AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

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KathyMoffa
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Message 11 of 20 (7,163 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

06-06-2010 12:14 PM in reply to: vector2

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.

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pendean
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Message 12 of 20 (7,138 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

06-07-2010 06:04 AM in reply to: vector2

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).

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zalant
Posts: 321
Registered: ‎11-01-2005
Message 13 of 20 (6,940 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

07-27-2010 08:06 AM in reply to: KathyMoffa

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.

Determine the location of your support files folder.  
    A.  Run the OPTIONS command
    B.  Go to the Files tab and expand Customization Files > Main Customization File
    C.  Note the path which is shown there 
Browse to the location determined from step 1. (Note, you may need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folder in Windows, otherwise you may not see the folders indicated.) 
Unzip the content of the ZIP file into that Support folder. 
Launch AutoCAD Architecture 2011. 
Run the CUI command. 
Click the Transfer tab. 
On the right-hand frame, click the folder button for opening a customization file. 
Browse to that same directory path determined in step 1. 
Open the ACA_MAIN.CUIX file.  
Expand the Toolbars and Menus sections on the right-hand frame of the CUI editor. 
Drag the menus and toolbars that you want from the right to the left, dropping them onto either Toolbars or Menus, accordingly. 
Repeat steps 9 - 11 until you have all of the toolbars and menus that you're looking for (from the other CUIX files included in the ZIP file). 
Click the Customize tab at the top of the CUI editor. 
Select whichever workspace is set as current and click the Customize button on the right. 
Go through the Toolbars and Menus section in the left frame and check the items you'd like turned on. 
Click OK when finished.

 

 

  1. Determine the location of your support files folder.
        A.  Run the OPTIONS command 
        B.  Go to the Files tab and expand Customization Files > Main Customization File
        C.  Note the path which is shown there           
  2. Browse to the location determined from step 1. (Note, you may need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folder in Windows, otherwise you may not see the folders indicated.) 
  3. Unzip the content of the ZIP file into that Support folder. 
  4. Launch AutoCAD Architecture 2011. 
  5. Run the CUI command. 
  6. Click the Transfer tab. 
  7. On the right-hand frame, click the folder button for opening a customization file. 
  8. Browse to that same directory path determined in step 1. 
  9. Open the ACA_MAIN.CUIx file.  
  10. Expand the Toolbars and Menus sections on the right-hand frame of the CUI editor. 
  11. Drag the menus and toolbars that you want from the right to the left, dropping them onto either Toolbars or Menus, accordingly. 
  12. Repeat steps 9 - 11 until you have all of the toolbars and menus that you're looking for (from the other CUIx files included in the ZIP file). 
  13. Click the Customize tab at the top of the CUI editor. 
  14. In the Workspaces section, select whichever workspace is set as current.
  15. On the right-hand frame (in the Properties section), set the Menu Bar to 'On'.
  16. Click the Customize Workspace button on the top right. 
  17. Go through the Toolbars and Menus section in the left frame and check the items you'd like turned on. 
  18. Click OK when finished.

 



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pedroaroso
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Registered: ‎08-05-2009
Message 14 of 20 (6,935 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

07-27-2010 08:18 AM in reply to: Butz00

You can get the good old menus and toolbars for ACA2010 and 2011 here:

http://www.archidigm.com/

Search in PowerSTRIP.

 

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allensis
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Registered: ‎12-28-2010
Message 15 of 20 (5,015 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

12-28-2010 03:57 PM in reply to: zalant

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!

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pencilbox
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎03-07-2006
Message 16 of 20 (4,091 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

02-16-2011 07:28 AM in reply to: Butz00

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..

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hoshangf
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Registered: ‎04-30-2011
Message 17 of 20 (3,275 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

04-30-2011 08:59 PM in reply to: vector2

yeah that worked. i can access the classic view now. thanks a lot. that helped

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pedroaroso
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Registered: ‎08-05-2009
Message 18 of 20 (3,078 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

05-31-2011 04:15 AM in reply to: hoshangf

Is it possible to install "autocadarchitecture_MenusToolbars" pack  in ACA2012?

 



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zalant
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Registered: ‎11-01-2005
Message 19 of 20 (3,070 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

05-31-2011 07:21 AM in reply to: KathyMoffa

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.



Zac Travis
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pedroaroso
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Registered: ‎08-05-2009
Message 20 of 20 (3,066 Views)

Re: looking for classic menus- ACA 2011

05-31-2011 07:55 AM in reply to: zalant

Thank you Zac.

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