Subject: Working with user interface customization files

Many users customize areas of the CADdirect main window such as the menus and toolbars using the Customize UI (CUI) command. These settings are saved in a .cui/.cuix file, which is an XML format file that contains settings for the following:





   Keyboard accelerators


   Double-click actions

You can save and load .cui/.cuix files, restore them, copy settings between .cui files, and even manually edit a .cui/.cuix file.

CADdirect works with other legacy file types too that are used to customize the user interface. You can also load AutoCAD menus and toolbars  (*.mnu, *.mns), Intelli­CAD menus and toolbars (*.icm), CADdirect aliases (*.ica), AutoCAD aliases (*.pgp), and CADdirect keyboard shortcuts (*.ick).

Tool palettes are part of the user interface and they can be customized too, but they are not saved in customization files. For details about customizing tool palettes, see Customizing tool palettes.

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Saving customization files

Loading customization files

Creating a new .cui file and copying settings

Customizing a .cui file using an editor

Understanding versioning of a .cui file

Understanding the format of a .cui file

Using macros in .cui files

Creating customized toolbar files manually

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