Yesterday, I just get my ‘I Love the Ribbon’ T-Shirt from Robin Capper. Robin is one of the famous CAD bloggers (more famous than me, obviously) and post many good information about BIM in his CAD blog.
I have posted several times about ribbon interface, mostly for AutoCAD. AutoCAD users maybe the one who suffers a lot switching to ribbon interface. I hope my posts will help you to minimize the pain. Unfortunately, Autodesk still provides the ’classic interface’ so many AutoCAD users stick to it. But not in Revit, not in Inventor. I’m aware that some users managed to find out how to use the old interface, and started a campaign using it.
I understand if there are still some rejection to switch to ribbon. I had a hard time myself when first starting using it. Robin has started a campaign ‘I Love the Ribbon’ and has posted some good information about ribbon interface. One of the post is explaining why he loves ribbon :) You should read it. You may love the ribbon later on.
And if you are a ribbon lover, you may want to have the cool T-Shirt on your own. Robin has some cool ‘I Love the Ribbon’ merchandise.
Thanks for the additional info Mark.
I did suspect that there is a way to switch back to classic interface in Inventor somehow. We can do it in Revit, why not in Inventor? This clarify it. Thanks.
So that's how they call it? RMB Rose? (not contextual rose or something?) I've seen the fusion technology preview. Very impressive. I wonder what they've developed for Revit and AutoCAD :)
Unfortunately you can switch back to the ‘classic’ interface in Inventor. There was such a stink made during beta testing last year by the old-timers (I am actually one myself, but like progress) that they left a switch buried in the ‘options’ dialog.
Autodesk is attempting to create a similar interface across all of their products using the ribbon, which is a very good thing. RMB Rose (right click and you get a circle of command icons, each with their own subcommands) as well as floating asset browsers are right around the corner so if people refuse to adapt soon, they will be left behind.
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