I've recently installed Civil 3D 2014 as part of IDSP 2014. I've been trying to customize the display but each time it opens with no ribbon.
I have created a specific profile and added it to the startup icon. I save the default Civil 3D workspace under a new name and make sure that "Automatically save workspace changes is checked". Each time I start Civil 3D 2014 there is no ribbon displayed and the Workspace I created is gone.
I've tried creating a new CUIX file and transferring the workspace to that. After I start C3D I transfer the workspace back to the original CUIX. But I then get a screen that looks pretty much like the basic OOTB Civil 3D, not how I had set it up. I've also tried to add the workspace to the start icon with no luck.
I can tell the program is trying to save the workspace changes because the date on the CUIX file indicates it's just been updated. But it never makes it back in to the program.
Civil 3D 2012 SP 2.1
Dell Precision T7400, Xeon CPU 3.16 GHz
Win 7 Pro, 64-bit,12 GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX 4600
By chance did you migrate from R2013? I believe it has copied the Civil3d cui file (and probably more) from 2013 to 2014.
I have had this same issue, I perform a reset (via the registry & deleting the folders then restarted. Then all is as expected.
Close and re migrate but don't select the menu files this time. run civils and import any customisations through the cui dialogues.
EDIT: Oh the other thing I found was that after installation (by others) the customisation locations seemed to have been set up without the ability to edit the folders or contents. (ie pipe network catalogues, cui & lin files etc.
Are you certain all partial CUIx's are being found? If one or more are considered "missing" that could be considered a change, therefore the new state is saved. And, of course, the stupid questions: is the workspace in the Enterprise or Main, and is there a workspace argument at start-up?
By chance did you migrate from R2013?
No. We are coming up from 2012 and I didn't use any migration. You did give me an idea. I overwrote the C3D.cuix with the original from the deployment. It still doesn't save the workspace. But once I transfer the workspace from the file I created. It restores most of my settings.
Are you certain all partial CUIx's are being found?
It looks like they are. They all appear in the CUI editor with the correct paths. Do you have any trick to test that?
This is the Main CUI. We don't use an Enterprise. I did add the workspace to the start icon.
Under the list of partial customization files in the CUIx editor, it will list "(Unresolved)" next to those CUIx files it can't find (for example, it normally shows "(read-only)" next to partials of the Enterprise). Additionally, under the Workspace Contents panel Ribbon tabs may show "Unresolved" when they are dependant on CUIx content they can't find.
There must be some setting to have 2014 restore files from the cache of something. I watched the CUIX file get updated while I was opening 2014. I can set things up and backup the CUIX. Then after the program starts overwrite the CUIX with the backup and set my workspace current. All is as I want it. Next time I start 2014 the workspace is missing again.
I had used THIS while diagnosing another problem. I thought in might be the cause of this problem and deleted the shortcut. That didn't make a difference.
I have found a workaround. If I make a copy of the C3D.cuix in a subfolder and point to it as the Main Customization File. That won't get overwritten. But I don't want to have to do that for each installation. So now I need to figure out why the CUI in the Support folder is being overwritten each time 2014 opens.