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dmartin
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04-23-2013 09:02 AM

All,

 

I have never really utilized profiles to set up autocad on multiple computers before. I recently created a company profile, exported it to a folder on the server. My problem is that when i import the profile and close autocad, it defaults to the original profile. How do i tell autocad to use my profile when ever it is opened?

 

Thanks

Dave

Thanks,
Dave

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AllenJessup
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04-23-2013 09:08 AM in reply to: dmartin

After you imported the Profile. Did you set it current?

 

You can also add the profile and or workspace to the target field of the icon used to start the program like this; C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012\acad.exe /nologo /p "C3D Metric 2.0" /w "C3D2.0"

 

Allen Jessup

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dmartin
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04-23-2013 09:21 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

It only worked when I changed the shortcut, but by default the shortcut was telling it to use the civil 3d imperial profile. I thought about erasing the ext to the profile all together, but was afraid there would be un-foreseen consequences.

Thanks,
Dave

Civil 3D 2013
HP Z400 Workstation
6GB of RAM
296GB HDD
ATI FirePro V5700(FireGL)
Win 7 Home Professional
Please use Kudos Where Deserved



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dmartin
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Re: Profile

04-23-2013 09:21 AM in reply to: dmartin
It only worked when I changed the shortcut, but by default the shortcut was telling it to use the civil 3d imperial profile. I thought about erasing the ext to the profile all together, but was afraid there would be un-foreseen consequences.

Thanks for the help,
David Martin
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Thanks,
Dave

Civil 3D 2013
HP Z400 Workstation
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296GB HDD
ATI FirePro V5700(FireGL)
Win 7 Home Professional
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AllenJessup
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Re: Profile

04-23-2013 09:28 AM in reply to: dmartin

If you're nervous about editing the shortcut. Make a copy of it first that you can revert to if you encounter trouble. But if you were using the shortcut that specified Civil 3D imperial. That would explain why you weren't getting your new profile.

 

Glad it helped.

 

Allen Jessup

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