I was installing Civil 3D and Land Desktop companion for Civil 3D 2008. The problem we encountered is that the workspace that is loaded doesn't include the Land, Civil Design or Survey workspaces when opening a new drawing session. Instead the Map Workspaces are in the workspace drop-down. If we go into profiles and select Land Desktop the Land, Civil Design and Survey workspaces show up again. I need to understand how to make these the default workspaces in the workspaces drop-down when we open a new drawing session. We basically need the Land Desktop complete menus and the ability to switch between the related workspaces. Any ideas would be appreciated.
The /p will get you part way, assuring they load the default profile. Add
the /w "WorkspaceName" to start with the same workspace consistently. If
you plan it out a bit, you can set these up in the network image and your
company default profile/workspace combo gets added as a custom desktop icon.
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No I have not tried that. I actually read about the switches available in
the knowledge base late last night. I would appreciate any additional
comments or suggestions.
Thanks for the explanation. So if Civil 3D & Companion are installed, do I need to manually load the Land, Civil and Survey menus using the menuload command or is their a easier way to create the workspace with these menus and save it to use the switch option? I have read most of the help documentation, but not sure that their is a easier way to have the menus we need loaded and come up by default. Thanks.
Are you/have you done a network image for installation or are you installing
each locally? Do your users have access to a common network drive space and
is that how you have or want to have AutoCAD implemented? These answers
will help define your options for setting up CAD profiles/Workspaces
Basically, the profile (if exported it saves out a a .arg file) stores
settings for everything you see in all the tabs of the OPTIONS command
dialog. The way that's going to affect your workspace (how everything is
arranged on the screen - menu items, toolbars, pallets, command line, etc)
is that your workspace is stored (saved) in one of your loaded cui files and
the Profile designates where the main and enterprise cui's are located.
Either of theose cui's can have more cui's "partially loaded" to them.
Active workspaces can only be those save in the main or enterprise cui, so
if you wanted a cui that all users could access you would have to create a
common profile that specified a commaon enterprise cui and a common
(default) workspace could be saved in the enterprise cui that all could
access. The enterprise menu and it's partials (and it workspaces) are read
only, which is a good thing, but users would find that they could startup
with the enterprise workspace, or go back to it at any time, but could not
save over it - they would do a saveas on it and use their own workspace
(which is also good).
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Thanks for the explanation. So if Civil 3D & Companion are installed, do I
need to manually load the Land, Civil and Survey menus using the menuload
command or is their a easier way to create the workspace with these menus
and save it to use the switch option? I have read most of the help
documentation, but not sure that their is a easier way to have the menus we
need loaded and come up by default. Thanks.