Transfer of customiztion from one version to another

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dooleybob41
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Transfer of customiztion from one version to another

Post by dooleybob41 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:47 am

I currently have V8.4 PE Plus, and I want to download and install V9. Before doing that, I want to know how to transfer the customization I've done from 8.4 to 9.

I've searched the forum, but have not been able to find anything on how to transfer (export/import) customization.
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Re: Transfer of customiztion from one version to another

Post by sln8458 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:35 am

Hi,

It would be nice, but I am not aware of an easy route.
I've been running Intellicad since before 2000 when it was free and every new version has required that I reload ALL of my customisations from scratch.
I've even created a word doc with screen dumps of the 2 profiles I have setup so I can get to where I was after an update.

All of my customisations are in 'mnu' files which I just import, then setup the path structures within the program and finally organise the screen toolbars.

Would be nice to be able to copy files from one directory to another and the system read them in on startup, but not to be atm.

Steve
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Re: Transfer of customiztion from one version to another

Post by sln8458 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 am

I have just downloaded the trail of version 9.
The old way I used to use to import my menus has gone to be replaced by the 'new' GUI format.
No where can I find instructions to import/load my extensive array of custom menu files/toolbars/dropdown menus....

Steve
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Re: Transfer of customiztion from one version to another

Post by sln8458 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:02 am

I may have an answer to your original question.

In file explorer navigate to: <C:\Users\ YOUR USERNAME \AppData\Roaming\CMS\IntelliCAD9.0x64>
Here you should find the DEFAULT.CUI file, which is where your changes have been saved. Check that date/time of the file!
Copy & rename this file eg FRED-customisations.CUI and save this in the same folder.

this is an optional test.
Now go back to intellicad and reset you CUI to default.
Close Intellicad.
Re-open Intellicad and use Load Menu to load your newly created CUI file. You may need to change the file type to CUI from CUIX

So far I have found that this will load any drop down menu changes and custom toolbars, though it has lost any reference to my custom bitmaps and does NOT load any saved workspaces.

Let me know how you get on pls.

Steve
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Re: Transfer of customiztion from one version to another

Post by dooleybob41 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:46 am

Thanks to all who commented. I was hoping the DEFAULT.CUI file would take care of my needs, but the customizations I do don't appear to be recorded there.

Aside from loading an ICAD.LSP and ICADDOC.LSP, my customizations are additions to the Aliases, and assigning OSNAPS to most of the F-Keys.
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