Subject: Creating tool palettes and adding commands and blocks



Each tool palette that you create can contain any combination of tools that either run a command or insert a block.

To create a new tool palette

   1   Right-click the name of an existing tool palette.

   2   Choose New Palette.

   3   Type the name of the new palette, then press Enter.

To add a command to a tool palette

   1   On a tool palette, right-click an existing command tool and choose Copy.

   2   Right-click the tool area of the desired palette and choose Paste.

   3   Right-click the pasted command and choose Properties to change its settings:

   Name Enter the name of the command. This name displays in the tool palette.

   Description Type a one-sentence description of the tool.

   Command Name Enter the command carried out when the tool is selected, which can contain a macro (one or more commands and their options), such as:
^C^C^CZOOM;E;MSNAPSHOT
For details about special characters used in macros, see Using macros in .cui files.

   General Select the color, layer, linetype, linetype scale, lineweight, text style, and dimension style to apply when using the command. Choose Use Current to use the current property.

   4   Click OK.

Commands can be added later too.
Right-click a tool palette and choose Customize Commands. Then drag and drop commands from the list of commands to the tool palette.

To add a block to a tool palette

   1   Open a drawing that contains blocks, or if necessary create and insert a block. For details, see Working with blocks.

   2   Save the drawing. For details, see Saving your drawing.

   3   Select the block in the drawing and drag-and-drop it to the desired tool palette.

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