Changing the profile to AutoCAD just gets you vanilla AutoCAD without Architecture. Attached is a zip file that I downloaded from this forum that has the old menus, along with a document explaining how to use them. If you do a search on this forum, you will find dozens of discussions on this topic.
LT outsells AutoCAD.
AutoCAD outsells all verticals combined.
I am not positive, but I do believe ACA outsells REVIT.
I don't use Civil3D, but like ACA, I'm sure it has a place financially with Autodesk that makes both very viable, otherwise it would have died already (that's what companies for profit do, get rid of dead-weight, I'm sure your non-profit work-for-charity give-time/work-away-to-clients-for-free company does not do such things).
Indeed, you can use the content of the ZIP file kathymoffa has attached, even with ACA 2011. However, the automatic part of the instructions never worked for me when I tried them (works in ACA 2010, but not in ACA 2011). Therefore, you'll want to load up the CUIx files as partials, like the manual portion of the instructions explains.
Alternately, you could use the CUI Editor's Transfer tab to merge all of the legacy ACA menus and toolbars into your current CUIx file, which eliminates the need to maintain more than one CUIx file. I've outlined the steps below (sorry for the length). The good news is that you can select all of the menus or toolbars in one shot (Ctrl+click, Shift+arrows, or select one and then Ctrl+A) and drag them over. This means that you should be able to get all of the legacy ACA menus and toolbars from any given CUIx file over in just two drag & drop operations.
Thank you very much for this discussion thread, Butz00, KathyMoffa, and Zac Travis especially. I was banging my head against the desk trying to get up to speed in ACA 2011 until you saved me. Now I can at least get back to my pre-2009 productivity levels despite the Ribbon and the other "improvements" that AutoCad has forced on old dogs like me.
Go Ducks - Win The Day!
Hey I strolled acroos this while looking for something else..
Don'y know if you resolved this, but.. If you are a subscritption holder, go in and open
a help desk ticket. Have Autodesk send you the menus. They have them in a Zip file.
Extract them into the folder they recommend, but then forget all the nonsense about making
custom CUI's. You can just do a good old fashion "Menuload" and pick the ones you want.
Works great on Architecture 2011..
Yes, the same package of menus and toolbars that were used in ACA 2010 and 2011 should work fine in ACA 2012. If you're at all nervous about manipulating the customization files, though, you can use the tools that ship with the program (in the Start menu) to export your custom settings first, so that you'll have a backup copy to return to if things don't go as planned.