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Category: AutoCAD
Topic ID: 734
Title: AutoCAD Ribbon Menu
Created: 0000-00-00Last modified: 0000-00-00

Carlson with AutoCAD does not have a Ribbon menu feature build in its default menu (csxxbase.cui). In order to incorporate this AutoCAD menu feature into Carlson you will need to create a new Workspace in the Carlson CUI. You can disable the Ribbon menu by typing 'ribbonclose' at the commandline.


Create a workspace:
Type CUI at the commandline, this will open the Custom User Interface 
- under the 'Customize' tab - in 'Customizations in All Files' - right click on Workspace 
- select New Workspace 
- on the right side of the dialog select 'Customize Workspace' 
- back on the left side of the dialog expand each menu option (Ribbon, Toolbars, Menu...) and place checks in the boxes of the desired menu components (be careful not to overpopulate your workspace)
- once you have selected all the desired menu features click on the 'Done' button on the left. 

Now that you have created the custom workspace click 'Apply' then 'OK' to return to the drawing. 
Turn on the AutoCAD Workspace toolbar by right clicking on any AutoCAD toolbar and selecting 'Workspace'. From the toolbar set the workspace to your custom workspace.

Here's a link to a YouTube video that shows how to create custom workspaces, ribbon tabs and ribbon panels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC-lZFsE-hU

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