Update of SOFiCAD-OEM without losing the user settings

The update of SOFiCAD-OEM resets the user profile, which leads to the loss of personal menu settings and AutoCAD core options.

To avoid this, we recommend that you run the SOFiCAD-OEM update from an alternative ** Windows user ** who has administrator rights and is not intended for working with SOFiCAD-OEM.

This means that every time you want to update SOFiCAD-OEM, you have to log in with the Windows user mentioned above and open the SOFiSTiK Application Manager from there and carry out the corresponding update.

Once this process is complete, you can restart Windows with your usual user profile and continue to work normally with the latest version of SOFiCAD-OEM and all your user settings unchanged.

To create a new Windows user, please follow the steps below. More detailed information can be found on the Microsoft support page.

Create a local user account:

  1. Select the Start button, then choose Settings > `` Accounts ‘’ and then `` Other users ‘’.

  2. Select `` Add someone else to this PC ‘’.

  3. Select I don’t know the credentials for this person and on the next page select Add a user without a Microsoft account.

  4. Enter a username, password, or password hint, or select security questions and then select Next.

Change a local user account to an administrator account

  1. Select under `` Settings ‘’ > `` Accounts ‘’ > `` Other users ‘’, the name of the account owner and then change account type.

  2. Under Account Type, select the options `` Administrator ‘’ and `` OK ‘’.

  3. Log in with the new administrator account.