Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ribbon problem solutions for AutoCAD

How to fix a broken Ribbon? It can certainly be a pain with such a problem in AutoCAD and it doesn’t heal by waiting like when a rib is fractured.

If you find yourself in a situation where you see the text “The Ribbon does not have any tabs or panels currently loaded.” and don’t know how to restore the Ribbon and menus here are some tips. It might be because you have done some customization in a wrong way to accidentally deleted all workspaces or messed up something else.

The Ribbon does not have any tabs or panels currently loaded

I’ll try to come up with a solution here.

The easiest method is to click on the black down arrow and click on Workspace.

Then select one of the workspaces from the Workspace dropdown.

Another method is the following:

Run the command WSCURRENT and you might find that it has an empty value. This indicates that something is wrong.

  Command: wscurrent
  Enter new value for WSCURRENT <"">:

Run the CUI command.

If there are no Workspaces existing

No Workspaces existing

try first to use Restore ACAD.CUIX and if that does not work try Reset ACAD.CUIX.


Now this is what it look like when there are Workspaces but none current.

No current workspace

Right click on any of the Workspaces and select Set Current.

Set Current Workspace

Close CUI.

If the Ribbon still is missing run the RIBBON command.

If Express Tools menu is missing run the EXPRESSTOOLS command.

If the Ribbon is missing next time you start AutoCAD you probably need to show it again and then save the workspace using WSSETTINGS command.

See also Restore lost workspace, menus and profile in AutoCAD Architecture.

Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite remedy.


  1. thanks so much, this saved my life :)

  2. Thank you for this detailed description on how to fix this!


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