we cannot afford giant size monitors. An average AEC firm would have a 23 inch monitor or 21 inches. Now almost all the monitors are 16:9. So already the height of the monitor is reduced when compared to the 4:3 monitor.With the Ribbon Interface, the height of the drawing space becomes even less. Of course the ribbon can be minimized etc. but it is a nuisance revoking it and minimizing again. the 2008 version IMHO had a better interface with dashboards which occupied the vertical space on the right side. This way the height of the drawing space is not affected. It used to be a good interface - why change this into Ribbon mimicking MS Office for a CAD program?
I know that you could still have the Classic interface - but you lose the convenience of the ribbon. Frankly, I am a "command line only" person. But I would like to get used to the Ribbon also. Only at this point of time it started to irritate me the small height of the drawing space.
By very huge monitors? or may be you are using highly advanced models where you have a choice for a 4:3 format? I am struggling. I would like to use AutoCAD the way the rest of the world uses - though I am very fast in command line and know by heart most of the commands & shortcut keys. Sometimes i work in FullScreen mode.
I installed AutoCAD 2012 on a 32 bit windows 7 workstation but I received an error message."Cannot find acad.cuix customizastion file".I tried repairing the installation but it couldnt..I tried unistalling but won't uninstall..The machine was running previous versions of AutoCAD.
i have aprblem with the main icons of the ribbon, i install the program and it works correctly Suddenly the user interface converts to the normal autocad i tried to restore the ACAD.CUIX and doesn't work.
i have Win8, the version i have of the program is 2014 and the problem also happen on autocad architecture.
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 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?
My preferred method of utilizing commands such as move, copy group etc. is to select the entities to be moved, copied or grouped then select the appropriate tool and proceed. Recently my computer has decided it wants me to select the appropriate tool prior to selecting the entities to be manipulated. I can not figure out how to get this program to return to the method I am most accustomed to??
I am working in AutoCAD 2011 and, all of a sudden, both left- and right-click stopped working properly.
Right clicking only repeats the last command, either with or without any object selected, even though my personal customized preference has been set to Edit when an object is selected.
But most worrisome is the left-clicking situation. Double left-clicking does nothing, instead of the usual editing it had been doing all these years.
When I single-left-click an object, it seems to select it (grips appear and the object lines appear dashed, just as usual), but if I want to do something afterwards, it does nothing. For example, I select (single-left-click) an object and press the delete button, and it does nothing. Also, despite the object being selected (in appearance at least), I noticed that the "Layer" and "Properties" toolbars don't change, thus, not displaying the correct layer and other properties of the said object.
The way around this seems to be to type the command first and then select objects (which means that the commands work properly). But after more than ten years working the other way, you can imagine this slows me the hell down, almost to a point of continuous stand-still.
Also, we opened other programs to see if the mouse and keyboard were simlutaneously broken down. Of course theye weren't and, in the other programs, left- and right-click and "delete" funcitons were working properly.
I created my own workspace from Map Classic Workspace and created my Toolbars (like in 2011).My new Workspace is default and current yet every time I open Map 3d 2012 I still get Express ribbon.
I already closed every ribbon in Customize User Interface and saved again but then I get this message: The Ribbon does not have any tabs or panels currently loaded. When I choose My workspace even if it is already default, ribbon disappears.
I have no issues when using autocad for simple 2d drafting, layers and commands seem straightforward enough, but I am having real difficulty with the 3d interface when set up with 4 viewports, similar to Rhino (top, front, right and perspective)
Question #1: can I link the viewports so that moving around in 1 moves the other simultaneously to the same zoom and location?
Question #2: can I set up the MButtonPAN (or similar for orbit) command to orbit ONLY when in a perspective viewport? (in rhino, the right mouse button always orbits in a perspective viewport, and pressing shift with right mouse button can pan, ideally this is what I need or some variant of it). It seems very cumbersome to have to use the orbit button every time I want to adjust my perspective view!
Basically I want to make my workflow as similar to Rhino as possible, as it has become deeply engrained, and so far the crossover is not going well.
I am trying to link to parameters in sub-components of an assembly, and feed dimensions to them. When I am in my iLogic interface I browse to the the part in the assembly and click the plus sign next to the part I am interested in. I then click the "User Parameters" section under that part and find the parameter I want to change. Now the normal workflow is to double click the parameter and it shows up in your iLogic code like here in this example:
So obviously something got messed up in my machine and iLogic is no longer formating the code properly. It only happens on my machine here, everyone else in our department still works fine. I have also determined that it is happening on all files new and old.
My fear right now is that I may have to re-install Inventor and I do not want to have to do that. I do have a call in with tech support through my local reseller, but who knows how long that will take.
I have developed the interface using c#,i want to turn off or on the layer according to the parameter in interface.now i have carried out turn off or on a specified layer using a .dll file. but how i can connect the parameter in interface to the program in .dll file.
I think that something is not the way it is suppose to be at my ribbon I have a Inventor Studio icon but by defaults is not active (it's grayed out) so in order to turn it on I have to go to add ins and turn Inventor Studio off and than on again and in that way I am able to activate the Inventor Studio button but after that all the buttons in the Rendering Studio tab are inactive so I cannot use them. And I cannot figure out where is the problem. Is it because I am using the student version of the software and it has some kind of limitations on the rendering engine, or it is some kind of malfunctioning of my installation. Everything else is working normally I can modell I can do a rey tracing viewport renders but I cannot run the studio environment interface.
I made the switch from acad 2006 to 2014. I was able to add quick leader to my dimension menu in customize user interface, but I don't have an icon in my dimensions toolbar. I figured it out, I needed to customize toolbars also, not just menus.