I am trying to customize Autocad 2012 ribbon tab. I can't seem to find how to mimic the small arrow that appears in several of the standard menus. For example, in the 3D Solids - Home Tab, the second panel from the left is "3D Solids Home - Mesh" It has a small arrow in the corner that opens up a preferences dialogue box.
How can I add that arrow to a custom panel with that little arrow so that I can add my command to it?
I have created a seperate CUI for use as an enterprise menu. My issue is when I set my main CUI as ACAD.cuix and my new CUI as enterprise, the custom ribbons created in the enterprise file does not show in the panel.
I'm working on a Ribbon and Icon design for our software and I'm having some issues getting my icons to appear the same way they do in AutoCAD. When I hover over an icon on my custom Ribbon there is a white box around the icon (see Ribbon.jpg), but when I hover over an AutoCAD icon the white box does not appear (see Ribbonii.jpg).
Creating a ribbon for Partial Customization files in the CUI, and I am trying to setup some buttons for existing polylines for example underground electric and overhead electric. When writing the macro what are some ideas for creating a polyline with the proper linetype for that particular object rather than changing the layer in layer properties dialogue.
In our 2010 version users used the "OPT Color Control" in a toolbar. When we went to 2012 we switched our users to the Ribbon. I am not able to move this Control to a ribbon panel. I can place in a toolbar and it works okay. Best I could find is "ACObjectColorCombo", Object Color Gallery drop down. Unfortunately I find that this drop down doesn't handle a selection set the way the 2010 toolbar did. I find that one cannot reliably pick a selection and use this to change objects to color bylayer. I can pick the object prior to using the OPT Color Control and they work fine. I pick the same objects and use the Combo box and sometime they are found and change other times I pick one or two and they work.
Is there a way to move this toolbar control to the ribbon, it will not let me drag and drop to a panel in the CUI.
Is there another solution to change object(s) color in a drop down from a ribbon panel? I have tried searching but am not finding other commands or control with selection drop down in the CUI. (Our choice is not to use the Properties dialog. Which, by the way, does work every time on the objects.)
Is it possible to have a custom grayed out icon in the ribbon when this icon has been used at least once? For example, the user clicks on this icon and it becomes gray to notify the user it has been used. The purpose is to load certain DLL with Netload only once.
I have tried everything even un-installing and re-installing. I have customized programs that have been working properly for months by many individuals. These include custom menus, toolbars and ribbon tabs. One day last week one of the ribbon tabs disappeared. The crazy thing is if I load the .cuix file as an Enterprise cui, everything is visible and works just fine. BUT, when I load it as a partial cuix file the ribbon tab does not show up. The custom menus come in, my custom toolbars work and show up just fine but the dag blasted ribbon tab won't show up.
Yes, it's marked as visible. I've done and redone the cui editor, customized my workspace again and again checking every piece of information. I need to have it loaded as a partial cui file as I am the author of these tools that hundreds of people in my company depend on.
How to add buttons and create my own ribbon in AutoCAD, but now I would like to be able to have buttons for two different schedules that I have created. While I can have a button start the schedule command it won't automatically pick the schedule that I want it to create.
I am unable to find the "Ribbon Combo Box - Workspace" to our 2013 MEP or ACA CUI. It is visible in vanilla AutoCAD 2013, but it isn't listed in the Command List (under Ribbon Control Elements). I am unable to transfer it from AutoCAD's cuix either. We typically have this control in our Quick Access Toolbar, but I am unable to create this same environment in the 2013 verticals.
I am unable to see it even using one of the default profiles, like "AutoCAD Architecture (US Imperial)".
toggling ribbonclose and ribbon but that did not answer my question. I'm using AutoCAD 2014 and there is a setting to either toggle through all ribbon states or you can select one. You can cycle through:
Minimize to Tabs
Minimize to Panel Tiles
Minimize to Panel Buttons or
Cycle Through All
I want it to always minimze to tabs but when I close CAD and re-open it doesn't remember that selection and always cycles through all minimized states again.
I don't see any system variable or registry value that seems to save this. how I can make it remember?
I saw some source that hinted you could use panel1Panel.AddSlideout() but in the search I do not see any Ribbon API that allows for any slideout functionality?Do you *have* to use the CUI API for this?
I am updating my CUI ribbon for some of my customized buttons. I have changed some of the bitmap images that I have saved in my network folder for the network AutoCAD customization. However, I cannot get the Ribbon to update to show the new button images.
