autocad cui

the "mini" e-book for AutoCAD users


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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 Menu Bar & Browser

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Chapter 5
Tailoring the Ribbon
Part 1: Tabs
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Chapter 6
Tailoring the Ribbon
Part 2: Panels

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Chapter 7
Tailoring Quick Properties

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Chapter 8
Tailoring Rollover Tooltips
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Chapter 9
Tailoring Shortcut Menus

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Chapter 10
Tailoring Keyboard Shortcuts
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Chapter 11
Tailoring Double Click Actions
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Chapter 12
Tailoring Mouse Buttons
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Chapter 13
Loading LISP Files
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Chapter 14
Legacy Section

about the author

Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 100+ books on CAD management, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Generic CADD, IntelliCAD, MicroStation, TurboCAD, VDraft, Visio, HTML, and VRML. He is the editor of two e-newsletters, upFront.eZine and iCommunique .

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 AutoCAD CUI is now available in three editions: for AutoCAD 2006/2007, AutoCAD 2008, and AutoCAD 2009. 

This e-book is contains tutorials for learning AutoCAD's user interface customization system. The e-book features:

  • Guided tour of CUI.
  • Commands and system variables for CUI.
  • Comprehensive coverage of toolbars, menus, icon editor, and more.
  • Tutorials on creating customizations.
  • Dozens of tips.

New in Tailoring AutoCAD 2009 CUI ebook:

  • New! Coverage of the ribbon, quick access toolbar, rollover tooltips, and quick properties.
  • New! Complete reference to the Options dialog box.
  • New! Updates for AutoCAD 2009.
  • New! Windows Vista screen grabs.

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. 

ordering the ebook

Web Download Price: Sent to you by email in Acrobat PDF format:

  • For AutoCAD 2006 and 2007. 64-page Tailoring AutoCAD CUI mini-eBook: US$9.60 (a 1.3MB download).
  • For AutoCAD 2008. 88-page Tailoring AutoCAD CUI 2008 mini-eBook: US$13.20 (a 1.8MB download).
  • For AutoCAD 2009. 130-page Tailoring AutoCAD CUI 2009 mini-eBook: US$19.35 (a 3.6MB download).

On CD in Acrobat PDF format: add $5.00 (incl. shipping). 

Add US$25 for CD delivery by FedEx.

Bulk pricing available; contact the editor.

You may make payment in US$, Euro, Yen, British pounds, CDN$, and 100+ other currencies. (Will be converted to US$ funds.)

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  • For AutoCAD 2009: Tailoring AutoCAD CUI 2009:


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also available as mini-eBooks:

Tailoring Dynamic Blocks US$9.90
Tailoring Quick Calc US$5.40


I welcome your feedback for correcting and improving the text. Send your email to editor @ upfrontezine . com  

contents of tailoring autocad 2009 cui ebook

  • Working with CUI
  • Workspaces
  • Toolbars & Quick Access Toolbar
  • Menu Bar & Browser
  • Ribbon Tabs & Panels
  • Quick Properties
  • Rollover Tooltips
  • Shortcut Menus
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Temporary Override Keys
  • Double Click Actions
  • Tailoring Mouse Buttons
  • Loading LISP Files
  • Legacy Section


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