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Creating custom toolbar tools

progeCAD provides tools for available progeCAD commands. These tools appear on the Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box. You can also create your own custom tools and incorporate them into your custom toolbars. To add a custom tool to a toolbar, you must first add one of the program's standard tools and then replace it on the toolbar with your custom tool.

You create custom tools as .bmp files using any paint or illustration program capable of saving to a bitmap (*.bmp) format. Because you can configure toolbars to display either large or small tools and to display tools either in color or monochrome, create four different versions of each custom tool. Create custom tools using the following dimensions:

  • Small tools: 16 x 15 pixels.
  • Large tools: 24 x 22 pixels.


NOTE If you attempt to use bitmaps that do not match these dimensions, the program will stretch or shrink (rather than crop) the bitmaps to fit the specified size. The resulting tools may not appear as originally intended.


To add a custom tool to a toolbar

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Tools > Customize
    • Type customize and then press Enter.
  2. Click the Toolbars tab.
  3. Go outside the dialog box to a toolbar, and click a tool in the toolbar to select it.
  4. Go back to the Customize dialog box, and click Options.
  5. In the Toolbar Customization Options dialog box, under Button Bitmaps, click the Browse tool (indicated by an ellipsis) adjacent to the Small, Color Button list to display the Select Bitmap dialog box.
  6. Select the bitmap you want to use for the small color tool.
  7. Click Open.
  8. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for the Large, Color Button, Small, Black And White Button, and Large, Black And White Button.
  9. When you have finished, click OK.
  10. Click Close.

Creating a new toolbar

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