AutoCAD Map 3D comes with predefined workspaces. Each workspace organizes and displays commands and toolbars differently. You can switch between the following workspaces:

You can customize any workspace, specifying the contents of the ribbon tabs, keyboard shortcuts, and how the mouse buttons behave.

To select a workspace

  1. Click the workspace entry in the status bar.

  2. Select the workspace most appropriate for your work.
    • If you are familiar with the AutoCAD ribbon interface, select Tool-based Ribbon Workspace.

      The tutorials assume that you use the Tool-based Ribbon workspace unless otherwise noted.

    • If you work mainly with AutoCAD Map 3D, select Task-based Ribbon Workspace.
    • Those familiar with older versions of AutoCAD Map 3D might prefer Map Classic. However, commands added in recent releases are not available from the menus in this workspace.

To continue this tour of AutoCAD Map 3D, go to The Task Pane

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