I still receive some question asking how to get AutoCAD Classic Workspace. As we know, Autodesk decided to remove Classic Workspace since AutoCAD 2015.
I already wrote two articles about this topic:
But they might be not so easy for occasional users.
The last question I have is from my customer who recently upgraded from AutoCAD 2013 to 2017. They are not frequent users, and they have quite many licenses. So I decided to create a script file. I only need to send them the script and let the users run it. And almost like magic, they will have the classic interface in their AutoCAD.
I share the script here so that you can use it too.
Using the script
All you need to do to run the script is:
- Download the script file here
- Open AutoCAD
- Type SCRIPT in command line then presses enter.
- Select the script file and click open.
What the script does
The script will do the following:
- Load the menu bar
- Close the ribbon
- Load default toolbar (Draw, Layers, Modify, Properties, Standard, and Styles)
- Save the new workspace as “Classic” and set it as current
We can quickly distribute a script file and let multiple users use it. It will run a sequence of commands without user interaction. There is always AutoLISP and macro, but script suits better for this purpose.
The main benefit of the script is: it’s easy to use and AutoCAD LT users can use it too.
If you find this script is helpful and want to learn more about creating a script, you can read this tutorial: Learn how to write command scripts for AutoCAD and automate your plotting.
And don’t forget to share this article so your colleague can use it too!