Chapter 3. Customizing the AutoCAD Interface

You may be working in an office that's conservative about upgrades, and probably for good reason. Because of the fairly recent introduction of the Customizable User Interface (CUI) in AutoCAD 2006, this chapter will contain some sections that apply to most releases, but others that apply only to AutoCAD 2006 and later.

Why should you bother to customize AutoCAD's interface? There are three primary reasons:

  • To make yourself more efficient

  • To encourage the use of office standards

  • To create linetypes that don't already exist in AutoCAD

Efficiency comes from eliminating some steps in using AutoCAD commands and reducing the clutter of toolbars and tool palettes that contain tools you never use. How about making ...

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