Add and Remove Ribbon Panel Controls

You can add, remove, and relocate ribbon panel controls, such as drop-down lists, sliders, text boxes, and other types of panel-specific controls that start commands or change a setting. For example, the Home 2D/3D - Layers panel contains controls for working with the layers of a drawing.

The following table describes the controls found in the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor that can be used on ribbon panels.

Controls available for ribbon panels

Control element

Control Type

Description

Ribbon Toggle Button - Authoring Palettes

Toggle

Displays or hides the Block Authoring palettes.

Ribbon Combo Box - Background Color

Drop-down list

Displays and changes the background color of the selected cells in a table.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Block Constraint Status

Toggle

Controls constraint display status and the shading of objects based on their constraint level.

Ribbon Label - Block

Label

Displays the name of the block that is currently being edited in the Block Editor.

Ribbon Combo Box - Block Visibility States

Drop-down list

Displays a list of the visibility states saved with the current block in the Block Editor.

Ribbon Command Button - Block Visibility Hide

Button

Makes objects visible in the current visibility state or all visibility states in the block definition opened for edit in the Block Editor.

Ribbon Command Button - Block Visibility Mode

Button

Controls how objects that are made invisible for the current visibility state are displayed in the Block Editor.

Ribbon Command Button - Block Visibility State

Button

Makes objects invisible in the current visibility state or all visibility states in the block definition opened for edit in the Block Editor.

Ribbon Command Button - Block Visibility States

Button

Allows you to create or modify the visibility states of the current block definition opened for edit in the Block Editor.

Ribbon Combo Box - Cell Styles

Drop-down list

Displays and changes the cell style of the selected cells in a table.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Command Line

Toggle

Displays or hides the command line window.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Design Center

Toggle

Displays or closes the DesignCenter palette.

Ribbon Toggle Button - DGN Osnap

Toggle

Controls object snapping for DGN underlays.

Ribbon Combo Box - Dimension Style

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current dimension style.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Drawing Recovery Manager

Toggle

Displays or closes the Drawing Recovery Manager palette.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Drawing Status Bar

Toggle

Displays or hides the drawing status bar.

Ribbon Toggle Button - DWF Osnap

Toggle

Controls object snapping for DWF underlays.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Dynamic Constraint Display

Toggle

Displays or hides dynamic constraints.

Ribbon Combo Box - What to Export

Drop-down list

Controls which part of the drawing should be exported to a DWF, DWFx or PDF file.

Ribbon Combo Box - Page Setup

Drop-down list

Allows you to export the drawing to a DWF, DWfx, or PDF file using the page setup settings in the Page Setup Manager or to override these settings.

Ribbon Toggle Button - External References

Toggle

Displays or closes the External References palette.

Ribbon - Image, Show Image Toggle Button

Toggle

Displays or hides the selected raster image.

Ribbon - Image, Transparency Toggle Button

Toggle

Controls the use of transparency for the selected raster image.

Ribbon Combo Box - IPE Color Color

Drop-down list

Displays and changes the current color for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Combo Box - Font

Drop-down list

Displays and changes the current font style for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Combo Box - Text Height

Drop-down list

Displays and changes the current text height for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Gallery - IPE Text Style

Gallery

Displays and changes the current text style for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Spinner - Oblique Angle

Spinner

Displays and changes the current oblique angle for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Button - Paragraph Button

Button

Displays the Paragraph dialog box when the multiline text editor is active.

Spell Check Settings

Button

Displays the Check Spelling Settings dialog box when the multiline text editor is active.

Ribbon Spinner - Tracking

Spinner

Displays and changes the current tracking spacing for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Spinner Width Factor

Spinner

Displays and changes the current width factor for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Layer Properties

Toggle

Displays or closes the Layer Properties Manager palette.

LayerFilterComboControl

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the layer filter used in the drawing.

Ribbon Combo Box - Layer State

Drop-down list

Displays the available layer states; you can restore a saved layer state.

Ribbon Combo Box - Linetypes

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current linetype.

Ribbon Combo Box - Lineweight

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current lineweight.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Locked Layer Fading

Toggle

Enables or disables the fading effect for locked layers.

Locked layer fading

Slider

Adjusts the percentage lock layers are faded into the background.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Markup Set Manager

Toggle

Displays or closes the Markup Set Manager palette.

Ribbon Combo Box - Multileader Style

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current multileader style.

3D Navigation Combo Control

Multiple

Displays and sets the current view to a standard orthographic or isometric view, or a saved name view based on the current space.

Lens length

Slider

Adjusts the lens length of a perspective view.

Ribbon Combo Box - Object Color

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current object color.

Ribbon Menu Button - Switch Windows

Button

Displays a list of all open drawings; you can switch to a different open drawing.

