Creating a Custom Toolbar
| Reference Number: KB-00770 Last Updated: 09-30-2013 10:02 AM
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I would like to create my own toolbar and control the buttons that display on it. How can I do this?
You can create custom toolbars with whatever toolbar buttons you need and then dock the toolbar to the top, bottom or side of the Chief Architect window, or let it float undocked in the drawing area.
To create a custom toolbar
- Select Tools> Toolbars> Customize Toolbars from the menu.
- On the Tools tab of the Toolbar Customization dialog, select an option from the list of Views.
- Your selection will determine not only what buttons are available in the Main Toolbar Buttons list, but also what view types your custom toolbar will be present in.
- Still on the Tools tab, browse the list of Main Toolbar Buttons and click on a toolbar button that you would like to add to your custom toolbar.
- A description of the tool's use displays at the lower left corner of the dialog.
- If the selected button is a Parent Tool, it's Child Tools will display on the right.
- Click on a button in either the Main Toolbar Buttons or Child Buttons list, hold down your left mouse button and drag the selected button outside the Toolbar Customization dialog box.
- As you drag, the cursor will display a rectangular toolbar icon above it.
- If you drag the toolbar button to an existing toolbar, the button will be added to that toolbar when you release your mouse button.
- If you drag the toolbar button into the drawing area, a new toolbar will be created and the button will be placed in that toolbar.
- This toolbar can be dragged and docked to the top, bottom or side of the Chief Architect drawing area, or it can remain floating.
- Similarly, you can dock or undock existing toolbars to customize their locations as you wish at any time.
- Continue adding toolbar buttons to your new toolbar as desired.
- To rename the toolbar, select the Toolbar tab of the Toolbar Customization dialog.
- Click on your toolbar's name in the Toolbars list and click the Rename button.
- In the Rename Toolbar dialog, type a short, descriptive Toolbar Name and click OK.
- Click OK to close the Toolbar Customization dialog. Your custom toolbar will now display any time you are in a view of the type that you selected in step 2.
You can save your custom toolbars as part of custom toolbar configurations. To learn how, see How to create a custom toolbar configuration.