In Windows, utilities for importing and exporting AutoCAD settings are in the Start menu:
Start > All Programs > Autodesk > AutoCAD 20xx > Migrate Custom Settings
You have two options:
- Export AutoCAD 20xx Settings. Saves a ZIP file with your settings.
Import AutoCAD 20xx Settings. Lets you pick the ZIP directly without extracting or locating files within it. Use this option to import the settings into a new or existing installation of AutoCAD on either the same or a different computer. This is useful if something happens to your user interface in AutoCAD and you need to restore it.
Some users' custom settings are kept on the network - you can access them in File Explorer.
Note: For migration to be successful, the language and version(year) of the AutoCAD products must be the same. For example, you cannot export settings from an English version of AutoCAD and then import them into a German version. Likewise, you cannot export settings from a 2014 version of AutoCAD and then import them into a 2016 version of AutoCAD.
Transferring Custom Settings between Computers
The following tools allow you to transfer custom settings and files between computers with the same release of the program.
- Sync My Settings. Syncs custom settings with your online Autodesk account. When using Autodesk 360, you can download settings from your online account to a different computer.
- Export/Import Settings. Creates a transfer package of all your custom settings to import to another computer. You can also use this tool to create a backup of your custom settings.
- Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor. Transfers individual custom settings between different computers.