Shaan Hurley’s get post about AutoCAD Troubleshooting Tip Getting Naked reminded me about a post I felt the need to discuss. Profiles and Arguments.
I’ve learned the hard way.
A few years ago, I installed the Civil 3d only to have it go bad. It appears that I wiped out the <<Unnamed Profile>> for the registry during installation and I couldn’t reinstall without a clean uninstall.
From that point forward, I have made good use of installing Civil 3d and Land Desktop (If I have too) in a true OOTB fashion. This way I can run “Naked” if I have too.
All of my settings, customization, Enterprise CUI, Tool Palettes, etc at stored in a Profile that will NOT get wiped out on a service pack.
I save the profiles to my home directory on the server – for backup.
The -NET profile is our network ARG file. It’s used as a parameter on the JAS C3d08 icon on our users desktop.
What’s in this .ARG file? Not much – Primarily what’s in the ARG file after extensive edits is the GENERAL and GENERAL CONFIGURATION and few others so the Network Paths are complete.
If we ran Vault, I probably would put James vault hack in there too. So, James, a little hack doesn’t always hurt.