AutoCAD 2021 – Save Workspace out using CUI

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When you buy a seat of Autodesk AutoCAD (or one of its verticals) one can install it on 3 machines. Typically, a work desktop, a traveling laptop, and a home desktop. Typically, one would set up one’s workspace (how the screen is arranged) according to one’s preferences. Mostly, this is a simple process, but AutoCAD is very customizable. One can easily create one’s own menu items, even running scripts. Regardless of whether it is complex or simple, it is still easy to transfer one’s workspaces from one computer to the other using the Customisable User interface to write out a .cuix file.

On the Manage tab, Click on the CUI icon

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Make sure that you are on the Transfer tab of the CUI interface.

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On the left (the main customization file), take the workspace(s) that you would like to write out to a .cuix file and drag it onto the new customization file. Automatically all the items that the workspace is dependent on is also included in the new customization file. Save out the customization file.

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Now if you would like to load in the workspace into the other computers, browse to it and load it.

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Now drag the workspace to the left.

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Now you can see that the workspace is available to you.

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Note, the CUI is a very powerful tool and can expose some complex operations needed to customize AutoCAD, but this process of managing one’s workspaces is easy.

If you need help adopting Autodesk AutoCAD 2021 and AutoCAD 2021 verticals, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance.

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