In my last post I discussed the Quick Access Toolbar which is highly customizable to the user without being unwieldy. This time lets look at adding our toolbars we would normally associate with the Classic interface.
First up, in 2011 this is now an option on the View Tab --> Windows Panel --> Toolbars command. In older versions of AutoCAD (2009 and 2010) you will have to do something else which I will show at the end.
Next find one that you like to add to the interface. Me? I prefer the old Dimension toolbar.
I know what you are thinking, that the commands there are repeated in the Ribbon. Actually they are repeated twice in the Ribbon, some are on the Home Tab and some also appear on the Annotate Tab. Consider using ones that you are accustomed to. After all, Customization is at the heart of any AutoCAD power user. Autodesk cannot foresee everyone's methods, they can only work with who screams the loudest.
Now if you have 2009 or 2010, simply go to the Quick Access Toolbar and hit the far right button to get the fly out and chose Show Menu Bar. If you have trouble remembering that there is a command that toggles it on called MENUBAR. Set that sucker to 1 to turn it on.
Hope this makes your time in AutoCAD more productive!