It is a question that is often asked: I have an AutoCAD vertical product (Plant 3D, Advance Steel, Civil 3D, etc…). How can I get it to behave and look like AutoCAD, or do I have to buy another AutoCAD license to access the normal AutoCAD?
Since the vertical platforms are built on top of AutoCAD, the answer is simple. You have access to the normal AutoCAD, but you need to switch out to the correct workspace.
How does one do that and what must one do before the time?
First, as you would most probably have set the Vertical interface up to suit your working preference, you would like to save this.
Give it a descriptive name.
You can even use the Customizable User Interface to write it out to a stand-alone file so you can have this available on another computer (you can install the software on three different machines).
Secondly, you need to switch out to the correct Workspace to have access to the AutoCAD tools. Typically, there are two AutoCAD workspaces of interest. 2D and 3D. AutoCAD on its own has so many tools and icons that they need to be grouped in these workspaces. The 3D tools are there for those of us who like to model in 3D, while the 2D tools are more relevant to the average AutoCAD user. Whatever the case, it pays to understand how to use the Workspaces so you can switch between them as required, depending on how you need to wield AutoCAD.
If you need help adopting Autodesk AutoCAD Verticals, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance to you.