About-Workspace-Customization

About Workspace Customization

About Workspace Customization

Workspaces control the display of sets of user interface elements, and they are typically
organized by function or workflow.

You can create and manage workspaces from the user interface with the WSSAVE command
or Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor. Customization options for workspaces include:

  • Creating a new workspace
  • Setting a workspace current or as the default workspace
  • Changing the display properties for palettes
  • Display ribbon tabs and the Quick Access toolbar
  • Display pull-down menus and toolbars

Workspace Properties

You can define the properties of a workspace with the Customize User Interface (CUI)
Editor. These properties allow you to identify the workspace from other workspaces
in the CUIx file, and control the behavior of some of the user interface elements
related to the application window.

The following table shows the properties of the Drafting & Annotation workspace as
they appear in the Properties pane of the CUI Editor.

Properties for the Drafting & Annotation Workspace

Properties Pane Item

Description

Example

Name

Name of the workspace displayed in the user interface and used to set a workspace
current.

Drafting & Annotation

Description

Text that describes the workspace; does not appear in the user interface.

 

Start On

Determines if the Model or last used layout tab is displayed when the workspace is
restored or set current.

Do not change

Menu bar

Determines whether the menu bar is displayed when the workspace is restored or set
current.

Off

Status bar

Determines whether the status bars for the drawing or application window are displayed
when the workspace is restored or set current.

On

Navigation bar

Determines whether the Navigation toolbar is visible when the workspace is restored
or set current.

On

Model/Layout tabs

Determines whether the Model and layout tabs are displayed at the bottom of the drawing
window when the workspace is restored or set current.

On

Scroll bars

Determines whether scroll bars are displayed when the workspace is restored or set
current.

Do not change

Set a Workspace Current or as Default

A workspace must be set current to update the user interface based on the properties
and settings of the workspace. Only workspaces in the main and enterprise CUIx file
can be set current. If a workspace is in a partial CUIx file and you want to use it,
you must transfer the workspace with the Transfer tab of the Customize User Interface
(CUI) Editor to the main CUIx file before it can be set current. The most recent workspace
is set current after closing and restarting the program.

If you are setting up a Network Deployment, you can define which workspace to set
as the current workspace the first time the program is started by setting a workspace
as Default. The CUIx file containing the workspace set as Default must be defined
as the main or enterprise file with the deployment. A workspace set as Default is
also set as the current workspace when the CUIx file containing the workspace is loaded
with the CUILOAD command.

NOTE:The Default workspace is only set as the current workspace the first time the CUIx
file is loaded the very first time or each time the file is loaded using the CUILOAD
command.

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