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« on: December 04, 2003, 11:35:46 AM »
hey i'm wondering about how to use profiles. my boss sometimes works at my computer and we have different toolbar setups. he gets frustrated all the time looking for icons which i type in. i would like to create a profile for him to use when he's on my computer then switch back to mine when he leaves. i'm not familiar with using profiles or even if this is what you use profiles for. could someone tell me the easiest way to implement this. maybe it's actually his acad.mns i should have on my computer i'm not really sure? thanks

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2003, 11:45:59 AM »
Setup ACAD the way you like it and go to
Tools -> Options... then click on the Profiles tab. Click on Add to list to save the current settings. Then do the same thing for your boss. You can create a shortcut on the Desktop to open ACAD with each profile, using something like this.
C:\LD4\acad.exe /p "C:\LD4\lddt.arg"
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2003, 11:54:33 AM »
mark i created one called dan and one called robert adding his toolbars and such. where do i find the file when creating the shortcut? when i search for .arg files in my adt directory it just shows the adt.arg. what did i do wrong??? thanks

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2003, 11:55:50 AM »
have you exported the arg file yet ? and where did you save it to ? is it in the support path ?

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2003, 12:37:06 PM »
oh ok yes now i have exported it to my adt/support folder. my shortcut reads as follows:

target type: ARG File

target:  "C:\Program Files\Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3\ROBERT.arg"

start in:  "C:\Program Files\Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3"

it's not working what's up?

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2003, 12:52:46 PM »
look in Help under The User Interface -> Customize the Drawing Environment -> Customize Startup
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2003, 01:00:56 PM »
"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2004\acad.exe" /t "J:\TEMPLATES\RSA_ALL.dwt"

This is what I have in the target of my AutoCAD icon...your paths will probably be different, but I think you can use /p to load a profile.

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2003, 02:47:03 PM »
If you specify a profile in the command line argument, then that profile becomes active when you start AutoCAD from that shortcut. If the profile cannot be found the last used profile becomes the one that it uses.

You can always simply change profiles from the options dialog.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2003, 02:47:37 PM »
ok i believe i've figured it out thanks folks for the help  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2003, 02:48:53 PM »
You should have 2 icons, one for you and one for your boss.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2003, 03:29:38 PM »
yes i did that mark. all ireally need to do at this point is take a picture of my bosses screen and set everything up and export it. thanks for helpin my dumb ass though  :roll:

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2003, 03:45:34 PM »
Dan .. you know the only dumbass question is the one not asked, (and the ones that dent asks)
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2003, 03:52:54 PM »
dent asks question i did not know that. i thought he just made smart ass remarks. o hi dent...

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2003, 03:56:53 PM »
HEY DAN!!!

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2003, 04:57:16 PM »
i knew you couldn't resist  :lol: