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*Howard K
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Transfering Profiles

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06-19-2009 10:25 AM
I'm getting a new computer and I've done a lot of customizing.
I'm trying to avoid spending what could be a couple of hours setting Acad up
again.
I've exported my profile and it is saved as a .ARG file. Then I guess i will
import that file when I get my
new computer. I've also saved my .PGP file.
Am I on the right track? Any help would be great.

Thanks,

--
Howard Kaplan
Sidney B. Bowne & Son
235 E. Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

www.Bownegroup.com
Dell Optiplex GX620
Acad R2008, LDD 2008
Dual Pentium 3.2 Ghz
2 Gig of Ram
*Arad Gazit
Message 2 of 5 (171 Views)

Re: Transfering Profiles

06-19-2009 12:01 PM in reply to: *Howard K
Howard hi,

I think you can transfer several files from the old computer to the new one:
Templates, Lisps, STB/CTB and so on.

But moving profile information with a ARG file is dangerous in my view.
Some of the information is hardware related and may ruin your new AutoCAD
setup.

Arad


"Howard K" wrote in message
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I'm getting a new computer and I've done a lot of customizing.
I'm trying to avoid spending what could be a couple of hours setting Acad up
again.
I've exported my profile and it is saved as a .ARG file. Then I guess i will
import that file when I get my
new computer. I've also saved my .PGP file.
Am I on the right track? Any help would be great.

Thanks,

--
Howard Kaplan
Sidney B. Bowne & Son
235 E. Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

www.Bownegroup.com
Dell Optiplex GX620
Acad R2008, LDD 2008
Dual Pentium 3.2 Ghz
2 Gig of Ram
*Howard K
Message 3 of 5 (171 Views)

Re: Transfering Profiles

06-19-2009 12:16 PM in reply to: *Howard K
But moving profile information with a ARG file is dangerous in my view.
Some of the information is hardware related and may ruin your new AutoCAD
setup!!!
I do not want to create problems. The version of Acad is not changing. I'm
just getting a better computer.
do you have any suggestions on how to transfer my custome stuff.
Thanks

"Arad Gazit" wrote in message
news:6205415@discussion.autodesk.com...
Howard hi,

I think you can transfer several files from the old computer to the new one:
Templates, Lisps, STB/CTB and so on.

But moving profile information with a ARG file is dangerous in my view.
Some of the information is hardware related and may ruin your new AutoCAD
setup.

Arad


"Howard K" wrote in message
news:6205312@discussion.autodesk.com...
I'm getting a new computer and I've done a lot of customizing.
I'm trying to avoid spending what could be a couple of hours setting Acad up
again.
I've exported my profile and it is saved as a .ARG file. Then I guess i will
import that file when I get my
new computer. I've also saved my .PGP file.
Am I on the right track? Any help would be great.

Thanks,

--
Howard Kaplan
Sidney B. Bowne & Son
235 E. Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

www.Bownegroup.com
Dell Optiplex GX620
Acad R2008, LDD 2008
Dual Pentium 3.2 Ghz
2 Gig of Ram
*Matt Stachoni
Message 4 of 5 (171 Views)

Re: Transfering Profiles

06-19-2009 04:34 PM in reply to: *Howard K
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:16:37 +0000, Howard K wrote:

>But moving profile information with a ARG file is dangerous in my view.
>Some of the information is hardware related and may ruin your new AutoCAD
>setup!!!

Nothing in your ARG profile is hardware related except for file paths. If you
only have a single C:\ drive on both systems you are 99.999% fine.

>I do not want to create problems. The version of Acad is not changing. I'm
>just getting a better computer.
>do you have any suggestions on how to transfer my custome stuff.

I suggets keeping all custom stuff on a shared network drive under your Windows
user name. Add that path (or paths) to your Options > Files paths as required.

There are other more advanced techniques for making yourself completely
portable, but the above will probably be all you need.

Matt
matt@stachoni.com
*Howard K
Message 5 of 5 (171 Views)

Re: Transfering Profiles

06-25-2009 06:36 AM in reply to: *Howard K
Thanks for your help Matt

"Matt Stachoni" wrote in message
news:6205519@discussion.autodesk.com...
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:16:37 +0000, Howard K wrote:

>But moving profile information with a ARG file is dangerous in my view.
>Some of the information is hardware related and may ruin your new AutoCAD
>setup!!!

Nothing in your ARG profile is hardware related except for file paths. If
you
only have a single C:\ drive on both systems you are 99.999% fine.

>I do not want to create problems. The version of Acad is not changing. I'm
>just getting a better computer.
>do you have any suggestions on how to transfer my custome stuff.

I suggets keeping all custom stuff on a shared network drive under your
Windows
user name. Add that path (or paths) to your Options > Files paths as
required.

There are other more advanced techniques for making yourself completely
portable, but the above will probably be all you need.

Matt
matt@stachoni.com

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