Tool Palette Icons

I thought that this was an interesting tip. especially after seeing some CAD users who have many palettes open at once and how much screen-real-estate that these palettes take up.

If you have multiple palettes open, you can do a simple customization to these palettes so that they take up less space on your screen. In the picture below, I have four palettes opened at once and they are all docked at the left of my screen. When I hover over a given palette, it will expand…

In the picture below: I right click over a palette and select ‘Icons only”

In the picture below: This is the condensed Tool Palettes as represented by their “Icons”

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As weird as it sounds, AutoCAD is a hobby for me. But I am fortunate enough to have a career doing my hobby. I work for a large engineering firm supporting CAD users in various disciplines. My dream job would be to work for a company like Autodesk or Disney's Imagineering where inspiring others and using innovative approaches and software are adding value to projects and bringing design in all areas up to a new level. This blog serves as a repository or knowledge base for myself so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting experience better.
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2 Responses to Tool Palette Icons

  1. Eddie says:

    Is there any way to set Tool palettes expend only when I click on them and not on hover?

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