Recreating the AutoCAD Classic Workspace in AutoCAD 2015 & 2016

Recreating the AutoCAD Classic Workspace in AutoCAD 2015 & 2016

Despite several improvements to the Ribbon interface over the years, many AutoCAD users still prefer the AutoCAD Classic workspace featuring menus and toolbars.Since introducing the Ribbon interface in …

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Creating Multiline Ribbon Tool Display Names

image Recently I’ve had a few people ask me about modifying the display names of ribbon tools inside AutoCAD 2010. More specifically; how to make AutoCAD show the display name for a tool on two lines (not just one). With the question growing in popularity, I figured it was time to make a quick post on the topic.

The solution is as simple as knowing about the code “\n”. When entered into the Display Name field inside the CUI command, AutoCAD will convert it into a line break. To help those unfamiliar with the CUI command, I’ve recorded a quick video demonstrating how to use this simple, but powerful code.

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Reset CUI verses Restore CUI – What’s the difference?

imageOne of the greatest features of AutoCAD is how much you can tailor it to meet your individual needs. To me, what’s even better than the ability to customize your workspace, is the fact Autodesk makes it incredibly easy to get things back to the way they were if you happen to over customize your AutoCAD environment. The CUI (Customize User Interface) command is both your ticket to customization bliss, and also your interface defibrillator for when things get ugly.

For the purpose of this post we’ll assume you’ve over customized your AutoCAD workspace, and want to get things back to the way they used to be. Once again, our tool of choice will be the CUI command. There’s a couple ways you can get to the CUI command.

  • Command Line: Enter CUI at the command line.
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  • Status Bar: Click on the “Workspace” button, and then select “Customize”
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Both methods will take you to the Customize User Interface dialog. Those familiar with the CUI command know the dialog is split into two parts; left and right. In this post we’re going to focus on the top-left part of the dialog which has the heading Customizations in All Files.

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