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    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: