If you would really like an AutoCAD panel or tab on your AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP ribbon follow these steps:
- Decide where you want to add this new panel on your ribbon.
- Backup your cuix file before making any changes.
- Verify that your workspace is saving changes or nothing you do here will be added to your interface.
- Add the ribbon panel through the Customize User Interface.
Backup your CUIX:
Before working with your cuix files navigate to where your cuix files are located through Windows Explorer and save a copy of your ACA.cuix or your MEP.cuix.
Through Windows Explorer navigate to the C:\Users\your user profile folder\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ACA 2014\enu\Support folder.
Select your cuix and make a copy of it and then rename it. For example; ACA.ORG.CUIX
Set your workspace settings to save changes:
Within your software type CUI at the command line. Your Customize User Interface dialog box will open.
At the top of the dialog box click on the Transfer tab. You will see two panels. The one on the left is your current CUIX and you do not want to do anything but add/copy items to it. The panel on the right is where you will open the acad.cuix by clicking on the folder icon to get the Open dialog box that should already be pointing to where your cuix files are located.
If your Open dialog box is not pointing to the support folder were your CUIX files are located you will have to navigate there by going to the C:\Users\your user profile folder\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ACA 2014\enu\Support.
You will now be back in the Customize User Interface on the Transfer tab. You will now see in the panel on the right the acad.cuix.
In the left panel expand Ribbons and you will want to expand to the Ribbon tab that you want to add the panel to.
Select on the item; you can right click and select copy then under the left side you can right click on the Ribbon tab and right click and select paste or drag and drop.