Migrate Custom Settings and Files from Previous Releases
You can migrate your custom settings and files from previous
releases of AutoCAD (AutoCAD 2000 through AutoCAD 2007) to AutoCAD
2008. It is recommended that you migrate from a previous release
when you first use AutoCAD 2008 or soon thereafter. Migrating right
away prevents you from overwriting files or having to keep track of
any custom settings you may make in the new release.
You can use
the following tools to migrate settings and files:
Migrate Custom Settings dialog box.
Migrates user profiles, CUI files, AutoCAD and user-defined
linetype files, AutoCAD and user-defined hatch patterns, and the
acad.pgp file (a file that stores command
definitions and aliases). The Migrate Custom Settings dialog box is
displayed when you start AutoCAD for the first time. You can also
migrate settings later from the Start menu (Windows).
Custom Settings dialog box is not available in the 64-bit version
Customize User Interface dialog box.
Converts legacy menu files (MNU and MNS) to the CUI format while
leaving the original MNU or MNS file unchanged. Migrating user
interface elements, transferring data between customized files, and
customizing user interface elements are simplified in this dialog
box. For more information about the CUI format and how migration of
menu files has been simplified, see Customize the User Interface in
the Customization Guide.
Migration tools. Aid migration of
settings or files that cannot be automatically migrated (such as
AutoLISP. files and the accompanying MNL files) or that
require you to make a decision about which files to migrate (such
as which files in a set of drawing files). Download these migration
tools by visiting www.autodesk.com and then
performing a search on Migration Tools.
information about customizing files and settings, see the
Customization Guide, accessible from the
Documentation link on the AutoCAD 2008 Installation wizard and in
the Help system.