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How is the Advance Steel user interface managed?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    All
  • Question:

    How is the Advance Steel user interface managed?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

Workspaces are CUI dependent and therefore the following FAQ applies:
http://www.graitec.com/en/FAQ_view.asp?FAQID=854
Autodesk made the "Profiles" functionality obsolete.
Since AutoCAD 2006, Autodesk implemented the workspaces and recommended no longer using the profiles.

Custom workspaces must be created with Advance Steel running in AutoCAD.
If workspaces are created in AutoCAD (without Advance Steel), they will not be available when running Advance Steel.
To preserve a workspace between different versions of Advance Steel this workspace must be created in all installed Advance Steel versions and must have the same name.
Creating a custom workspace in one version of Advance Steel does not make this workspace available in other Advance Steel versions or AutoCAD.

The Advance Steel startup component always tries to set an active workspace after changing the CUI file, in the following sequence:

  • First it tries to activate the workspace with the name of the active workspace in the last AutoCAD (of the same version) session.
  • If this workspace does not exist in the current CUI, then it tries to activate a backup workspace in the Advance Steel registry settings.
  • If this workspace does not exist in the current CUI, then it activates the first workspace in the current CUI's list of workspaces.

How is the Advance Steel user interface managed

The following scenarios will be presented for a better understanding of the workspace mechanism:

1. A "3D modeling" workspace in AutoCAD is active -> Advance Steel will use the "3D modeling" workspace.

How is the Advance Steel user interface managed

2. A custom workspace (e.g.: MyACADWK) in AutoCAD is active -> Advance Steel tries to activate a backup workspace in the Advance Steel registry settings (if it does not exist then Advance Steel activates the first workspace in the current CUI's list of workspaces).

How is the Advance Steel user interface managed

3. The ideal scenario is to set the workspaces with the same name in Advance Steel and AutoCAD.

How is the Advance Steel user interface managed

Note:

Any customization of any workspace must be saved.

How is the Advance Steel user interface managed