Kevin Clark is a new poster at Civil3d.com. Let me know what you think of his posts, and encourage him to post more if you like his style! JW
I’m still on board with the 2010 ribbon. Not sure why, I think it’s just cool. I do like how it changed with the element or object you select. It’s called a context menu. The one problem I have is my layers! I have to have my layers panel available at all times. So a little tweaking of the cui is in order. See what I did after the jump.
Open your cui and find the ribbon heading.
There are two main pieces to the ribbon. Tabs are the main groups and are accessed along the top of the ribbon. The panels are the grouped headings within the ribbon and are separated by the vertical lines. The panel titles are along the bottom of the ribbon panels.
We will be trying to edit a Tab by adding a Panel to it. So expand your Panels heading and find the Home Layers panel.
Click and drag the panel up to your tabs in the section above. For this example I put my layers in all the parcel tabs.
I will continue to add my layers to all the other context tabs. You can do this with other panels you find yourself needing.