Many old-guard users did not like the Ribbon-style menu design of AutoCAD 2009, but not worth much kick. It's just a problem of neuronal disorientation, just like when we were working on an external drawing board, that the basic tools were not in the same mess of ours. It happened with Office 2007 and now with AutoCAD, it bothers us that the location of the menus takes time to use commands of a lot of frequency and since AutoDesk will not go back this modality, it will be necessary to get used to it.
Surely English blogs have written a lot, and the AutoCAD 2009 manual must say a thousand tricks to take advantage of the new design, in this case I will leave some tips to survive with the Ribbon, as I have done.
0. Getting accustomed to the Ribbon
This is the first, forced before the change because the next generations will see it that way. The manuals will come in this way and as it cost us to pass the text commands in the AutoCAD R12 side menu, this drink must be taken sooner or later.
The most you can get is that AutoCAD 2011 brings an option so that the interface looks like 2008. But you do not have to have much hope.
Not bad if placed side-wise, quite similar to the Task navigation implemented Microstation from the V8i version. For this you have to give right mouse button, choose the option "Unlock"And then drag it to the left margin.
1. Hide the Ribbon
To hide it, just write the command "Ribbonclose"And disappears from sight. The same can be given right button on the Ribbon bar and choose "close". If you want to make it visible again, type the command "ribbon".
Although it is not necessary to completely hide it, you can use the "minimize"And there will be an innocent bar that will not affect us and over time we can access it to go grab the fourth of affection that requires.
2. Enable command bars.
If we hide or minimize it we will need the common use bars, for this you have to go to the left side border and right click.
Then in the AutoCAD option choose the bars of our interest. Usually:
- Modify I
And ready, it looks like the old one. It's time to work.
To access the menu bar (file, view, format ...) will have to resort to the red letter of the corner.
It is also possible to make configurations, using custom bars, as the method of the 25 most used commands, All these modifications can be saved as a .cui file, for this you can duplicate the one that is in
C: Documents and Settings User Program data AutodeskAutoCAD 2009R17.2enusupportacad.cui
Then the changes can be saved in the USB or email to apply at our whim on a machine outside.