Many old-guard users did not like the Ribbon-style menu design of AutoCAD 2009, but kicking is not worth much. It is only a problem of neural disorientation, as when we were working on someone else's drawing table, that the basic tools were not in the same disorder as ours. It happened with Office 2007 and now with AutoCAD, we are uncomfortable that the location of the menus takes time to use very frequent commands and as AutoDesk will not go back this mode, 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 to change because the next generations will see it that way. The manuals will come in this way and as it was difficult for us to go from the text commands in the side menu of AutoCAD R12, this drink has to be taken sooner or later.
The most that can come is that AutoCAD 2011 brings an option to make the interface look like 2008. But we should not have much hope.
Not bad if placed side-wise, quite similar to the Task navigation implemented Microstation from the V8i version. To do this you have to give the 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 view. Likewise, you can right-click on the Ribbon bar and choose “close”. If you want to make it visible again, write 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 voila, it already 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.