autocad 2010 cui

part 2 of our tailoring AutoCAD series


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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 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 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 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 2010 CUI is our e-book for learning AutoCAD's user interface customization system, known as CUI. 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 AutoCAD 2010 CUI ebook:

  • Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010.
  • Customizing the new contextual tabs.
  • CUIX file format.
  • CUIX-related commands undocumented by Autodesk.
  • Features underdocumented by Autodesk:
    • Flyout grouping.
    • Split button drop-downs.
    • Drop-down behavior.
    • Panel launchers.
    • Slideout properties.

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 autocad 2010 cui ebook

  • Working with CUI
  • Tailoring Workspaces
  • Toolbars & Quick Access Toolbar
  • Ribbon Tabs, Panels, and Contextual Tabs
  • Menu Bar
  • 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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