At the company where I work, we use a software program called MaxView to perform bid take-offs for large construction projects. We have configured several custom symbols in MaxView which we use to count items in large mechanical prints, and it takes about an hour to configure these symbols. Rather than configure these symbols individually for each new user, or an existing user who lost his settings, we needed a simple way to export the settings from one computer/user to another.
MaxView settings are stored in the registry for the current user, and these registry keys can be exported/imported between users.
Here’s how you can configure MaxView under one user and then migrate those settings to another user or computer:
- Configure MaxView the way you want it.
- Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MaxView.
- Right click the MaxView registry key and choose Export. Give the file a name and save it somewhere.
- You can now copy this exported registry file to another user or computer and double click it to import the previous user’s MaxView settings into the current user’s registry!