Ribbon Radio Button - Paragraph Alignment

Radio button

Displays and changes the current paragraph alignment for the selected text in the multiline text editor.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Parameters Manager

Toggle

Displays or closes the Parameters Manager palette.

Ribbon Toggle Button - PDF Osnap

Toggle

Controls object snapping for PDF underlays.

Ribbon Combo Box - Plot Style

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current plot style when the current drawing uses named plot styles.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Properties

Toggle

Displays or closes the Properties palette.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Quick Calculator

Toggle

Displays or closes the QuickCalc palette.

Ribbon Label - ReferenceEditName

Label

Displays the name of the block that is directly being edited in the current drawing.

RibbonAutodeskSeekControl

Text box and button

Allows you to perform a context search from the Autodesk Seek web site.

Join Viewports

Button

Allows you to merge two adjacent tiled viewports into a single viewport.

Ribbon Control - Empty Row Aligner

Spacer

Allows you to align empty rows with other rows that contain commands and controls.

Ribbon Text Box - Find Text

Text box

Searches a drawing for matching text based on a text string.

Ribbon Menu Button - Status Bar Options

Drop-down menu button

Displays a list of the status bar items that are currently turned on or off.

Ribbon Combo Box - Table Styles

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current table style.

Ribbon Gallery - Text Style

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current text style.

Ribbon Combo Box - Annotation Text Height

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the default text height for new text objects.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Tool Palettes

Toggle

Displays or hides the Tool Palettes window.

Ribbon - Underlay, Adjust Color for Background

Toggle

Determines if the colors of the selected underlay are adjusted based on the current background color.

Brightness

Slider

Displays and sets the current brightness for the selected underlay.

Contrast

Slider

Displays and sets the current contrast for the selected underlay.

Ribbon - Underlay, Display Monochrome Toggle Button

Toggle

Determines if the selected underlay should be displayed in monochrome colors only.

Fade

Slider

Displays and sets the current fade value for the selected underlay.

Ribbon - Clip Toggle Button

Toggle

Determines if the selected underlay is fully visible or just the area based on the clipping boundary.

Ribbon - Show Underlay Toggle Button

Toggle

Determines if the selected underlay is visible or not.

Ribbon Combo Box - Viewport Configurations

Drop-down list

Sets how the active tiled viewport should be divided.

Xref fading

Slider

Displays and sets the level of fading that is applied to the objects of an xref.

Ribbon Toggle Button - Xref fading

Toggle

Indicates the objects of xrefs are faded into the background, enables or disables xref fading.

Layer Combo Control

Drop-down list

Displays and sets the current layer.

Procedures
To add a control to a ribbon panel
  1. Click Manage tab Customization panel User Interface. At the Command prompt, enter cui.
  2. In the Customize User Interface Editor, Customize tab, in the Customizations In <file name> pane, click the plus sign (+) next to Ribbon to expand it.
  3. Click the plus sign (+) next to Panels to expand it.
  4. Click the plus sign (+) next to the ribbon panel where you want to add a control.
  5. Create a new row for the control if you need to, or click the plus sign (+) next to the row where you want to add a control.
  6. In the Command List pane, in the Categories list, click Ribbon Control Elements.

    The Command List pane displays the list of ribbon control elements only.

  7. Drag a control from the Command List pane to add it to the panel. Use the visual indicator bar to specify the position of the control.

  8. Click Apply.
To reposition a control on a ribbon panel
  1. Click Manage tab Customization panel User Interface. At the Command prompt, enter cui.
  2. In the Customize User Interface Editor, Customize tab, in the Customizations In <file name> pane, click the plus sign (+) next to Ribbon to expand it.
  3. Click the plus sign (+) next to Panels to expand it.
  4. Click the plus sign (+) next to the ribbon panel where you want to reposition a control.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to the row where you want to reposition a control. If you need to, continue expanding sub-panels, rows, and drop-downs to get to the control.
  6. Drag the control to a new location. Use the visual indicator bar to specify the position of the command.

  7. Click Apply.
To remove a control from a ribbon panel
  1. Click Manage tab Customization panel User Interface. At the Command prompt, enter cui.
  2. In the Customize User Interface Editor, Customize tab, in the Customizations In <file name> pane, click the plus sign (+) next to Ribbon to expand it.
  3. Click the plus sign (+) next to Panels to expand it.
  4. Click the plus sign (+) next to the ribbon panel where you want to remove a control.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to the row where you want to remove a control. If you need to, continue expanding sub-panels, rows, and drop-downs to get to the control.
  6. Right-click the control that you want to remove. Click Remove.

  7. Click Apply.
Commands
CUI

Manages the customized user interface elements in the product.

RIBBON

Opens the ribbon window.

RIBBONCLOSE

Closes the ribbon window.