Good evening all,
I have kind of screwed myself. While trying to uninstall a plugin, I unloaded all my CAD menus.
I am using 2012 with Windows 7
I now have a completely blank workspace in classic view
I was able to load ACAD.cuix from its hidden user cache folder and now I have the file edit view etc, but no toolbars
If I switch to the dastardly ribbons, I have tool pallettes, but not in classic view.
I don't know what other menus to load to make things reappear! I want to say there were two before I screwed things up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
if you have plain AutoCAD the menu ACAD.CUIX is exactly that where you have to start (ExpressTools and other may follow). I would now start command _WSCURRRENT and would try to set different workspaces to current. Check if one of them is what you like/need.
If all that does not help you have the option to copy the original ACAD.CUIX from this folder:
<InstallationFolder of AutoCAD>\UserDataCache\Support\ACAD.CUIX
and copy it to your user-specific folder (this sample here may not fit to your directory as I have a german AutoCAD!)
C:\Users\<Your UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - Deutsch\R18.2\deu\Support
Then restart AutoCAD, reload the menu with command _MENU, select this newly copied file (that is just to make sure). Try then again to load your workspace.
If all that fails you have a last chance by resetting your complete AutoCAD profile (so all your customizations have to be redone!) by going to the Windows-Startmenu ==> to the section Autodesk\your AutoCAD version and there you find an option for resetting your profile. Again IMPORTANT: your customization get's lost then, do a backup if your customizations before!
Good luck, - alfred -
I was looking in the usercache folder and trying to load from there. The C:\Users\<Your UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - English....folder conveniently had an acad.bak.cuix file that reloaded my workspace. Everything is back to normal.
Thank you again!!!