Everyone approaches AutoCAD software differently, so in this hands-on lab we cover several approaches to customizing and launching commands. After creating a workspace, we will create a custom panel on the ribbon to hold your favorite commands, and we'll also see how to add the same commands to the Quick Access toolbar. As some of you know, I'm a Tool Palette junkie, so we'll see how a button on the Tool Palette may result in a better approach. For the keyboarders, we'll create a 1-line lisp, and we'll edit the ACAD.PGP file for aliases. But what about those rollover tips and the content of Quick Properties? We'll also check those out. In addition to some quality time in the Customize User Interface, we will also present tips along the way, all of which I hope will result in a more efficient and productive daily AutoCAD experience.
- Learn how to create a custom tab and panel on the ribbon
- Learn how to modify the content of Quick Properties
- Learn how to create a custom image for a custom button and add it to the Quick Access toolbar
- Learn how to create a one-line Lisp and load it at AutoCAD software startup
Michael E. Beall is owner of CAD Trainer Guy, LLC, and provides customized training on AutoCAD®, CAP Studio (20-20 Technologies), and Revit Fundamentals.His new book, The AutoCAD Workbench, 2nd Edition has over 300 AutoCAD tips (available from his website, www.cadtrainerguy.com).Michael has presented CAD seminars to the Design community since 1982 and on AutoCAD since 1990. He has presented 'The AutoCAD Toolbelt' at numerous trade shows, and at AU2005, 2009, 2010, & 2011. Since 1982, he has trained on 6 continents, 10 countries, & 40 states.He received Autodesk's Instructional Quality Award in 1997 & 2000 while at the University of Louisville ATC. An Autodesk Authorized Author, he authored two volumes of AOTC, and co-authored five titles from New Riders Publishing, including the popular 'Inside AutoCAD' series. Additional AutoCAD insights can be found at www.cadtutor.net/corner where he writes the monthly column, 'Michael's Corner'.[B.Arch., 1978, UC/DAA]