The ribbon displays automatically when you create or open a file. It provides a palette of all commands necessary to create or modify your file.
You can display the ribbon either horizontally or vertically.
You can minimize the ribbon using the ribbon minimize button to the right of the ribbon tabs.
To turn on and off the visibility of all controls, click the View tab Clean Screen command.
Ribbon Tabs and Panels
The ribbon is composed of a series of panels, which are organized into tabs labeled by task.
Some ribbon panels display a drop-down arrow, which indicates there are additional commands related to that panel. Click the drop-down arrow to access the additional commands.
To display a hidden panel, or hide a panel, right-click anywhere inside the ribbon, and select or clear the name of the panel. .
You can pull a panel off a ribbon tab and into the drawing area or onto another monitor. That panel sticks where you place it, and remains open until you return it to the ribbon, even if you switch ribbon tabs.
An arrow at the bottom of a panel title indicates that you can expand the panel to display additional commands. By default, an expanded panel closes automatically when you click another panel. To keep a panel expanded, click the push pin icon in the bottom-left corner of the expanded panel.
Contextual Ribbon Tabs
When you enter a specialized environment, such as Inventor Studio, AEC Exchange, or Sketch, a special contextual ribbon tab is available that provides access to commands specific to that environment. The contextual tab and associated panels display in green to provide visual feedback that you are in a specialized environment. The contextual tab closes when you exit that environment.
Display and Organize the Ribbon
Minimize the ribbon
Shortcut: Double click the name of the active tab on the ribbon.
Note: Minimize behavior is available only for the horizontal ribbon.
Toggle the visibility of all controls
Change the ribbon appearance
Move a command on the ribbon to the expanded panel
Move a command on a main panel on the ribbon to the expanded panel
Move a command from the expanded panel to the main panel on the ribbon
Ungroup commands from a drop-menu
Note: To return commands to the drop-down menu, right-click on the command and select Group Commands into Drop-Down Menu.
Display or hide a ribbon panel
Show or hide text labels on ribbon panels
Change the docking position of the ribbon