Back in AutoCAD 2009 we introduced the Ribbon User Interface (UI) element which was first introduced in the Microsoft Office 2007 products and now in many software products on the market.
The change placed some on the fence as change is always something of a challenge for longtime veteran product users. Luckily Autodesk’s AutoCAD Team was smart enough to think ahead and allow you to choose the classic interface or the new ribbon interface.
AutoCAD UI ~ Best of Both Worlds is Flexible with Traditional Menus or New Ribbon +Plus+ AutoCAD UI Retro Mod’ing Fun
Since then many have grown to love the Ribbon especially when in AutoCAD 2010 it was updated even more based on customer feedback. Now most like the ribbon for task based selections in Autodesk products but some still prefer the classic mode.
Ribbon lovers, you are not alone. :-)
For those that have adjusted and become lovers of the ribbon you can share your or wear your enthusiasm like Autodesk customer Robin Capper did at Autodesk University 2009 with his “I love the Ribbon” tee-shirt. No he is selling I love the ribbon merchandise with any profits going to RobiNZ Blog Kiva Micro Fund Lending Team.
Robins blog posting Want your own “Love the Ribbon”?
Too bad it is after Christmas as these would have made great presents or stocking stuffers for that special AutoCAD Geek in your life or office. ;-)