Import Custom Settings

By importing a migration package, you can configure AutoCAD in the same way as other computers that are running the same release of the product. Upon the successful import of the migration package, a message box is displayed giving you the option of viewing the migration log that is created. If any errors are encountered during the import process, they are logged in the migration log.

If files from a network location were added during the creation of a migration package, the files are copied to a different location only when the original network locations are not available when importing a migration package. If the files from a network location are found in the same location on the network, the files are not copied to the network location and are ignored during import.

During the import process, if the user profile <<Unnamed Profile>> exists, the user profile is automatically backed up before the migration package is imported. Local paths that exist as part of a user profile in a migration package are created automatically during the import process, but paths that are on a network drive or a drive that uses removable media are not created automatically.

NoteYou must launch AutoCAD at least once before you can import a migration package.

To import custom settings from a computer with the same release of AutoCAD

  1. Click Start menu (Windows) All Programs (or Programs) Autodesk AutoCAD 2008 Migrate Custom Settings Import AutoCAD 2008 Settings.
  2. In the Import Custom Settings file navigation dialog box, select the ZIP file that contains the custom settings that were exported. Click Open.
  3. On the AutoCAD 2008 message box, click OK.

    Optionally, select the Display Log File After Closing This Dialog option before clicking OK to display the log file that was created during the importing of the migration package.

To view the migration log after custom settings imported

  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the following location:

    \Documents and Settings\<user profile>\Application Data\Autodesk\<product version>\<release number>\<language>\Migration.

  2. Double-click migration.xml to open the file and view the details of your migration.