In this chapter the main window is described: its user interface, the position of the main information panels, the modes of work. You can also find the information on the possibility of personalizing the interface by the user and creating your own ribbon.
The ribbon facilitates the search of commands and provides you with a quick access to all the instruments of the program without overloading the working space with toolbars. All the commands are grouped according to their functions and are situated in the corresponding tab. On default there are four tabs: File, Viewer, Editor and Advanced. There is a possibility of switching to a classical view of menus and panels.
In the left upper corner you can see the quick access panel. It is a customizable panel for a quick access to the frequently used commands.
This topic explains how to customize the ribbon and the quick access panel in the dialog box "Ribbon Editor".
The classical menu is a classical representation of commands used in the previous versions.
Floating panels are information panels, providing quick access to editing the element's properties, opening a file etc.
This topic explains how to switch between the sheets of a multipage file, how to delete, add and rename them.
The status bar is an information bar which shows the current state of the drawing and provides access to backup modes of drawing
ABViewer can work in three modes: Viewer, Editor and Redline.
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