Just updated ACAD MEP from 2012 to 2013. We install "MEP As AutoCAD" in our office. When I import my profile from ACAD MEP 2012, it makes all of the normal profile changes. For example, Support File Search Path... Customizations... User Preferences, etc. However, when I close and reopen AutoCAD, the profile changes have been reset to the AutoCAD profile. I encountered this problem with 2012. I was able to fix it with the following process. This isn't working for 2013 though.
1.) Right click on AutoCAD desktop icon. Click on Preferences.
2.) In the Target line of the Shortcut Tab, Changed "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD MEP 2012\acad.exe" /p "AUTOCAD" ... to ... "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD MEP 2012\acad.exe" /p "JLJ MEP 2012" (JLJ MEP 2012) is the name of my profile.)
3.) Apply. Ok.
That's it. The Target line does look different in 2013 so I don't know what I should change it to. Everything I've tried so far doesn't work.
MEP 2013 Target line reads: "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\acad.exe" /p "AutoCAD" /product "MEP" /language "en-US"
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Prior to 2013 if you installed multiple flavors of Autocad it would install them all in seperate folders. Now it will reuse any files that are the same. That is why you now see a switch for mep and the language.
To make it work, just put the name of your profile after the /p replacing "Autocad" with the name of your profile "JLJ MEP 2012"
Keith is right. Our desktop icon nomenclature changed because we now have to specify what product to launch. The folders all changed so that we install Core AutoCAD once and only once. So if you install AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP, it no longer installs 2 versions of Core AutoCAD support files. In 2013, they share Core AutoCAD support files. This helps to reduce the size that you may download across the internet from subscription center. The effect is that the desktop icon changed. You need to tell it what application to launch in the target. Keith gave great advice, just change the profile in the /P "YourProfileHere."
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here is my shortcut:
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\acad.exe" /ld "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\AecBase.dbx" /p "Mech 2013"
Crashes everytime - any help will be appreciated
hey I gave this a try and no such luck
I'm using AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 and every time I open it Planning and Analysis workspace opens.
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Map 3D 2013\acad.exe" /p "tracy2013"
Is the Planning and Analysis workspace the current workspace in Profile "Tracy2013"? Once you load up autocad, go into your options and make sure that Tracy2013 is the current profile. If it is then the shortcut works. You just need to change your workspace in the current profile. Workspaces and Profiles are two completely seperate things.
After creating the profile tracy2013 and closing autocad did you make sure that the workspace you created was the current workspace before closing down autocad? I am not sure if it would switch or not once you created a new profile.