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    Default Get the default scale list out of the registry

    Summary: Save the default scale list somewhere other than the registry for easier access from all users within a group

    Description: We have many users and every time we upgrade to a new version it becomes a major headache to share our default scale list with all of them. Why is this list stored in the registry? It makes it very difficult to even share between different profiles without entering the entire list again and again. We primarily use Civil 3D, but I believe this comes from the basic AutoCAD setup.

    Product and Feature: AutoCAD - Other

    Submitted By: dpruessner on 02/22/2018


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    Default Re: Get the default scale list out of the registry

    Agreed, this is something that's driven me crazy for years.

    One workaround is the old ScaleListDel.lsp by Steve Johnson
    http://forums.augi.com/showthread.ph...l=1#post749780
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    Default Re: Get the default scale list out of the registry

    Export the key to a REG file, store it in a common read-only network location. Merge the REG file to the destination computer using admin rights. And yes - that process can be scripted.

    But don't depend on having a specific default list. Use tools like the one mentioned to specifically control what scales you need.
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    Default Re: Get the default scale list out of the registry

    Thank you for the tips and I realize there are workarounds, but why not store the default scale list some place where it can be customized and shared with everyone?

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    Default Re: Get the default scale list out of the registry

    Quote Originally Posted by dpruessner View Post
    Thank you for the tips and I realize there are workarounds, but why not store the default scale list some place where it can be customized and shared with everyone?
    That would be the best way, providing the ability to set the default scale list company wide as well. Nobody here is disagreeing with you. This has persisted for many versions of AutoCAD though so many of us have settled for workarounds.

    Betting this suggestion would get high ranking in the Wish List whenever it's added. It will have my vote at least.
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    Default Re: Get the default scale list out of the registry

    It *is* stored somewhere that can be accessed and customized by everyone (company wide or not). Just because it's in the registry instead of a file doesn't make it a work around.
    If you are going to fly by the seat of your pants, expect friction burns.
    Some say beauty is in the eye of the Beholder... perhaps so, but I've only seen the disintegration beam.
    Everyone else being wrong is not the same thing as being right.

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