cui for autocad

Customizing AutoCAD's User Interface


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Table of Contents
-Tailoring AutoCAD CUI

About the Author
Ralph Grabowski

Sample Pages

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Chapter 1
Working with Cui

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 Chapter 2
Tailoring Workspaces

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Chapter 3
Tailoring Toolbars & Quick Access Toolbar
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Chapter 4
Tailoring the Ribbon
Part 1: Tabs
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Chapter 5
Tailoring the Ribbon
Part 2: Panels

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Chapter 6
Tailoring the Ribbon
Part 3: Contextual Tabs

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Chapter 7

Tailoring the Menu Bar

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Chapter 8
Tailoring Quick Properties

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Chapter 9
Tailoring Rollover Tooltips
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Chapter 10
Tailoring Shortcut Menus

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Chapter 11
Tailoring Keyboard Shortcuts
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Chapter 12
Tailoring Double Click Actions
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Chapter 13
Tailoring Mouse Buttons
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Chapter 14
Loading LISP Files
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Chapter 15
Legacy Section

about the author

Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 140+ books on CAD management, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Generic CADD, IntelliCAD, MicroStation, TurboCAD, VDraft, Visio, HTML, and VRML. He is the editor of the upFront.eZine e-newlsetter and WorldCAD Access weblog.

Mr Grabowski received his B.A.Sc ('80) degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. He currently works and lives in the beautiful Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.

You can visit his Web site at upfrontezine.com



Tailoring CUI for AutoCAD 2011/12 is our e-book for learning how to customize AutoCAD's user interface through the CUI command. This is part 2 of our tailoring AutoCAD series:

This e-book features:

  • Guided tour of CUI.
  • Commands and system variables for CUI.
  • Comprehensive coverage of ribbons, toolbars, keystroke shortcuts, and more.
  • Tutorials on creating all customizations.
  • Dozens of tips.

New in Tailoring CUI for AutoCAD 2011/12 ebook:

  • Fully updated for AutoCAD 2011 and 2012.
  • New extensive reference of all ribbon panel elements.

As with all of our e-books:

  • All illustrations in full color.
  • Formatted for printing on standard 8.5x11 paper.
  • Margins designed for three-hole punching. 
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contents of tailoring cui for autocad 2011/12 ebook

  1. Working with CUI
  2. Tailoring Workspaces
  3. Toolbars and Quick Access Toolbar
  4. Ribbon part i: Tabs
  5. Ribbon part ii: Panels
  6. Ribbon part iii: Contextual Tabs
  7. Menu Bar
  8. Quick Properties
  9. Rollover Tooltips
  10. Shortcut Menus
  11. Keyboard Shortcuts and Temporary Override Keys
  12. Double Click Actions
  13. Tailoring Mouse Buttons
  14. Loading LISP Files
  15. Legacy Section


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