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Creating toolbars that you can share as files

With progeCAD, you can manually create toolbars that you can share as files with other progeCAD users. You create the toolbar files using any ASCII text editor and the toolbar syntax and definitions shown here:


     ID_toolbar_name [_Toolbar ("toolbar_name", orient, visible, xval, yval, rows)]
     ID_button_name [_Button ("button_name", id_small, id_large)]command
     ID_button_name [help_string]

Toolbar syntax and explanations

Item Explanation
Group_name Menu group name.
Toolbar_name Toolbar name.
Orient Orientation. Select Floating, Top, Bottom, Left, and Right (not case sensitive).
Visible Visibility. Select Show or Hide (not case sensitive).
Xval x coordinate, designated in pixels from left edge of screen. Suggested value: 200.
Yval y coordinate, designated in pixels from top edge of screen. Suggested value: 200.
Rows Number of rows
Button_name Tool name. Appears as a ToolTip when user places cursor over button.
id_small Name of small (16 x 15 pixels) icon bitmap (BMP) file. This file must be located in the progeCAD.1 folder.
id_large Name of large (24 x 22 pixels) icon bitmap (BMP) file. This file must be located in the progeCAD.1 folder.
Command Command string (Example: ^C^C_LINE).
Help_string Help string. Appears in the status bar when cursor passes over the button.

Creating a new toolbar

Creating custom toolbar tools

Creating flyouts

Customizing toolbars

Displaying and hiding toolbars

Naming toolbars

Setting the experience level for toolbars

Starting commands using toolbars

Add a custom tool to a toolbar

Add a flyout to a toolbar

Add a tool to a toolbar

Choose which toolbars to display

Copy an existing toolbar

Create a new toolbar

Create a toolbar that you can share

Delete a tool from a toolbar

Open the toolbar file on another computer

Rename a toolbar

Restore the toolbar defaults

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