and re-applied at any time. By selectively grouping the information into separate REG files those settings can be applied without disturbing the rest of the settings.
I do the same as Randy. joe, i didn't want to make it sound like I had the ARG like an attachment, i don't.
I hope I did not imply that - it was not my intention. I never got comfortable writing lisp and the thought editing the registry terrifies me. I understand your approach and feel most comfortable with it. I will take you up on the offer soon. I'm in proposal mode at the moment. Will it matter if I already set some paths in the deployment?
(a) no, I didn't think you did. I just didn' want to come off like that to any other readers of this thread.
(2) re: last Q. No, it shouldn't. The only thing you'll need to know at some point is the "stock, default OOTB" support paths**, so that you can include them in what you set. IOW, I don't "append" paths to the SFSP, I just set the whole thing, overwriting whatever may be there.
** I have to do this for each new release
Great stuff. thanks for you help (i'll need more I'm sure as I get it going) I have to get to this level the clicking and picking is mind numbing. Everyone know who knows it all
If I may pick you brain on the lisp file:
in paragraph 1 is "ACADLOCATION" a command or do I have to replace that with an install location?
in build string paragraph what is going on with acadloc "......"?
And what is going on in the program filles section? I don't have tool pac or the other items Im not sure of
Also, The OOTB paths are not a server location do I need the full path or as in the dialog and how do you handle the user profile locations?
Thats where the REG files idea is a good place to start. Essentially the same as using an ARG file in format and not much more work, *and* it gives you a better idea of how AutoCAD is managing settings behind the scenes for later.
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