Migrating AutoCAD Workspaces
Posted by David Gerber, Last modified by David Gerber on 20 January 2020 11:24 AM
By David Gerber - Support - A2K Technologies
There are 3 common reasons people have the need to migrate workspaces within CAD.
For a new computer or office standards, the workflow would be as follows:
When upgrading CAD versions on the same computer (provided you haven’t uninstalled the previous version), you will be asked if you would like to migrate settings. If that message didn’t come up (happens sometimes) you can go to the same area as the “Export Settings” but this time click on “Migrate From A Previous Release” and it’ll bring up a dialog box and ask to accept the migration from a previous version.
If you have already uninstalled the previous versions before this step, you can import using the same steps as above, however, had you not exported the settings or have an office-standard workspace you can import, those settings would be lost once you uninstalled. It is highly recommended that you export those settings for safe-keeping before uninstalling your CAD versions.
Resetting CAD to Default
This can also be a handy workflow for resetting CAD to default. If you notice your CAD starting to act up after importing a workspace, or perhaps working one day but not the next, it may be worth cross-checking:
If you notice performance issues on every file and it’s not isolated to just one file, export your settings and then reset CAD to defaults. Test those same files again and compare. It may be something within that workspace. Send it to us and we can try to isolate the reasoning behind it or escalate further to Autodesk.
Sometimes the “Reset Settings to Default” or “Migrate From a Previous Release” is missing on some installs, if that’s the case for you follow the following Autodesk Article to fix this bug: https://autode.sk/2N2irne