Question mark in my command Ribbon*

Issue:

You created a new toolbar or ribbon and added commands to the CUI file for the toolbar/ribbon. However, when you loaded the CUI file, the toolbar/ribbon buttons displayed question marks instead of the correct icon images.

Causes:

The commands refer to images which originally resided in a DLL named after the CUIx file from which you obtained the commands/tools. If there is no DLL file named after the current CUIx file that contains those images, the cloud with question mark will result.

Solution:

To display the correct icon on the customized toolbar/ribbon buttons:
  • Copy the DLL file from which the commands originated (e.g. acadm.dll, acad.dll, acade.dll, etc.) to the Program Files directory for your specific program (e.g. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx or C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\ACADE, etc.) folder, and rename it using the same base file name as that of the CUIx file (for example, partial.dll if partial.cui is the corresponding CUIx file).
  • Remove any <custom cui file name>.mnr file contained in the folder where your custom CUIx file resides.
  • Restart the AutoCAD program in question.
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