By Justin Doughty
There are times when you may want to switch to a plain AutoCAD interface. To quickly use the basic tools to draw up a basic line diagram, or you may only have one of the vertical products installed, and not Vanilla AutoCAD. Either way accessing the “Drafting & Annotation” workspace may speed up certain tasks, or simply just be a more familiar interface if you are unsure of how to use the additional features.
Most vertical AutoCAD applications like Civil 3D or Plant 3D, already have the “Drafting & Annotation” workspace loaded in the out of the box installation, however AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP do not, below is a quick guide on how to add this.
-Enter CUI into the command line (or on the ribbon go to Manage>Customization>User Interface)
-Click on the Transfer Tab
-In the right panel click on open:
-Navigate to and open “acad.cuix”. This is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ACA 2016\enu\Support.
-Drag and drop the required workspace (in this case Drafting and Annotation) from the right panel to the workspace on the left panel:
Alternatively, you can completely switch profile using the below guide:
-Go to OPTIONS.
-Select the Profiles Tab.
-Pick AutoCAD and Set Current: