The quick access toolbar is one of my favorite aspects of the Ribbon although most users I come across do not know how useful it can really be.
First off, I really don't understand why Autodesk put the Workspace pull down up here other than to help people use the antiquated toolbar system faster. So that is the first thing I change. Right click on the Workspace pull down and select Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.
I do like having a pull down up there, just not that one. What I add is the Layers pull down so no matter where I go in the Ribbon I can always have my Layers available to me without having to go back to the Home Tab. To add that just right click on your Layers pull down and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.
Some items are already considered by Autodesk to be customizable for the QAT. If you select the far right arrow key on the QAT you can find some commonly added items courtesy of the CIP data. I personally add Match Properties because I do not like its location on the Clipboard Panel.
When all is said and done I usually have my QAT looking like the one below with Layer Control, Match Properties, and Measure Geometry added to it.
Don't forget you can also display the QAT below the Ribbon if you find yourself using it a whole lot more. For instance I suppose you could look at the QAT as your super tool bar and not need any of the old style toolbars.
In the next post we will take a look at how to add those old style toolbars to the interface without feeling forced to use the AutoCAD classic interface.
Feel free to post what you add to the QAT in the comments. I would like to hear about some other perspectives.