I constantly get questions like "How to I get my custom toolbars off my old install and put them into my new AutoCAD" -or- "I had to run a repair on my AutoCAD, what happened to my custom pull-down menu?"
Sure it's easy to add a pull-down menu or toolbar, but do you know where this data lives? Do you know how to back it up? Do you know how to migrate it to your friends machine, or to a new install of the latest version?
Here are some tips of how to setup your AutoCAD customization so that it's easy to use, backup, and migrate.
At some point in time you may be required to run a repair on your AutoCAD (or other Autodesk product) installation. This is generally required if you UNinstall one version of an application after installing another version. For example, if you install Land Desktop 2006 then later on UNinstall Land Desktop 2005, you must run a repair on your 2006 install.
If you have any unexplained errors that cannot be solved by other methods, such as commands that stop working, a repair may be required also.
If you receive a dialog box with this title while opening a drawing, you are missing a shape file that is referenced in the drawing. Shape files contain shapes that can be used by themselves, sort of like blocks. Most likely though, they are part of a complex linetype definition.