Maria Tzanetakou offers this tip, which demonstrates how to create new toolbars in AutoCAD.
“You know AutoCAD gives us various ways to work with it. I must admit that, although I'm using the ribbon, I prefer using toolbars — I think it’s easier for me. You can easily customize the toolbars, or better yet, make a new toolbar.
“I decided to make a new toolbar for script files. I assigned to this toolbar the buttons that run all the necessary script files. Here is how to do it:
“Click on the CUI command. At the top left of the menu, select the toolbars by double-clicking the pull-down toolbars menu. The names of the toolbars appear. Right-click to select New Toolbar. Rename the toolbar to Script (or your preferred name). At the bottom left of the CUI menu, under Command, right-click and select New Command. At the right of the command you can fill in:
- name: type the name of the command
- description: the description for the command
- macro: ^C^CSCRIPT;"path in the server/path1/name-of-script.scr";
- image: insert the image which specifies the command you use
“Finally, drag the new commands into the script toolbar, and the script toolbar is ready to use.”
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Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: The best part of AutoCAD is that you can set it up to interface with you in many different ways. Toolbars are a great way to get the commands you use right in front of you. It’s better to make new toolbars than to change existing ones. That way, if you make a mistake, you will always have the default settings ready to go. Making new toolbars is very easy; just follow the instructions provided in this tip.