The command may assist you in updating your existing drawing templates with the new settings and styles. Using this command, you can import new and changed styles from a drawing or template into a drawing file.
For company-wide customization of menus, create a partial menu. This helps avoid working inside the CUI file and manually transfer menus and toolbars. Create a partial menu from the CUI Transfer tab by creating a new .CUI. See Control User Interface Elements in the CUI Editor in the AutoCAD Customization Guide.
During migration, specify the default location for custom icons in the project files search path. If AutoCAD Civil 3D cannot find the custom icons a question mark symbol is displayed. AutoCAD Civil 3D does not look at the .MNR file when loading a partial .CUI file.
When you create a new palette, an .ATC file is created that stores all the definitions of the tools in the palette. An image subfolder is also created that stores the PNG files displayed in the palette.
Assign palette and tool names that are unique and easy to identify. In preparation for migration, copy all .ATC files and PNG subfolders to a shared network folder. After upgrading, specify the path for tool palettes file locations to the folder on the network.
Use an XML editor to remove all entries except the RootCategory and specify a name. Restart AutoCAD Civil 3D and use the Toolbox Editor to add new categories and tools. Save the new file in the Toolbox Editor Panorama.
The Report Settings file stores the Client and Owner data, and the units and precision that are used for LandXML reports. If the path for custom reports did not change, you do not need to do anything with this file.
In .NET, make sure the path to the reference libraries points to the installation directory for the correct version of AutoCAD Civil 3D. For more information, see the chapters on developing custom subassemblies in the AutoCAD Civil 3D Developer's Guide.
This file defines where the survey database, the survey equipment database, the figure prefix database, and other survey specific settings are stored. You can export the Survey User Settings to a .USR_SET file and then re-import the file into the new release.
Due to the requirement to support a 64-bit operating system, in AutoCAD Civil 3D survey database, equipment database, and figure prefix database files must be migrated to Microsoft SQL Server Compact format from Microsoft Access Database format. On the Survey tab in Toolspace, a database item that requires migration will display the "out-of-date" icon to provide a visual cue that it requires migration. To complete the migration, right-click the item and select the migration command.
The survey database consists of two parts, the SDB and SDX files which are stored in the project folder. Specify the path or re-import the Survey User Settings to point to the location of your survey database. After you migrate the survey database to Microsoft SQL Server Compact format the file extensions will be SDBX and SDXX.
The survey databases settings are stored in an .SDB_SET file. This file can be exported or imported by right-clicking on a survey database, and choosing the Edit Survey Database settings. This operation is not part of migrating from one release to the next but can be used in a situation where you need to have a survey database match an older one.
The survey Equipment databases are stored in an .EDB file. The default location is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D <version>\enu\Survey. Specify the path or reimport the Survey User Settings to point to the location of your survey database. After you migrate the equipment database to Microsoft SQL Server Compact format the file extension will be EDB_XDEF.
The Figure Prefix databases are stored in an .FDB file in the project folder. Specify the path or reimport the Survey User Settings and make sure to point to the location of your survey database. After you migrate the figure prefix database to Microsoft SQL Server Compact format the file extension will be FDB_XDEF.
The Linework Code Sets database stored in an .F2F_xdef file in the project folder. Specify the path or reimport the Survey User Settings and make sure to point to the location of your survey database.