A flyout is a toolbar nested under a single button on another
toolbar. You can use any toolbar as a flyout. Here you will
learn how to add some flyouts to a new toolbar. The new flyout
definition will be saved in menu files.
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 the
CUSTOMIZE command (Tools > Customize > Toolbars). The Customize
dialog box appears [Figure 1].
3. Make sure that
Toolbars tab is selected.
4. Click New.
5. Name the new
toolbar Multiple [Figure 2]. The new toolbar belongs to the ACAD
6. Click OK. A new
7. Click the
8. From Categories
list select Flyout [Figure 3].
9. From the
commands list drag the Draw icon and drop it onto the new
toolbar. The Draw toolbar is added to the new toolbar as a
flyout [Figure 4].
10. Drag and drop
11. Right click the
Modify flyout. Select Begin a Group [Figure 5]. A dividing line
appears between Draw and Modify flyouts.
12. Drag and drop
Modify II onto Multiple toolbar.
13. Close the
dialog box. The toolbar is defined [Figure 6].
14. You may remove
Draw and Modify toolbars from AutoCAD window and use the new
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