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David Bethel

I'm working with developer that uses acad 2012. I am used older releases.

 

Q: how can you close that blasted ribbon forever. I hate the thing !

 

 

Thanks -David

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f700es

Change the Workspace back to Classic. The icon should look like a little gear.

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David Bethel

Thanks ! I couldn't find the gear but I typed workspace on the command line the SEttings. I had classic selected but did not have the save each change picked. -David

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BlackBox

Workspace is a good place to start, but does not prevent user from opening it again via RIBBON Command.

 

In order to do that, consider implementing a simple .NET DocumentLockModeChanged Event handler, which filters for, and can Veto() the RIBBON Command. That said, implicitly, it would be prudent to provide a means by which to disable the Event handler. :thumbsup:

 

 

 

As a quick demonstration, here's an unrelated example, where I conditionally prompt user when in/out of Block Editor and the "X" (Quit) button is clicked by mistake:

 

http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?146176-Warning-upon-exit&p=1248909&viewfull=1#post1248909

 

The problem I have is when I have multple programs running I have a bunch of close boxes and the one to close the drawing is right next to the one to close the Session.

Oops hit the wrong close button again. Wait for AutoCAD to reload.

 

Here's a quick .NET plug-in, pseudo-named Warn Before Exit, which provides three basic options when QUIT is invoked:

 

  1. Exit the session (QUIT)
  2. Contextually Close the Drawing (CLOSE), or Close the Block Editor (BCLOSE)
  3. Don't do either (Veto the QUIT Command altogether)

 

Screenshot of when QUIT is invoked within standard session:

 

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Screenshot of when QUIT is invoked within block editor:

 

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Cheers

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f700es

Well...yeah, you can go that route too...if you want too ;)

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Squirltech

The RIBBON is your friend... :D

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BlackBox
Well...yeah, you can go that route too...if you want too ;)

 

Haha!

 

I'll fire up Visual Studio, and install 2012 to try and be of more help.

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BlackBox

Okay, before I take the time to prepare an Autoloader .bundle for 2012-2016, here's a quick Jing video demonstration on 2015 (2012 is still installing *shrugs*) - let me know if you are, or are not interested?

 

Cheers

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Dadgad

David, while I too am less smitten by the Ribbon than lots of other forum members, and still use a customized classic workspace, it does have some things to recommend it. I just created a new alias RC for RIBBONCLOSE, so should it rear its ugly head, it is a very minor inconvenience to send it back from whence it came. It is not displayed in my numerous saved workspaces, so that is enough for me.

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David Bethel

Thanks for inputs !

 

For me, a Command Line is my friend. The workspace command will probably suffice for my purposes. 2012 is only a development testbed for me.

 

While doing production work, 98+% of the time I'm WCS plan view. And when I'm not there, I'm in an orthigonal view ( N S E W ). So even the stupid cube thingy for rotating views is totally useless.

 

 

-David

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RobDraw
The RIBBON is your friend... :D

 

The force is strong in this one.

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steven-g

Ribbons are for girlzzz :twisted:, I'm definately on the kill the ribbon side, I even have the menu on a toggle, and the command line is a one liner.

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RobDraw

It's okay not to want to use the ribbon. Lot's of people prefer old tools and technology for some good reasons. Some because they just don't like change. Others because they have difficulty learning. Some of these people that resist changing resort to petty insults for who knows what reason.

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BIGAL

RIBBONCLOSE my friendly command. :geek:

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Dadgad

Having never used such a vintage version of the software, I don't knowthe answer to this one?

Did Autocad include the CLEANSCREENON concept pre 2000?

If not David, hit Ctrl+0 , and you will likely be a happy camper.

 

No doubt you have figured out how to kill the NAVCUBEDISPLAY, by setting the variable to .

navcubedisplay.JPG

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David Bethel

No doubt you have figured out how to kill the NAVCUBEDISPLAY, by setting the variable to .

 

Nope, didn't know about them

 

Command: NAVVCUBEDISPLAY

Enter new value for NAVVCUBEDISPLAY <3>: 0

Command:
Enter new value for NAVBARDISPLAY <1>: 0

 

Thanks!

 

How I like my ACAD workspace : ( and as close as I've gotten to in 2012 )

2004.jpg

2012.jpg

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BlackBox

After killing InfoCenter, looks like you need only set MENUBAR == 1 to mimic your preferred workspace. :thumbsup:

 

 

 

[Edit] - Don't forget that the Command Line also has improved transparency, etc. when undocked, should you want to improve on your preferred workspace, by freeing up even more screen real estate.

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David Bethel
You may want to kill off Info Center as well. http://otb.manusoft.com/2010/11/disable-autocad-infocenter.htm

 

Very Nice !!! Thank You Owen !

 

After killing InfoCenter, looks like you need only set MENUBAR == 1 to mimic your preferred workspace.

 

 

Yes again !

 

[Edit] - Don't forget that the Command Line also has improved transparency, etc. when undocked, should you want to improve on your preferred workspace, by freeing up even more screen real estate.

 

I do like a docked command line. Searching all over the screen for the thing can drive me even more nutty than I already am.

 

It is looking good !

 

Thanks! -David

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rkmcswain
Lot's of people prefer old tools and technology for some good reasons.

Some because they just don't like change.

Others because they have difficulty learning.

Some of these people that resist changing resort to petty insults for who knows what reason.

 

Well said.

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