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AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond by Lee Ambrosius

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Creating Tools and Tool Palettes

The Autodesk® AutoCAD® user interface has changed and evolved over the years to make it easier to access your favorite tools and allow you to create new custom tools. First introduced with AutoCAD 2004, tool palettes allow you to create tools dynamically, on the fly, based on the objects you create in a drawing or the files stored on a local/shared drive. AutoCAD comes with a number of predefined tool palettes that show the wide range of tools that a tool palette can contain.

Tools are organized on a tool palette and displayed using the Tool Palettes window. The Tool Palettes window is a modeless window, or dockable ...

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