Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Migrate custom settings in AutoCAD 2008

Here's how it works in AutoCAD 2008. You can export your custom settings between systems running the same release of AutoCAD, or export the custom settings and later re-import them on the same computer if you need to reinstall AutoCAD. When exporting custom settings, a migration package is created that contains an XML file. This file contains custom settings, a listing of the custom files from local locations used with AutoCAD, and optionally, custom files in network locations. The migration package is a ZIP file archive, so it has the file extension ZIP. During the import process, you select the ZIP file archive that contains the exported custom settings you want to merge onto your computer.

File types that are most commonly included in the migration package are: xml, lin, pat, pgp, pc3, pmp, ini, shx, mlm, ctb, stb, cui, mnl, fmp, cus, psf, bmp, atc and aws.


  1. Restored comments

    Anonymous said...

    ..also applies to other versions of Acad, that have Migrate tool (including 2009)..
    I find this post very useful, so, I would recommend it to google for displaying it first on the list for keywords: "export complete autocad", or something like that..
    July 07, 2008

    JTB World said...

    Good to hear.
    July 07, 2008

  2. We receive an error when attempting the export custom settings program "an error....in xml document (12824, 19)

    any suggestions?

  3. Unfortunately I don't know why you get this error.

  4. I have tried this to distribute customizations for my team. It never works. After launching the 'Import AutoCAD 2008 Setting' and selecting the *.zip file that had been previously exported, nothing happens. The process (AdMigrator.exe) is running but is just hanging there. Typical horrible AutoDesk programming. I can't wait to get rid of ALL AutoDesk products here and go with MicroStation. We do serious 3D modeling for petrochem plants and AutoCAD just doesn't cut it.


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