Customize Tab (Customize User Interface Editor)
 
 
 

Provides an interface for customizing workspaces, toolbars, menus, ribbon panels, shortcut menus, and other user interface elements.

NoteWhen the Customize User Interface Editor is displayed using the Customize Commands option from the Tool Palettes window or the Customize option from the Quick Access toolbar or a toolbar, the Customizations In pane is collapsed and the Command List pane is expanded.

Customizations In Pane

Displays a tree structure of user interface elements that can be customized, such as workspaces, toolbars, menus, ribbon panels, partial CUIx files, and so on.

List box

Displays a list of CUIx files that are loaded and an Open option.

Available Customizations In toolbar

Contains Load Partial Customization File and Save All Current Customization Files buttons.

Load Partial Customization File

Loads a CUIx file that you can add to the acad.cuix file.

Save All Current Customization Files

Saves changes to all loaded CUIx files.

Tree View

Displays the current customization file in a structured view so you can add and modify the user interface elements.

Dynamic Display Pane

Displays content specific to the user interface element you select in the tree view in the left pane. Following are the types of display content you'll see in the right pane and the corresponding information displayed in the left pane's tree view:

Information

Describes selected user interface elements that do not have properties (such as the Toolbars node, Menus node, and Shortcut Menus node).

Properties

Displays the properties of user interface elements or items selected in the tree view. Elements or items that display properties include specific menus, menu commands, toolbars, and toolbar buttons.

Button Image

Displays the toolbar buttons of all toolbars loaded in the program. You can edit the toolbar button, change its properties, and create a new toolbar button.

Shortcuts

Displays a list of shortcut key names and temporary override names, their corresponding shortcut key combinations, keyboard shortcut type (shortcut key or temporary override), and the source CUIx file name.

Toolbar Preview

Displays a preview of the selected toolbar.

Panel Preview

Displays a preview of the selected ribbon panel.

Quick Properties

Displays a list of object types and associated properties. You can specify which object types and properties are enabled to use with the Quick Properties panel and rollover tooltips.

Command List Pane

Displays a list of commands that are loaded in the program.

Categories

Displays filters for the command list, including All Commands, ACAD Commands, User Defined, or Control Commands. You can also filter the list to display commands within a specific menu.

Find Command or Text

Searches the current CUIx for a selected command or matching text string. Displays the Find and Replace dialog box.

Create a New Command

Creates a new command. You can add or change properties and create or edit a button.

Properties Pane

Displays user interface properties that you can view, edit, or delete.

General

Displays the name and description of a command or user interface element.

  • Name - Displays the name of the user interface element. The name you enter is the label or tooltip name displayed in the program.
  • Description - Displays the description for the user interface element. The description you enter is displayed in the status bar or in a tooltip.

Properties for Ribbon Tabs and Panels:

  • Display Text - Displays the name of the ribbon tab or panel.

Properties for Ribbon Tabs:

  • Contextual Display Type - Specifies whether the ribbon tab replaces all ribbon tabs on the ribbon or is merged with the ribbon tabs already displayed on the ribbon. (Full or Merged)
Display

Determines which user interface elements are displayed after start up or when a workspace is set current.

  • Start On - Specifies if the Model tab or last used layout is set current. (Model, Layout, or Do Not Change)
  • Menu Bar - Specifies the display of the menu bar. (Off or On)
  • Status Bar - Specifies the display of the application and drawing status bars. (Application Only, All Off, All On, or Drawing Status Bar Only)
  • Model/Layout Tabs - Specifies the display of the Model and layout tabs along the bottom of the drawing window. (Off, On, or Do Not Change)
  • Screen Menus - Specifies the display of the screen menu. (Off, On, or Do Not Change)
  • Scroll Bars - Specifies the display of the scroll bars in the drawing window. (Off, On, or Do Not Change)
Partial File Behavior

Controls how ribbon tabs are displayed when in a CUIx file that is being loaded as a partial customization file.

  • Default Display - Specifies whether the ribbon tab is displayed on the ribbon when in a CUIx file that is loaded as a partial customization file. (Do Not Add to Workspaces or Add to Woprkspaces)
  • Workspace Behavior - Specifies how the ribbon tab is merged or added to the ribbon when this CUIx file is loaded as a partial customization file. (Add Tab Only, Merge Tab Only, or Merge or Add Tab)
Appearance

Controls the appearance of toolbars, ribbon panels, commands on a ribbon panel, ribbon tabs, and screen menus.

