How Do I Get My Quick Access Toolbar Back in AutoCAD?

Are you missing your Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD and wondering how to bring it back? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we will guide you through the steps to restore your Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD.

Method 1: Using the “QATTOOLBAR” Command

One of the easiest ways to bring back your Quick Access Toolbar is by using the “QATTOOLBAR” command. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Open AutoCAD: Launch AutoCAD on your computer.
  2. Type “QATTOOLBAR”: In the command line at the bottom of the screen, type “QATTOOLBAR” and press Enter.
  3. Select “Show”: A dialog box will appear with options. Select “Show” to display the Quick Access Toolbar.

If everything went smoothly, you should now see your Quick Access Toolbar reappear at the top of your AutoCAD window.

Method 2: Customizing the Ribbon

If Method 1 didn’t work for you or if you prefer a different approach, you can try customizing the Ribbon. Here’s how:

  1. Access “Customize User Interface” Options: Right-click anywhere on the Ribbon and select “Customize User Interface” from the context menu.
  2. Navigate to “Toolbars” Section: In the “Customize User Interface” dialog box, click on the “Toolbars” tab.
  3. Select/Create a Toolbar: Look for an existing toolbar that contains the commands you need or create a new toolbar by clicking on the “New” button.
  4. Add Commands to the Toolbar: In the “Command List” section, locate the desired commands and drag them onto your toolbar.
  5. Save Changes: Once you have added all the necessary commands, click “Apply” and then “OK” to save your changes.

By customizing the Ribbon, you can create a personalized toolbar with your most frequently used commands and tools.

Method 3: Restoring Default Settings

If neither of the above methods worked for you, it’s possible that your AutoCAD settings have been modified. You can restore the default settings by following these steps:

  1. Open AutoCAD in Safe Mode: Close AutoCAD if it’s currently running. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and double-click on the AutoCAD desktop icon to open it in Safe Mode.
  2. Select “Reset Settings to Default”: In AutoCAD’s startup window, select “Reset Settings to Default” and click “OK”.
  3. Restart AutoCAD: Close AutoCAD again and reopen it normally without holding down the Shift key. Your Quick Access Toolbar should now be back to its default state.

Note that resetting settings to default will revert any customization you have made in AutoCAD.

In Conclusion

The Quick Access Toolbar is an essential feature in AutoCAD that allows quick access to frequently used commands. If it goes missing for some reason, don’t panic!

You can easily bring it back using the methods described above. Whether you prefer using a command, customizing the Ribbon, or resetting the settings, one of these options should help you restore your Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD.

We hope this article has been helpful to you. Happy designing!