About-Exporting-and-Importing-Custom-Settings-From-the-Same-Release

About Exporting and Importing Custom Settings From the Same Release

About Exporting and Importing Custom Settings From the Same Release

Custom settings can be transferred between computers with the same release of the
product installed, or to create a backup of your custom settings.

NOTE: You must start the program at least once before you can export or import custom settings.

Export Custom Settings

When exporting custom settings, a transfer package is created that contains an XML
file. This file contains custom settings, a listing of the custom files from local
locations used by the program, and optionally, custom files in network locations.

The transfer package is a compressed archive with a ZIP file extension. During the
import process, you select the ZIP file archive that contains the exported custom
settings.

The following table lists the file types that are most commonly included in the transfer
package.

Most Common File Types Included in the Transfer Package

File Name

File Description

FavoriteMaterials.adsklib

Contains materials that are added to the My Materials library with the Materials Browser.

NOTE:Not available in AutoCAD LT.

*.atc

Tools defined in a tool palette and the tool palette catalog.

*.aws

Order of the tools as they appear in a tool palette and other local settings. The
file is not migrated from release to release, but is migrated from computer to computer
with the transfer package.

*.bmp,*.dib,*.png,*.rle

Images used for custom commands defined in a customization file.

*.ctb

Settings used to control the appearance of objects when plotting; the settings are
arranged by the colors of the AutoCAD Color Index (ACI) system.

*.cuix

Information used to define many of the user interface elements for the program and
control their placement.

*.cus

Custom dictionary used to check the spelling of words in annotation objects.

*.fmp

Information about font mappings for True Type Fonts used in the In-Place Text Editor.

*.ini

Configuration settings for some features.

*.lin

Standard and custom linetype definitions.

*.mln

Standard and custom multiline style definitions.

NOTE:Not available in AutoCAD LT.

*.mnl

AutoLISP commands and procedures that a customization file is dependent on; must have
the same name as a customization file in order to be loaded by the product.

NOTE:Not available in AutoCAD LT.

*.pat

Standard and custom hatch pattern definitions.

*.pc3

Configuration information for a plotter or printer.

*.pgp

External commands and command alias definitions.

NOTE:External commands are not available in AutoCAD LT.

*.pmp

Calibration and paper size settings that are used with a PC3 file.

*.psf

Information about font substitution when exporting to a Postscript file.

NOTE:Not available in AutoCAD LT.

*.shx

Information about text characters or shapes in complex linetype definitions.

*.stb

Settings used to control the appearance of objects when plotting; the settings are
grouped into names that can be assigned to a layer or object.

*.xml

Information about the user profiles in the product and the original locations of the
files in the export package.

The following table lists the file types that are not included in the transfer package.

NOTE:Only .mnr and .unt files are relevant to AutoCAD LT.

Some of the File Types Not Included in the Transfer Package

File Name

File Description

*.actm

Action macro file.

*.arx

ObjectARX application file.

*.dcl

Definitions for custom dialog boxes used with AutoLISP or ObjectARX applications.

*.dvb

Visual Basic for Applications project file.

*.fas

Fast-load AutoLISP format file.

*.fdc

Definitions for fields; should not be modified.

*.lsp

AutoLISP source file that contains definitions for custom commands and functions.

*.mnr

Resource images for a customization file; must have the same name as a customization
file in order to be loaded by the product. The file is not included because it is
automatically generated by the product when it is not present.

*.udl

Data connection settings used with dbConnect.

*.unt

Unit definitions used for converting a value from one unit type to another.

*.vlx

Visual LISP file that might contain multiple AutoLISP and DCL files compiled into
a single file.

Import Custom Settings

After successfully importing the transfer package, a message box is displayed that
gives you the option of viewing the migration log file. If any errors are encountered
during the import process, they are recorded in this file.

If files from a network location were added during the creation of a transfer package,
the files are copied to a different location only when the original network locations
are not available when importing a transfer package. If the files from a network location
are found in the same location on the network, the files are not copied to the network
location and are ignored during the import operation.

If the user profile <<Unnamed Profile exists, the user profile is automatically
backed up before the transfer package is imported.

Local paths that exist as part of a user profile in a transfer package are created
automatically during the import process, but paths that are on a network drive or
a drive that uses removable discs, are not created automatically.

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