Creating a Ribbon Tab

As you move to Civil 3D 2010 or 2011 you are probably trying to use the Ribbon more and more.  Some of you may even have a company Menubar, or Toolbars, and now want to create a Ribbon Tab for this content.  If not, you may just want to know how to create Ribbon Panels and Tabs from scratch.  If this is the case, check out the video(s) below.  They walk through converting an old MNU or CUI file to a CUIX and how to create Ribbon Panels and Tabs from existing content; or making new Ribbon Tabs from scratch.

(sorry about the use of YouTube.  It’s a necessary evil due to video file size.  If you know of another video upload site that is less blocked let me know.)

Creating a Ribbon from Legacy MNU or CUI:

Creating a Ribbon from Scratch:

Related Links:

Making your NEW Ribbon(s) Context Sensitive – By Donnie Gladfelter


  1. tony says:

    Great post. This can come in handy for engineers and techs that do not like the ribbon.

  2. Mark Jung says:

    Another Great Post. We will be switching to 2011 as soon as I get our legacy menus and toolbars converted to a ribbon. Your video showed some great tricks in doing this