Backing up Speedstack config files to preserve current installation settings
Application Note AP616 

Copying your existing Speedstack config files to a new system

Speedstack stores operating and configuration information between sessions. This application note describes the procedure for a Speedstack user to copy the existing workspace to a new machine.

The following Speedstack configuration files should be copied to your new system:

  • Speedstack.inix – contains general settings including colours, default structure values, file location paths and license selections
  • ThicknessOptions.optx – contains settings for the Apply Finishing option
  • Defaultprintsettings.prs – the technical report settings.
    Note: If you use multiple report formats there will be other files with the .prs file extension that should also be copied
  • ColumnOrder.mlcx – the Material Library column selection order. If you use the Speedstack Material Library default column order it will not be necessary to copy this file
  • ManufacturingOptions.mopx – the manufacturing constraints used for the DRC checks

Locating the Speedstack configuration files

These files are written to the Speedstack application folder, normally C:\Program Files\Polar\Speedstack on a Windows 32-bit system or C:\Program Files (x86)\Polar\Speedstack on Windows 64-bit. 

Note: If you are currently using Windows 7 or above, depending upon your User Account Control (UAC) settings, these files may be re-located to the VirtualStore. For example, on a 64-bit Windows system the configuration files will be located in the folder below:

(C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Polar\Speedstack)

UAC virtualization operates on a per-user basis; you will need to verify the actual location of your configuration files and back up files in this folder.

Applying the configuration files to the new system

On your new system:

  1. Install Speedstack
  2. Run Speedstack for the first time. This will create a series of configuration files containing default values
  3. Close Speedstack
  4. Locate where your system has placed the Speedstack configuration files by searching for ‘Speedstack.inix’. As noted above this will depend on the Windows OS version and UAC settings
  5. Copy the configuration files into the folder identified in step #4
  6. Run Speedstack, it will now use your original configuration.