How can I turn off the NAVCUBE and NAVBAR features permanently? If I set either NAVCUBEDISPLAY or NAVBARDISPLAY to 0 (zero) in a session, both items (annoyingly) reappear the next time I launch AutoCAD.
Per another post on the AutoCAD 2012 forum, I've tried setting these variables in the registry here:
instructs the reader to use a string value (REG_SZ) and set the value to "O" (presumably for "Off"; but that would conflict with "On"). I tried it with both "O" and "OFF".
So I've tried that approach; but it's not working: these UI-cluttering features (that I don't want to see) reappear upon launch. I've also tried setting these as 32-bit and 64-bit values (to zero). But that hasn't worked either.
So we just upgraded from 2007 (it's a long and unrelated story why it's taken us so long to upgrade). The other thing I've noticed is that when I drag the command-line box and dock it at the bottom (I want it permanently docked at the bottom), upon the next launch of AutoCAD, it appears again in the hovering undocked position. It's very annoying that AutoCAD doesn't automatically remember and respect the user's preferences. And since I'm ranting, my other impression with AutoCAD 2013 is just how incredibly slow it is. I've got respectible hardware (5.9 Windows experience index), yet AutoCAD 2013 launches like a dog. It's exasperating to use.
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The answer to both of your problems can be solved by creating your own custom workspace. Set up everything you want then use the workspace button and use "save current as" your name's workspace.
Thanks! Creating a new workspace fixed it for the NAVBAR and the Command-Line. But it didn't work for the NAVCUBE; it still reappears on launch.
start command _OPTIONS, go to tab "3D modelling" there you have (lower left) the options for ViewCube display.
HTH, - alfred -
Also, don't forget to resave your new workspace periodically. Many a toolbar or button is lost because the workspace wasn't saved.
You *can* set the workspace to save automatically but I would recommend against it. If for any reason there is a change (e.g. AutoCAD can't find a previously loaded partial CUIx file) the workspace will save in the new configuration which may not be what you want. I've found it best to explicitly tell AutoCAD "Yes, this is the UI configuration I want." especially when something messes up.
On the other hand...You could edit your default drawing template....turn off the navcube and navbar...resave the template..and Bobs's your uncle. just a thought.