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How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Modeling
  • Question:

    How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

Users of Advance Steel can customize the Ribbon menu with the commands that they require. Start Advance Steel and type "CUI" (Customize User Interface) on the command line.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

In the "Customization" menu extend the "Ribbon" branch, right click on the "Tabs" branch and choose "New Tab". Enter a name for the new tab.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

In the "Transfer" window (1) transfer (drag and drop) the new tab into the custom file (2). Save the new file in any folder (3). It is recommended that the file name is the same as the name of the new tab.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

Look in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Graitec\Advance Steel\2010\Steel\Support\Images
Copy the "AstBasic.dll" file in the folder with the new CUI. After copying the file, rename it to match the name of your CUI file.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

In Advance Steel open the "Load/Unload Customizations" window using the "CUILOAD" command.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

Find the CUI profile and load it into the group using the "Load" button. After the window is closed, a new tab will be displayed in the menu.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

Note: In Advance Steel, every command menu has a corresponding .dll file, which contains the attached images of the commands of a menu. The link between the menu and the .dll file is made with the name. For example, for the joints commands the "AstJoints.dll" file is used.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

The commands will be added in the panels. To create the panels use the CUI command. In the "Panels" branch right click and create a new panel.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

In each panel add the desired commands. A panel can have multiple rows of commands.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

From the commands list, select a command and drag and drop in the desired panel and row.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

After you drag and drop all the commands, select the "Transfer" tab.

- From the main file (left side) drag and drop the panel in the custom file (right side).
- From the panel branch, the commands will be transferred to the Tab branch.
- Save the profile and click "Apply" to load the new modifications.

Note: For the changes made in the "Customization Main Page" main file to appear in the custom file, they must to be added trough the transfer window, and the profile must be saved and applied.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel

Note: Any row above the "SLIDEOUT" separator will be displayed in the panel, and everything that is arranged under the separator will be hidden. This separator can be placed by inserting it to the desired position by drag and drop.

How is the ribbon profile customized in Advance Steel