No the Viewports Panel has always been installed on the View Tab on previous versions of LT.
When you install 2013 you will notice that the Viewports panel has been replaced with the Model Viewports.
I will look at the CUI to see if it can be added.
I have not had a need for Model Viewports.
Layout Viewports are used often though.
Charles You fixed it. I went to the CUI and dragged the Layout Viewports to the View Tab where I am used to seeing it. Clicked apply closed the program and reopend. I now have the Layout Viewports Panel on the View Tab on the Ribbon.
Good to know.
Make sure you save that Workspace so that it stays the way you want it.
Save will be in the bottom of the Workspace dropdown.
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I recieved a message from Autodesk today.
Thank you for sending the screen captures. They clarify the situation which you are having.
From the looks of it, it maybe that your Layout tab is disabled. I've attached an image of the following steps:
If Layout already has a check mark next to it, we would want to try the next step of resetting the menu.
You can reset the AutoCAD menu
This set of instructions lead me to believe that the Layout Tab is a function of AutocadLT 2013.
Instruction 6 was followed with the attatched results.
No Ribbon at all. You probably see where this is leading. I am now unable to restore the Ribbon.
Are you on a limited Windows User account? Or are you on a full administrator (not local admin) on the PC?
Two things to try to fix the problem, one is easier than the other:
1. Start Windows as a new log-in, then start LT: a new setup should be created with no issues at all.
2. Remove LT completely, and reinstall (restart your PC in between the two major actions):
I reintsalled and the layout tab did ont appear. Volker Cocco with Autodesk Inc. just called and did a remote with webx. He switched from classic toolbars back to the new ribbon display and the CUI reset.
We are thinking that the 2012 migration brought the old CUI over and that is why the layout tab did not appear
I've also had the new ribbon tab 'Layout' go missing in AutoCAD LT 2013 and had to customise the ribbon to get it back.
In fact, the 'layout' tab was checked, but not displaying (I'm assuming because the custom setting migration from LT 2012 got messed up), so I un-checked it and hit save, then re-checked it before hitting save again.
Now the Layout tab is visible and I can create Viewports on my layouts without being restricted to using a command line.
As was stated early in the thread the Layout Tab is not missing it has just been set up in a way that is more in line with a Full seat of AutoCAD.
Apparently though the man does not think we need it over here in LT land.
You are correct it is the migration settings that will cancel out the Layouts Ribbon Load. When installing the new udate or program we should not use migration assitance.
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