AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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CFG file location

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11-02-2009 07:43 AM
We have a shared computer (anyone can log on it, not assign to anyone in particular).

When I install AutoCAD, all the paths are set to the user that was used for the install (C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2010\R18.0\...).
I change the default profile to have the paths to C:\AutoDESK\AutoCAD 2010\R18.0\...
This way anyone that logs in to this PC has access to all the files (since C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2010\R18.0\... is not accessible to all users since they are not Admin of the PC).

This works except for the Configuration File path which is read only. You can change it with the /c command line switch but it only works if I start AutoCAD from a Shortcut. It does not save it.

If the user double clicks on a DWG from the explorer it uses the path from the installation and since he does not have read access to this directory, it makes AutoCAD reacts weirdly.

How can I change it permenantly to a new location (ex. C:\AutoDESK\AutoCAD 2010\R18.0\acad2010.cfg).

Thanks in advance
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