How to Use the AutoCAD Settings Migration Utility to Transfer Custom User Settings to a New AutoCAD Release

How to Use the AutoCAD Settings Migration Utility to Transfer Custom User Settings to a New AutoCAD Release

ATG Senior Tier 1 Technical Support Specialist Angela shares everything you need to know about how to back up your AutoCAD custom user settings in the following blog.

AutoCAD Migration Utility

Allows you to migrate custom user settings from an older release year of AutoCAD to a newer release year of AutoCAD on the same machine. The old release year must be on the computer when the new install is opened for the first time.


Example: AutoCAD 2019 is already in use, and you are now installing AutoCAD 2020 on the same machine.

Migration Utility Process:

  • Download, install and open the software
  • When the settings migration wizard pops up, it will ask if you want to migrate your custom settings. You will see check boxes next to multiple customization elements that are able to be migrated. Make sure there are checks in the boxes next to the items you want to migrate. Uncheck any items that you don’t want to migrate. When your migration settings are all set, click the checkmark button on the bottom/right to proceed with the migration and follow the prompts on the screen


Other options if the wizard does not pop up or if it is accidentally skipped:

  • Open the start menu, go into the all apps, open the Autodesk folder with your new AutoCAD version and release year and then click the button that says “Migrate from a previous release” and follow the prompts on the screen
  • If this option is not available or if you get an error, you will need to manually migrate your AutoCAD settings, which we will cover in a subsequent blog. To watch the full webinar about Migrating AutoCAD settings, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6qqTWeYyI.

If you have any questions or if you need assistance, please let us know. If you are a current client of ATG, you can request technical support by calling 1-888-615-0677 or emailing to: support@atgusa.com.

Applied Technology Group is a Platinum Autodesk Business Partner. Founded in North Little Rock, Ark., in 1992 as a local computer services company, ATG has grown to become a leading design technology partner with the purpose of assisting customers in maximizing the value and adoption of advanced technologies so they can perform competitively in the AEC sector. ATG collaborates with customers across the Gulf South, Midwest and Southwest through partnerships with 3DR, Autodesk, Leica, Microsoft and Panzura. Learn more about our company at www.atgusa.com. Autodesk and the Autodesk logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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