Adding Draft Mode to the Ribbons or Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)

Draft Mode is a new tool introduced in BC Framer® software version 8.3.3.  A new install will add the icon "Turn On Draft Mode" to the Analysis and Design ribbon. 


However, the new icon will not show by default on upgrades or installations restored from previous database backups. The upgrade process respects customized ribbons. You may need to manually add the draft mode button or reset the ribbons and QAT to default, restoring any missing or new-to-version icons.

Before getting started: It's important to know that if your ribbons have not been customized, a stock, out-of-box BC Framer toolbar experience can be achieved by simply restoring the ribbons to default

Checkout this article to learn more about customizing command ribbons and the Quick Access Toolbar.


Adding Draft Mode to the Ribbons or Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)

To add the Turn On Draft Mode icon to a ribbon or to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), look for the small downward arrow in the title bar and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar:


NOTE: The Customize Ribbon utility can also be found under File > Setup > Customize Ribbons.

  1. Use the search field in the Customize Ribbons utility to find "Toggle Draft Mode".
  2. If you don't see the command you want, filter Command View by "All Commands".
  3. Select a ribbon from the Customize column.
  4. Drag the command icon from the Command column to the ribbon where it will reside.
  5. Click Save.


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