Microsoft introduced "the ribbon" in Office several years ago and everything went downhill!
IT IS AWFUL!!!!
We used to be able to customize the menu bar so the functions we used most often were readily available, and the stuff we never used was eliminated. But with the "ribbon" we have all of this useless junk wasting a significant amount of screen space, hiding most of the things we regularly use. It was a huge step backwards in user interface design.
A bunch of Microsoft morons wanted to create something "new" to make it appear they were capable of doing something useful to improve the programs. But they didn't have a clue how the users were using the program (programmers rarely do). They thought they knew better than the users what we need to see. So, in the absence of any intelligent ideas about how to improve the functionality of the program, they decided they wanted to shove all of the program's features in our faces in a glitzy new useless "ribbon!"
DesignCAD has the most flexible and user friendly user interface of all the dozens of programs I have used over the years. It doesn't need any changes!
IF YOU DO WASTE A LOT OF PROGRAMMING TIME ON A "RIBBON" THAT IS UNNECESSARY, PLEASE ALLOW USERS TO DISABLE IT ENTIRELY AND CONTINUE TO USE THE CURRENT BEST USER INTERFACE IN THE INDUSTRY.
BD has a good point. Why are you wasting time adding more features (and bugs)? There are dozens of existing bugs in the program, including many that have been introduced in the last version. The video display routines are ancient (Windows 3), slow and very buggy! I'll bet it is a bunch of slow witted pointy haired paper shufflers at IMSI who want something "different" and "faddish" in order to make it look like there is a reason to buy the latest versions.
PS: How many current DesignCAD users would use a new "ribbon" interface instead of the very flexible interface we already have?