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pmvliet

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2002 & 2004 on same machine (profile related)
« on: December 08, 2003, 07:18:47 PM »
Hi guys,
last friday I finally got my IS people to load 2004 on my machine.
Ok first impression is it doesn't **look** much different.
Although our network Acad person has nothing set-up for 2004 so nothing is mapped, no profiles are made etc. fyi: we have an extensive use of profiles for 2002 for various clients, colortables etc...
So I map to out PC3 files to have a plotter or two and it works.
So i decide to import a 2002 profile. Note to self: don't do this!
It actually does work with exception of Menu's.
Being that 2004 out of the box is having many support files coming from
"Documents & settings" on your local drive. 2002 worked the normal way.
So, let us use the profile name of "buggy" I had buggy.arg from 2002.
buggy.arg resides on a server and is write protected by the users. the shortcut does the /p "network drive/buggy.arg" so if it doesn't exist locally, it will copy it down. I imported this into 2004. so buggy exists in 2004 and 2002.
However, when I go back to 2002 all my menu's are gone! I have reset them twice and they go bye bye. They only go bye bye after I open 2004. if I fice the menu's in 2002 and get in and out they will be fine. They only get messed up when I go back into 2004 in the buggy profile. So it seems that a profile cannot exist in the two systems w/ the same name.

I guess there is a conflict in the location of the menu file or something in the registry.

let me know if you have any ideas or needs more of an explanation.

Thanks,
Pieter

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003, 07:45:24 PM »
I would suspect that you have the menu path located in the arg file. This would map the menu from 2002 to 2004, including the path to the R2002 folder.
Unfortunately the arg files also have the registry key updates for the current version, which, if used will change the profile in the previous version. It cannot be as simple as exporting the profile to a file, then importing that profile to AutoCAD. It is the same as effectively rewriting the registry for those keys and while it should point to R2004 for the profile in the registry, it points to R2002.

I see no easy solution..
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2003, 09:33:16 AM »
I had both versions loaded. I called one profile DRogers.arg and the other DRogers3.arg. Since we use %username%.arg to load them, I would rename them DRogers4.arg and DRogers for using release 2002. Annoying, but it worked.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2003, 09:44:10 AM »
That does bring to mind an easy solution. Why not create your 2002 and 2004 profiles and use %username%2.arg in your 2002 shortcut and use %username%4.arg in the 2004 shortcut.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2003, 09:57:32 AM »
I think I tried that. Maybe I used %username3%.arg instead of your suggestion? Who knows? Didn't work for me, whatever I did. Doesn't matter now though. I'd say give it a shot.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2003, 10:36:39 AM »
Well, just offering suggestions to make it a bit easier.. isn't that what we are all about here?
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2003, 11:04:30 AM »
Thanks Keith and Daron.
I have since removed 2004 for another rainy day since I got lots of 2002 work to do. Our consensus was that you can't have a profile named the same thing in the 2 platforms. What really confuses me is that is messed with all my profiles(that may just be the case of the acad.mnu file.
FYI: our profiles are client driven and not user driven.
I am **trying** so hard to get our "corporate autocad" person to go away from client profiles and go so a script/lisp start-up to set paths, variable etc...

Daron, maybe you could check for me. is there a r15.0 and r16.0 in the registry under AutoCad? maybe my 14.0 is messing with something as well. I haven't tried that, maybe it got toasted as well  :(

thanks,
I'll keep you posted.

Pieter

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2003, 11:12:28 AM »
If you mean the arg registry then yes, all over the place, but that wouldn't be too difficult to change. I would save a coopy of the profile to modify and change it to test and see if you can get one to work in either. Here's the fisrt line of each of my arg files. I'm thinking you could have an icon for each client that uses a different arg file for each one.
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-12:409\Profiles\DRogers]
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R16.0\ACAD-204:409\Profiles\DRogers]