Subject: Setting properties of ribbon items
You can specify properties for each item on the ribbon, including the name as it appears on the ribbon, its , and more.
1 Do one of the following to choose Customize UI ():
• On the ribbon, choose Tools > Customize UI (in Manage).
• On the menu, choose Tools > Customize UI.
• Type cui and then press Enter.
2 Click the Customize tab.
3 In the Current Customization area, select either a workspace or a customization file (for example, ICAD), then expand Ribbon in the list.
4 Expand a ribbon tab name and panel name to show the commands that display on each ribbon tab, then select a ribbon item.
The properties available for customization vary according to the ribbon item you select.
5 In Name, enter the name that you want to display in the ribbon.
6 In Command Name, enter the name of the command to carry out when the ribbon item is selected in the user interface.
Command Name may contain a macro (one or more commands and their options), such as:
For details about special characters used in macros, see Using macros in .cui files.
7 In Description, type a one-sentence description of the item. The string appears on the status line for ribbon items.
8 In , click [...] to make your selections for the ribbon item:
• Experience Level Select the user levels when the item will be visible: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. Items appear only at the experience level you specify. For example, if you choose Advanced, the item does not appear if the user selects the Beginner or Intermediate level using the Tools > Options command; but if you select Intermediate without also selecting Advanced, the item will appear only when you set the experience level to Intermediate. Selecting all three options sets the item to appear at all user levels.
• MDI Window Select the number of drawing windows that must be open for this item to appear. If you want the item to appear only when at least one window is open, select At Least One Open. If you want the item to appear when no windows are open, select No Windows Open. Checking both options means that the item always appears.
• ActiveX In-Place Activation Select the type of ActiveX editing with which the item is to appear. If you want the item to appear during embedded server editing, select Server, Embedded. If you want the item to appear during in-place server editing, select Server, In-place. If you want the item to appear during container editing, select Container.
• Document Type Select whether the item displays when different types of documents (or drawings) are open.
• Make Item Hidden Mark to hide the item in the user interface. The next time you open the Customize User Interface dialog box, this item is marked with a red circle.
9 In Entities Content, click [...] to define whether the ribbon item displays in an entity’s context menu. Choose from the following:
• Customize the context menu on a per-entity basis by selecting or deselecting entities. Checking the box next to an entity causes the selected ribbon item to appear on the context menu for that particular entity.
• If you do not want the ribbon item to appear in the context menu when only one entity is selected, select Exclude if Single Entity is Selected.
• If you do not want the ribbon item to appear in the context menu when more than one entity is selected, select Exclude if Multiple Entities are Selected.
10 If of the ribbon item can be controlled by a system variable, specify any of the following:
• Grayed-State Variable Enter the system variable name and value that controls whether this command displays in the user interface as grayed out. When the specified system variable is off, the button is grayed-out or appears off. For example, the Zoom In command’s grayed state variable is VIEWMODE = 1 (perspective view = on).
• Checked-State Variable Enter the system variable name and value that controls whether this command displays in the user interface as pressed in. When the specified system variable is on, the command’s button appears pressed in. For example, the Set Center Snap command’s pressed state variable is OSMODE = 4 (center snap = on).
• Hidden-State Variable Enter the system variable name that controls whether this command is hidden in the user interface. When the specified system variable is on, the item is hidden. For example, some commands that require an additional license have a hidden-state variable.
Enter the system variable name, an ampersand, then the value, with no spaces. For example: "OSMODE&4".
11 When you have finished, click OK.
You can reset the user interface to be the same as when the program was first installed.
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