The workspace in AutoCAD is divided into 2 distinct areas. The drawing area covers most of the screen and toolbars are anchored above and below the drawing area. They include:
Application button: The large, red A at the top, left-hand corner of the screen is the application button. Use it to print files and to exit the program. Quick-access toolbar: This toolbar sits next to the application button and contains common commands like "Save" and "Open." Ribbon: Located below the quick-access toolbar, the ribbon is comprised of a series of tabs (e.g., "Home," "Insert," "Annotate," "View," etc.) that contain groups of standard commands and tools. Status bar: The toolbar across the bottom of the screen is the status bar. It mostly consists of control settings that allow you to monitor changes in the drawing. Command/prompt toolbar: Directly above the status bar is the command/prompt toolbar. This is where the software communicates with you.