The ARG file is an export of the settings that are stored in the registry. These are designed to be exported and imported and the call in the icon tells which one to use. This is a change from the using ARG files stored on disk. I'm not sure if pathing to the arg file is designed to load it and set it current.
A search of my machine shows no ARG files for either 2011 or 2012
Creating an ARG file is very similar to doing an Export from the registry. The ARG files looks almost exactly like an REG file. Exporting an ARG file is more advantageous because it contains more than just what is in the Profile stored in the registry.
I consider the ARG file to only be back-up in case the profile is erased or corrupted.
It might help if in the future Civl3D could recreate the 2 basic profiles. I will admit, while I had backups of the customized profiles, I never had backups of the originals until yesterday.
Sometimes the profile just gets messed up for various reasons. Try these...
Now, there may be a setting or something within the ARG (registry) that you can change, but Ii've not heard of such a thing.
The word that I received is that this is no longer possible.
I personally have been pointing to .arg files on a network locations for years. It requires zero intervention from support staff to give a user the correct "profile" for pathing various software setups and pathing. Having to manually import these is personally a waste of time. My users know what the network location of these shortcuts and they can grab them at any time and know that they are getting the correct setup.
My entire CAD setup pulls from a share. All custom items I have are pushed through enterprise menu's.
Supporting with this type of setup is so easy.
Now I have lost one of my favorite tools.
This has always worked for me, for the past 5 releases. But it dosent any more, What I'm I doing wrong?
civil3d2011-works, civil3d2012-dosent work
Support told me that it is not working as it did in previous versions.
Their suggestion is to send in a comment of this at.
no, I'll go ahead and do a sub support request.
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As some of you may know, it doesn't take much to get me confused. So if I have a current profile that I am using and export this Arg file, I can at some future date, import this rascal back in to repair my profile?
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