Defining custom toolbars is easy. The CUSTOMIZE command helps
you to define a new toolbar and add or remove buttons. You can
even make changes to existing toolbars. Any change that you make
will affect the relevant menu files. Here you will define a new
toolbar, add some buttons to it and attempt to remove a button
from another one.
If you are not familiar with menu files read the following
► AutoCAD Menus: The Base Menu
This tutorial is designed for AutoCAD 2004 though might be
applicable for other releases.
1. Start AutoCAD
2. Invoke CUSTOMIZE
command (Tools > Customize > Toolbars). The Customize dialog box
appears [Figure 1].
3. Make sure that
Toolbars tab is selected.
4. Click New. The
New Toolbar dialog box appears [Figure 2].
5. In Toolbar
name box type Circle.
6. Make sure that
ACAD is selected as the menu group.
7. Click OK. An
empty toolbar will be created [Figure 3].
8. Click the
Commands tab [Figure 4].
9. From the
Categories list select Draw.
10. On the list to
the right scroll down to find options related to circles [Figure
11. Drag and drop
the Circle options to the new toolbar [Figure 6].
12. Click Close
button to close the dialog box. The new toolbar definition is
added to the acad.mns file.
13. Drag the Modify
toolbar to the drawing area.
14. Press Esc to
cancel any running command.
15. Right-click the
Customize [Figure 7]. The Customize dialog box appears
17. Right-click the
Copy Object button. A shortcut menu appears [Figure 8].
18. Click Delete. A
warning message appears [Figure 9].
19. Click Cancel.
20. Close the
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