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profile arg vs aws

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04-23-2008 06:05 AM
in the effort to propogate our network with the same customisation, which one works best. i noticed that the arg files arent used with 2008 anymore (unless im mistaken) and the aws (workspace) is now used. should i customise that, however thats located in the users profile ?

any advice.
*John Mayo
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Re: profile arg vs aws

04-23-2008 06:18 AM in reply to: auzzie2776
All of my customizations are stored in a cui file. I keep all required lsp,
button icons, etc in a net folder with said cui. Each station gets that path
set up as a support path. Our workspaces are imported/Transferred through
the cui editor if need be. I also keep the arg file for support paths,
global variables, etc.

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John Mayo, PE
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008 SP2, LDT 2008 SP2, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
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in the effort to propogate our network with the same customisation, which
one works best. i noticed that the arg files arent used with 2008 anymore
(unless im mistaken) and the aws (workspace) is now used. should i customise
that, however thats located in the users profile ?

any advice.
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Re: profile arg vs aws

04-23-2008 06:38 AM in reply to: auzzie2776
where is the arg file loaded, i see that the /p switch is pointed to the land desktop (profile.aws) now. im not quite sure i understand the interaction between them all.

but the cui looks promising as your detailed.
*John Mayo
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Re: profile arg vs aws

04-23-2008 07:35 AM in reply to: auzzie2776
The arg is loaded from the Profile tab in the Options dialog. We load this
first on a new release to set the paths & variables. Then we load the cui,
drag & drop workspaces if needed from the Transfer tab of the cui.

All set to go.

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John Mayo, PE
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008 SP2, LDT 2008 SP2, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
wrote in message news:5912405@discussion.autodesk.com...
where is the arg file loaded, i see that the /p switch is pointed to the
land desktop (profile.aws) now. im not quite sure i understand the
interaction between them all.

but the cui looks promising as your detailed.
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Re: profile arg vs aws

04-24-2008 01:22 PM in reply to: auzzie2776
Here's what I do:

Create image for new install & install it on my computer.

Tweak the CUI however you want. copy the local tweaked ones back up to the image.

I set the file paths & options the way I want them and export an arg file. I name the args LDT & MAP. I open them in a text editor and name the profile something unique (i.e not what Autodesk names them)

Use MS Orca to edit the MSI file & change the target icon string to load from my company profile from the arg:

"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2008\acad.exe" /p "C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2008\LDT.arg"

bat file runs the image & copies various files including the args to the appropriate locations.

It's a one click installation and all your customization gets integrated & if someone else logs on to that computer, they will get all the right stuff without having to run anything to update the defualt instal.
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Re: profile arg vs aws

04-24-2008 01:35 PM in reply to: auzzie2776
does the /p *.arg install run for 2008
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Re: profile arg vs aws

04-24-2008 01:52 PM in reply to: auzzie2776
Yes. You can try it on a local machine. just export an arg, name it LDT (or whatever you want as long as it matches the target string) place it in the root program directory (or again, where ever you want). edit it & rename the profile in the arg file. paste the /p part of the string into your icon target. change a bunch of stuff in options & restart from the icon. It will build a new profile based on the arg as you defined it.

BTW, it will automatically generate the aws files. The CUI is a different animal from the profile/arg/aws
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Re: profile arg vs aws

03-07-2013 06:57 AM in reply to: auzzie2776

John-

 

Your install process sounds pretty good. Question? Where in the msi can I can the target icon path? I'm curious to see your install bat routine as well. Do you mind sending me a copy?

John McNair
CAD Manager
HAKS Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors, P.C.
40 Wall Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10005

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