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    Default Replacing the PGP File

    I have just upgraded to Mechanical v2011 from Mechanical v2010.
    How to SAFELY replace the pgp file in v2011 with my customised pgp file in v2010?

    Your helps are much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Replacing the PGP File

    Assuming that you didn't use the migration tools, and that both files are untouched...... copy your custom stuff from the bottom of the 2010 file and paste it into the 2011 file.

    FWIW - We just use the same PGP file every year, so I copy the entire file over. We may update from the new file every 3 or 4 years...), but we don't use any external commands defined in there, and the vast majority of command shortcuts that we use are defined using lisp. In other words, yes I know I may be missing some new items each year, but it's not causing us any harm.

    Lastly, it doesn't matter if you have multiple .pgp files in the support file search path, AutoCAD will load the first one it finds, and only the first one.

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    Default Re: Replacing the PGP File

    Quote Originally Posted by rkmcswain View Post
    Assuming that you didn't use the migration tools, and that both files are untouched...... copy your custom stuff from the bottom of the 2010 file and paste it into the 2011 file.

    FWIW - We just use the same PGP file every year, so I copy the entire file over. We may update from the new file every 3 or 4 years...), but we don't use any external commands defined in there, and the vast majority of command shortcuts that we use are defined using lisp. In other words, yes I know I may be missing some new items each year, but it's not causing us any harm.

    Lastly, it doesn't matter if you have multiple .pgp files in the support file search path, AutoCAD will load the first one it finds, and only the first one.
    Thanks. I can see your points.
    And I agree with you that would be simple by using the same PGP file every year - this was what I did for the last 5 years.
    But now I think Autodesk may have already added more new command shortcuts to the v2011 since v2005. So thinking of switch to v2011 safely.

    BTW, I personally don't like to use the migration tools. The one click may bring you the things unexpected while you are blinking.
    Last edited by BoKirra; 2010-04-22 at 03:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Replacing the PGP File

    Quote Originally Posted by BoKirra View Post

    BTW, I personally don't like to use the migration tools.
    I agree. I like to know what is going on, not guess at what may happen....

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