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CAD drafting Profiles 3    Button CAD software Profiles 4 in the Options dialog.

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A Profile is a set of custom settings with a unique name for working environment parameters. By default, nanoCAD saves all current settings in <<Default>> profile.

If several users, using one account to enter the system, work with the program, each of them can create a profile and load it for working. Another example of profile usage is for quickly switching between settings when working with different documents in the current session.

Only one profile can be current. When changing interface settings, the current profile is changed automatically.

To use the custom settings of the working environment on other computers, a profile can be saved in a file with a *.wip extension. A WIP-file loaded on the other computer changes only the setting of the current profile, which were saved in this file. Other settings remain unchanged.

A section of the Options dialog contains:

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List with names of profiles available in the current document.

The profile selected in the list becomes the current one.

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The button opens the Profile dialog box to create and manage profiles.


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The list of all profiles is shown in the Profiles section.

The name of the current profile is shown in the Current profile field.

A new profile inherits the properties of the current profile.

To set a selected profile as the current one, select the Set Current button.

To delete a selected profile from the list, select the Remove button.

The Reset All button deletes all profiles and recovers the standard nanoCAD profile. Changes take effect after restarting the program.

attention! Before applying the Reset All button, save user profiles or they will be deleted.


To create a new profile:


1.    In the CAD drafting Profiles 9 Options dialog box, click the button.

2.    In the Profiles dialog select the Add button.

3.    In the Add Profile dialog box specify a name for the new profile and select the required check boxes:

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4.    Select OK. The name of the created profile will be shown in the list of profiles.

5.    Select the Close button to close the dialog box.

To save a profile:


1.    Select the profile to save.

2.    Select the Save button.

3.    In the Add Profile dialog box specify a name for the new profile and select the required check boxes.

4.    Select OK.

5.    In the Save As dialog box specify the name and the folder location to save the profile, after that select the Save button.

6.    Select the Close button to close the dialog box.

To load a profile from other computer:


1.    Select the Load button.

2.    In the Open dialog box select the nanoCAD profile.

3.    Select the Open button. The file will be added to the profiles list and set as the current one.

4.    Select the Close button to close the dialog box.

attention! You can replace the profile only among one nanoCAD version. When you replace the profile from one program version into another version troubles with interface might occur.


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