AutoCad FAQ’s

Q: Where is the AutoCAD Classic workspace?


  1. To display the menu, click Quick Access Toolbar drop-down > Show Menu Bar.
  2. To hide the ribbon, click Tools menu > Palettes > Ribbon.
  3. To display the toolbars you require:
    1. Click Tools menu > Toolbars and select the required toolbar.
    2. Repeat until all required toolbars are visible.
  4. To save the workspace:
    1. Click Tools menu > Workspaces > Save Current As.
    2. In the Save Workspace dialog box, in the Name box, type AutoCAD Classic.
    3. Click Save

Q: How do I change the application’s colour scheme?


Two colour schemes are available for you to choose from, dark and light.

  1. Click Application menu > Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, Display tab  Window Elements  Colour Scheme, select the dark or light theme.

Q: How can I find where a command is located?


When you open a command topic in the Help system, in most cases you will see the icon of the command tool followed by the word, Find. If you click Find, a red arrow appears, pointing to a location on the ribbon, the Application menu, or the status bar.

If the command is not available in the current workspace or it is hidden, a message is displayed instead that describes where the command is located.

To find all locations from which a command can be accessed

You can find all the places that a command can be accessed in the current workspace.

  1. Click the Application menu. 
  2. Enter the name of the command in the search box.

If the results refer to a ribbon tab or a ribbon panel that is not displayed, you can display it by following these steps:

  1. Right-click on any ribbon tab.
  2. On the shortcut menu, choose Show Tabs or Show Panels, and click the hidden tab or panel that you want to display.

Here’s an example of searching for the PLOT command.

Q: Why can’t I see the Model or Layout tabs?


If the Model and layout tabs are not visible, right-click in the drawing area and choose Options. In the Options dialog box, Display tab, under the Layout Elements area, check Display Layout and Model Tabs. Click OK.