Once a standard autocad PROFILE has been distributed, what is the recommended...?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Mike Hutchinson, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Once a standard autocad PROFILE has been distributed to each machine in
    the office, what is the recommended
    way to make a change in the Profile (settings stored in the registry) ?
    Don't really want to visit each machine to make the change.
     
    Mike Hutchinson, Jul 22, 2003
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  2. Mike Hutchinson

    John Schmidt Guest

    What we do is copy the changes we want out of a master profile, (.arg file),
    leave this remnant as a master.reg file, and include the line:

    regedit /s master.reg

    in the users' Windows logon scripts, (batch file). This way, only the
    updated info gets imported into the users' AutoCAD profiles. Note - this
    assumes the users' AutoCAD profiles all have the same name as the profile
    the master.reg was extracted from.

    John.
     
    John Schmidt, Jul 22, 2003
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  3. Mike Hutchinson

    Jason Wilder Guest

    If you can elaborate, what settings are you changing or controlling by using
    the profile?
     
    Jason Wilder, Jul 22, 2003
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  4. Mike Hutchinson

    John Schmidt Guest

    We standardize lots of thisng, such as isavepercent, maxsort, support paths,
    etc. Below is just a short portion of our master.reg to give you an idea
    what it looks like:
    -----------------------------------
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-8:409\Profiles\Land
    Desktop\Dialogs\Appload\Startup]
    "NumStartup"="1"
    "1Startup"="\\\\0ds1\\DATA\\Cad\\Ctl\\Toolbox\\ReadOnlyCheck.dvb"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-8:409\Profiles\Land
    Desktop\acadvba]
    "AutoEmbedding"=dword:00000000
    "AllowBreakOnErrors"=dword:00000001
    "ShowSecurityDlg"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-8:409\Profiles\Land
    Desktop\Editor Configuration]
    "EmergencyFont"="romans.shx"
    "FontMappingFile"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Autodesk
    Shared\\acad.fmp"
    "LogFilePath"="c:\\land projects r2\\"
    "PSOUT_PrologFileName"=""
    "MainDictionary"="enu"
    "CustomDictionary"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Autodesk
    Shared\\sample.cus"
    "MTextEditor"="Internal"
    "XrefLoadPath"="C:\\Land Projects R2\\Temp"
    "SaveFilePath"="C:\\Land Projects R2\\Temp"
    "ACADLspAsDoc"=dword:00000001
    "MaxSortEntries"=dword:00000190
    "AutomaticSaveMinutes"=dword:00000014
    "XrefLazyLoadMode"=dword:00000002
    -----------------------------------
    The advantage of doing it this way is that each user still has control over
    most of their preferences, while we only import certain ones we want
    standardized.

    John
     
    John Schmidt, Jul 22, 2003
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  5. That is *exactly* what I do. Never messed with issuing/updating
    individual profiles.
     
    Jason Piercey, Jul 22, 2003
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  6. Mike Hutchinson

    Jason Wilder Guest

    Great minds think alike! ;) must have something to do with the first
    name... :)
     
    Jason Wilder, Jul 22, 2003
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  7. That must be it :)
     
    Jason Piercey, Jul 22, 2003
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