How do I disable the layout Tools Contextual tab in Civile3d 2012 so that is does not become active every time I change to Paper Space. I would like the ribbon to stay focused on the HOME tab when in paper space.
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You'll have to go into the CUI editor and remove the Contextual Layout Tools tab from the Contextual Tab States - Layout Tools node.
1. Type "cui" in the command line of civil 3d
2. In the top left pane on the "Customize" tab, expand the "Partial Customization Files" node by clicking on the plus sign.
3. Expand the "ACAD" node
4. Expand the "Ribbon" node
5. Expand the "Contextual Tab States" node
6. Scroll down and find and expand the "Layout Tools" node.
7. Select the "Contextual Layout Tools" item, right click and select remove.
8. Click the "Save all customization files button" - the disk icon at the top.
9. Click the "OK" button.
I had got that far but didn't want to remove the tab, just wanted to stop it from being selected when changing to paper space (ie have it like a standrd ribbon tab). I tried draging it to the standard ribbon panel but it wouldn't let me. But not having it there at all is better than having it. Thankyou.
You can do this without removing them by going through the same process, but instead of removing the Contextual Layout Tabs item, select it and then in the Properties on the right side of the window change Contextual Display Type from "Full" to "Merged".
This will add the various items to the end of whatever ribbon you are already on instead of switching to a whole new ribbon.
There has got to be a better way to do this. The change from "Full" to "Merged" somewhat worked. This just added the "Layout Tools" to the end of every Tab.
I don't want to remove it but most of the items on the Tab can be found elswhere. I guess removing it won't cause to much grief.
Our template is saved with layout view showing (by request of our drafters). Every time we open Civil3D or perform a QNEW we are faced with the layout tools instead of the Home tab. It is very disorienting.
The ribbon is controled via the cui, not a dwg template. The layout tab can be removed on your workstation if you don't want it. All the commands shown on the layout tab can be found elsewhere and are not needed each time you switch to paper space. Not sure what Autodesk was thinking on this one...
Yeah I know I can remove the ribbon tab. The template doesn't control the ribbon, but the fact that the template opens up to a layout (rather than model space) puts the ribbon into the layout mode by default, until the CUI is modified as mentioned above.
This worked for me with the Layout Tools. How about doing this with other ribbon items that do not allow you to change from full to merged? For instance, Point Selected in the CUI. I want to be able to keep the Home tab in focus so that I can see the Layer Manager tab and manipulate the layers that points are in. This is just an example. I would like to modify alot of the ribbon items in this fasion. Thanks.
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