Properties for Ribbon Panels:

  • Resize Style - Specifies the resize style for a ribbon panel when the ribbon is reduced in size. (Collapse as Needed, Never Collapse, or Collapse Last)

Properties for a Command on Ribbon Panels:

  • Button Style - Specifies the orientation, size, and label display of the command. (Large With Text (Vertical), Large With Text (Horizontal), SmallWithText, or SmallWithoutText)
  • Group Name - Specifies the group name for the command when grouping is enabled for a drop-down.

Properties for Drop-downs on Quick Access Toolbars and Ribbon Panels:

  • Behavior - Specifies if the button executes a command or displays a list of commands. (Drop Down Menu with Recent, Drop Down Menu, Split with Recent, Split, or Split with Recent (Static))
  • SplitButtonListStyle - Specifies how the commands on the drop-down will be displayed. (Icon, IconText, or Descriptive)
  • Button Style - Specifies the orientation, size, and label display of the button for the drop-down. (Large With Text (Vertical), Large With Text (Horizontal), SmallWithText, or SmallWithoutText)
  • Grouping - Specifies whether commands under a drop-down are grouped together using their assigned group names. (Yes or No)

Properties for Toolbars:

  • Default Display - Specifies whether the toolbar is displayed when in a CUIx file that is loaded as a partial customization file. (Do Not Add to Workspaces or Add to Woprkspaces)
  • Orientation - Specifies the location of the toolbar. (Floating, Top, Bottom, Left, or Right)
  • Default X Location - Specifies the X location of the toolbar when floating.
  • Default Y Location - Specifies the Y location of the toolbar when floating.
  • Rows - Specifies the number of rows the items on the toolbar are displayed in when the toolbar is floating.

Properties for a Separator on Ribbon Panels:

  • Separator Style - Specifies the style for the separator. (Line or Spacer)

Properties for Screen Menus:

  • Start Line - Specifies where the first line of a submenu should be displayed.
  • Number of Lines - Specifies the number of lines that make up the screen menu.
Access

Controls the key combination assigned to a shortcut key.

  • Key(s) - Specifies the key combination assigned to a shortcut key.
  • KeyTip - Specifies the keytip character to access a command or control from the ribbon.

Properties for Drop-downs on Quick Access Toolbars Ribbon Panels:

  • ToolTip Title - Specifies the alternate title for the tooltip of a drop-down when its Behavior property is set to Drop Down Menu.
Size

Controls the size of a tablet menu.

  • Rows - Specifies the number of rows for a tablet menu.
  • Columns - Specifies the number of columns for a tablet menu.
Slide

Specifies the slide library and slide to use for a command in an image menu.

  • Slide library - Specifies the slide library for the slide used for the command in an image menu.
  • Slide label - Specifies the slide to use for the command in an image menu.
Shortcut

Controls the key combination and macros assigned to a temporary override key.

  • Key(s) - Specifies the key combination for the temporary override.
  • Macro 1 (Key Down) - Displays the macro to execute when the key combination is pressed.
  • Macro 2 (Key Up) - Displays the macro to execute when the key combination is released.
Command

Displays the properties assigned to a command.

  • Name - Displays the name of the command. The name you enter is the label or tooltip name displayed in the program.
  • Description - Displays the description for the command. The description you enter is displayed in the status bar or in a tooltip.
  • Extended Help File - Displays the file name and ID from the extended help file that should be displayed when the cursor continues to hover over a toolbar, panel button, or menu item for a specified period of time.
  • Command Display Name - Displays the command line text string that is shown in the command tooltip.
  • Macro - Displays the macro assigned to a selected command. You can create a macro or edit an existing macro.
  • Tags - Displays the user-defined keywords that are associated with a command. Tags can be used to search for commands in the menu browser.
Advanced

Displays the aliases and element IDs that you can define for each user interface element.

  • Aliases - Specifies a unique value for a user interface element that is used to programmatically reference the user interface element.
  • Object Name - Specifies the object type associated with a double click action.
  • Element ID - Displays the tag that uniquely identifies a command or user interface element.
Images

Determines which images are assigned to a command when displayed on a user interface element.

  • Small Image - Specifies the small image file to use when a command is added to a toolbar, menu, or ribbon panel.
  • Large Image - Specifies the large image file to use when a command is added to a toolbar or ribbon panel.

Quick Properties Pane

Displays a list of object types and the properties associated to the selected object type.

Edit Object Type List

Controls which object types are used with the Quick Properties panel or rollover tooltips. Displays the Edit Object Type List dialog box.

Object Type List

Displays a list of the object types you can use with Quick Properties panel or rollover tooltips.

General

Displays the general properties that are available for all object types in the Properties list.

Properties List

Displays the properties for the selected object type or the general properties available for all object types.

Reset Overrides

Overrides the selected general properties for all object types.