When you use a Workspace, only the menus, toolbars and palettes that are relevant to a task are displayed. In addition, a Workspace may automatically display the ribbon or a special palette with task-specific control panels.
You can easily switch between Workspaces. The following task-based Workspaces are already defined in the product:
- 2D Drafting & Annotation
- 3D Modelling
- AutoCAD Classic
To change Workspaces either select from the drop down at the top or the list at the bottom:
When you make changes to your drawing display (such as moving, hiding, or displaying a toolbar or a tool palette group) and you want to preserve the display settings for future use, you can Save Current As in either of the locations shown above, giving it a name of your choice.
Another way of creating your own Workspace is to go into the AutoCAD Customise User Interface (CUI), where you will find a list of default Workspaces. The easiest thing is to right click on one of them and Duplicate. Once you have a new copy, right click Rename, then modify the Ribbon TAB's etc in the Workspace Contents (left hand side of the CUI dialogue).