I have opened the CUI, browsed down to the partial CUI for our corporate configuration, then to the "Ribbon", then to the "Tabs", then to the individual section of the tab and clicked on it. Then I click on the specific button in the "Panel Preview" pane to get the properties for that button to show. Then at the bottom of the "Properties" panel, I click on the "Small Image" line to see the three dots that allow you to browse to where the .bmp is stored. I have not renamed the bitmaps, but just modified their color and the way they look. So I have to change the .bmp file to a different location in the small image properties, then change it back to the correct image name. It will update the appearance in the "Panel Preview", but will not update the actual ribbon. I click on "Apply" and "OK", and it still doesn't update the actual ribbon. I have tried closing and restarting AutoCAD after that. As a last resort, I rebooted to see if that would complete the change, but in vain.
I made sure that the network location for the bitmap files is listed in my Options > Support File Search Path (very near the top of the support file list), but that still isn't solving the problem.
How to get AutoCAD to completely forget the old image that is showing on the ribbon and repopulate it with the updated bitmap image?
In the Default.ivb I have created a function that creates a new panel and adds some buttons in the panel.
I see the panel and the buttons, but nothing happens when I click on them.
The documentation says that in order to listen to the events of my buttons I should declare a "Private WithEvents ButDef As ButtonDefinition", but it when I try I get an error message "Only valid in object module"
Another question, still related to the events, I would expect to find a _StartUp event where I should run my function, but I can't find that event.
I am trying to figure out how / if you can customize the contents of panels or what is always displayed. For example, I would like to add or show the draw order buttons because I use them frequently. So far, the only way I can get it displayed is to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar or go to Tools>Toolbars>AutoCAD>Draw Order and then place it near my ribbon.
I'm trying create a LISP to customize PDF creation. The lisp looks into the .PC3 file which paper size better fits the plot area. But its exaustive to every time i want to create a new paper size i have to open the .pc3 file and configure a new paper.
There is a way to open the .pc3 properties through lisp?
When I do a Polyline, after i done an arc section, I would like to be able to press "F" instead of "L" to do a line section...
Is there an easy way to do that or do I have to reprogram a new Polyline command in lisp with the subcommand shortcut that I would like? (would prefer to avoid it as sometime I have to work on LT)
The reason behind all of this is that I remapped all my command to keys that are on the left side of the keyboard ... it work really well and I almost never have to lift my left hand except for the case with the polyline... the L key is miles away ...
Right now I remapped a button on my mouse to "L" but its not as natural as just using the keyboard...
Is there a way to add to the ribbon panel? I want to add a tool bar so it shows as a panel instead of a tool bar. I tried to customize it but I think I'm missing a step. I went to CUI and selected the default workspace, went to the toolbar area and added the toolbar to the ribbon panel. I then went the the right side of the CUI and hit customization, but there's nothing to select on either the right side or left side that would add the toolbar panel.
I'm using a disto laser with my tablet running "AutoCad Architecture". The laser can be set to fire using a combination of Alt, Shift or Control keys plus a number or letter. I arbitrarily set it up as "Alt 1". My old tablet had a mechanical button that I easily assigned this function. For my new setup, I need this button on the ribbon but I can't figure out what Macro text format is the same as pressing "Alt 1".
I've just been messing about with the ribbon in Civil 3D 2013 and managed to create my own tab and add a panel with 3 rows. In one of them i have added the command BATTMAN. I've obviously added an icon and used button style 'Large with Text (Vertical)'.
I've noticed that on other buttons with longish names under them have wrapped text. How do i achieve this so say 'Block Attribute Manager' text would appear stacked under the button?
I was trying to show another user the Edit in Fusion feature in Inventor 2012 but she doesn't have that ribbon panel. We went into the Part tab in Application Options and Inventor Fusion was selected to Edit Base Solids. We even unselected it, applied it, closed the options and then selected it again. But still there is no Fusion panel under the Model tab when editing a part. Yes, it's installed on her machine. We checked.
The only difference is that she's also installed the 2013 suite, as well. I have the Fusion panel and have not installed any 2013 apps.
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I'm trying to get all our users to employ the ribbon and move away from toolbars and pull-down menus and one of the last hold-outs is finally giving it a try. Unfortunately, the titles on the ribbon panels is being cut short so he doesn't see the whole height of the title. See the attached PNG.
I'm working with AutoCAD 2012 and I want to modify the width of the Layer Panel in the ribbon. I have layer names that are sometimes too long to see. Is there still a MNU or MNC or a file like that that I could edit and change the width of the panel in the ribbon?