You want to migrate your AutoCAD Mechanical menu settings from a previous version but you notice there's no ‘Migrate from a Previous Release’ shortcut in the Start Menu:
All Programs/Autodesk/AutoCAD Mechanical/Migrate Custom Settings:
The two options are Export/Import AutoCAD-AutoCAD Mechanical Settings:
You can still manually run the Migrate from a Previous Version tool and here's how.
Find and run it's .EXE file in AutoCAD Mechanical's installation directory:
Default installation directory:
Note: If AutoCAD is installed in another location, browse to the installation folder for this exe file
Run the AdMigrator.exe file to get the 'Migrate Custom Settings' dialog box.
The Migrate Custom Settings dialog box allows you choose to migrate the user profile/menu and other user defined files from a previous version.
Warning:This may cause problems with the migrated CUI file, such as missing ribbon etc.
If you don't want to use the utility you can manually transfer the menu and profile customization with the following steps:
Manually migrate Menus from a previous version and the settings in OPTIONS(profile):
In a previous version of AutoCAD Mechanical use the CUI command to find the location of your main menu acadm.cuix file:
-From the previous version folder copy these CUIX files:
C:\Users\<user_login>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD Mechanical 201x\R20.0\enu\Acadm
-Paste those two files into the current version CUIX file location(make a backup of the files before overwriting).
-Delete the following files in the current version CUIX file location (make a backup of the files):
-If you want to import your previous user profile settings, in the older version of AutoCAD Mechanical, type in Options:
In Options>Profiles tab, select the profile that's current, click on the 'Export...' button to export the profile to a .arg file.
-In the latest version of AutoCAD Mechanical, go to Options>Profiles tab and select the 'Import' button to import the .arg file you exported in the previous step.
For more information on the files that are migrated see the Help files: Migrate Custom Settings