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Exporting, Storing & Restoring Your Work Environment

Craig Boyer
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

Store & Export Your Work Environment

If you ever uninstall ARCHICAD or apply another Work Environment Profile there is a chance you could lose your custom settings unless you have stored and exported them. Follow these steps to make sure you have cemented your Work Environment preferences and stored a copy away from the program files for safe-keeping. If all of your palettes and toolbars are placed the way you like them and your keyboard shortcuts are in place...
  1. Go to Options > Work Environment > Work Environment...
  2. In the Work Environment dialog window, click Work Environment Profiles... in the column on the left.
  3. To the right you will see the currently stored profiles. To store you current settings, click New Profile...
  4. Give your profile a name and click OK.
  5. Next click Export to save your Work Environment away from the program files for safe keeping.
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Restore Your Work Environment

Follow these steps to restore your Work Environment profile, which stores your custom palette / toolbar placement on thescreen and custom keyboard shortcuts.

Make Your Profile Active

NEW in Version 19: Go to Options > Work Environment > Apply Profile and choose your profile. For previous versions or if you are using a custom W.E. that excludes the above menu item:
  1. Go to Options > Work Environment > Work Environment...
  2. In the Work Environment dialog window, click Work Environment Profiles in the column on the left.
  3. To the right you will see the currently stored profiles. Double-click your stored custom profile.
  4. Click Apply and OK.

Restore From an Exported Backup

In case you took an action that erased your stored Work Environment from ARCHICAD.
    1. Go to Options > Work Environment > Work Environment...
    2. In the Work Environment dialog window, click Work Environment Profiles in the column on the left.
    3. To the right you will see the currently stored profiles. Click Import...
    4. Browse for the profile folder you had previously exported and click Choose (Mac) or OK (Windows).
    5. Make the profile active using the previous steps.

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