Munsys 10.4 Profile Setup Instructions

The following instructions describe how to get up and running on the new 2012 version of Civil 3D and Munsys 10.4.

  1. The first thing you need to do after logging in after the install of the 2012 Autodesk products and Munsys 10.4 products is to run Civil 3D 2012.  Make sure you run Civil 3D 2012 and not any previous version of Civil 3D.  If you have previous versions installed on your machine, they will show up side by side with the other versions.  Also, do not use any existing shortcuts you may have put on your desktop or pinned to the task bar or start menu:


  2. After running Civil 3D 2012, close the application and then run Munsys 10.4.  Again, do not use any existing shortcuts as these will point to an earlier version of Munsys:

    Munsys will run a secondary installer procedure which will create the default Munsys AutoCAD profile.  We will be making a backup of this default profile and importing a new Munsys profile designed to work in our network environment in subsequent steps.

  3. You can leave Munsys open but you will need to copy the Munbase.cuix file from the the following location:


    to a directory on your P: drive.  If you do not have a Munsys10.4 directory as shown below, create a new directory named Munsys10.4 in the root of your P: drive and copy the Munbase.cuix file from above into at as shown:

    Right click on the file and make sure the Read Only property is not checked:

  4. Now go back to Munsys and bring up the Autocad Options dialog box by either typing options at the command line or right clicking anywhere in the drawing:

    Switch to the Profiles tab and set the <<Unamed Profile>> to be current by selecting it and clicking on the Set Current button:

  5. Now, rename the existing Munsys10.4.  We suggest renaming it to Munsys10.4.default but you can use whatever you like:

  6. Now click the Import button and browse to the the Munsys10.4.arg file from J:\MunsysCfg\Local\x64\10.4:

    Click the Open button and then the Appy & Close button on the next screen:

  7. Next, set the new Munsys10.4 profile current by selecting it and then clicking the Set Current button and then closing the Options dialog by clicking the OK button at the bottom.  

  8. Now we need to force Munsys to use the Munbase.cuix file you copied to your P:\Munsys10.4 directory earlier.  To do this, toggle all dialog boxes off by setting the CMDDIA and FILEDIA system variables to 0 by entering the FILEDIA and CMDDIA commands at the command line, entering the value '0' when prompted and hitting the RETURN key as follows:

    Command: CMDDIA
    Enter new value for CMDDIA <1>: 0
    Command: FILEDIA
    Enter new value for FILEDIA <1>: 0

  9. Now type the menu command and enter munbase at the prompt and then hit the RETURN key.  Dismiss any warnings that may pop up.

    Command: MENU
    Enter customization file name or [. (for none)] <J:\MunsysCfg\Munsys10.4\UserDataCache\Munbase>: munbase

  10. You can now turn your dialogs back on by using the entering the FILEDIA and CMDDIA commands at the command line, entering the value '1' when prompted and hitting the RETURN after each similar to what you did when turning them off at step 8.

    Command: cmddia
    Enter new value for CMDDIA <0>: 1
    Command: filedia
    Enter new value for FILEDIA <0>: 1

  11. Now you need to set your workspace settings so that changes you make to your interface, such as moving or hiding toolbars and toolpanels, closing or opening the ribbon etc., persist the next time you open Munsys.   To do this, locate the Workspace Switching icon in the tool tray at the lower right of the Autocad screen:

    Click on this icon to pull up the workspaces menu.  From that menu, click the Workspace Settings menu item:

    In the Workspace Settings dialog, change the option for When Switching Workspaces to Automatically save workspace changes:

    You also need to set your workspace to one of the workspaces contained in the Munbase.cuix you copied to your home directory earlier.  We suggest using the Munsys Query workspace:

At this point you are all set to start using Munsys as you normally would.  The first thing you'll likely want to do is switch to the Munsys Query workspace by using the Workspace Switching icon again and clicking on the Munsys Query menu item:

When attempting to login for the first time through the Connect to Database dialog the Schema and Database field will be blank.  In those field type MSU and Munsys, respectively:

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