In this Blog I wanted to answer a frequently asked question… this one comes from Laura, she asked:
Where’s my AutoCAD Classic? It only has Architecture… HELP! 🙁
Yes! You are right; it only comes with Architecture Workspace. But there is a trick, since AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) is built on top of AutoCAD (ACAD); you can bring that “AutoCAD Classic” work space into ACA through the Customize User Interface (CUI). What you will want to do is go to the transfer tab and on the left side of the screen you will see the ACA.CUIX menu displayed, and you will want to right side of the dialog to open the ACAD.CUIX (AutoCAD’s Menu). Now expand the Workspaces section in both screens, and drag the AutoCAD Classic one from the right over the Workspace section on the left, or you can just drag the toolbars that you want available in ACA from the ACAD toolbar section just like above. Hit the ok button to exit out of the CUI, and you now have those items at your disposal in ACA. Now just in case you want it back to the original there are some restore and reset modes available… Inside the CUI on the customize tab, at the top you will see the ACA icon, right click on it and in the short cut menu you will have two options, Restore and Reset ACA.CUIX. RESTORE will restore it back to a saved ACA.CUIX menu, like if you have some customized menu areas that you don’t want to lose, so I would click the save (disk) before making this adjustment in case you are worried about your custom menus. While RESET will take it back to the original “Out of the Box” ACA.CUIX. Just read the message that pops up, and it will tell you which one you hit and asks you to do it or not. I hope this helps! …and thank you for reading my Blogs.