3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2018 1:11 PM by Mike Russell

    create a new flyout

    Mike Russell

      I currently don't use the command manager, I use the "S" shortcut popups. is it possible create a new flyout toolbar?

      I would like to have a flyout with all of my custom macros on the flyout bar. But i would like it on the main ribbon bar at the top of the screen.

      As I remember this was easy to do in Autocad and hopefully is easy to do here also.

      ribbon bar.png

      Thanks

        • Re: create a new flyout
          Alex Lachance

          Have a look here:

          Custom Toolbar

           

          Post by Kuhn Dimitrie, it's an add-in.

          • Re: create a new flyout
            Jim Wilkinson

            Hi Mike,


            Unfortunately, you cannot make your own flyouts at this time through the UI; you can only do it through the API. This blog post talks all about the various types of flyouts:

            Technical Tip: Flyout Tool Buttons

             

            In the UI, the only type of flyout which can have its content customized is a "Toolbar associated flyout".

            So, as a workaround, you could take a toolbar that you are not using otherwise, make the toolbar itself visible (through Tools, Customize, Toolbars), and copy all the buttons you want in your flyout onto that toolbar (through Tools, Customize, Commands). If you want, customize the default buttons OFF of the toolbar if you don't want them also showing up in the flyout. Once you've done that, you can turn the toolbar off. Then go to Tools, Customize, Commands and in the Flyout Toolbars category, drag the image of the toolbar flyout representing that toolbar to the location where you want it.

             

            For instance, you could do this using the Macros toolbar. Put all of your macros at the top and if you wanted to keep the default macro commands on the toolbar, leave those at the bottom since I assume you will use those less often than the actual macros you've customized on there. Then the icon for the flyout will have something that relates to macros. But if you wanted to leave the macro toolbar alone, you could choose another toolbar that has a flyout icon that best works for you to remember what the flyout is for, then use that toolbar, cleaning off all the buttons and only putting your macro buttons on it.

             

            Let me know if any of that is unclear.

             

            Thanks,

            Jim