Have You Tried: Design Your Own Ribbon in AutoCAD

Design Ribbon in AutoCAD

Maybe you have a co-worker that created a custom ribbon panel with all their favorite commands and thought to yourself, “Wow, that’s handy.” Here’s how you can have one, too!

Our latest Have You Tried article is all about creating your own custom ribbon tab and panel and adding the tools you use most often.

In this new article, we cover all the basics you need to get started using the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor.  

Customize AutoCAD Ribbon

Learn how to:

  • Create a new ribbon panel
  • Add commands to the new panel
  • Move commands to a new sub-panel
  • Create a new ribbon tab
  • Add a ribbon tab to a workspace

Check out the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Design Your Own Ribbon topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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