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This tutorial shows you the customization of toolbars. Tools (inclusive Macro-tools) can used in different workbenches. In an example a Macro becomes a Macro-tool by creation of a Menu text, a Tool tip and an Icon. Afterwards this Macro-tool becomes part of an extra toolbar in a workbench.
1. Find the Customize Menu
- Click Main Menu → Tools → Customize,
- or right click on any toolbar.
- The Customize window appears.
2. Make a Macro to a Macro-Tool
- To add an icon for the provided macro click the Pixmap button (labelled ... ).
- Search for an appropriate icon from amongst FreeCAD's existing icons,
[or add your own icon by clicking Add icons...]. (expand for an example)
[You will get a file selection window, select your custom image file (PNG format, 64x64 pixels)]
- Select your icon and click OK.
- The icon you selected is now displayed next to the Pixmap button labelled ....
- Select the provided macro in line Macro:' and specify a Menu text: (which will appear as the text label in the menu); also fill in the Tool Tip': (which is the text that will appear when a mouse is over the button on the toolbar); further lines are optional.
- The button of the macro-tool is now created.
3. Create a toolbar outside the workbench Macro which contains the created Macro-tool
- Select the Toolbars tab and choose the workbench (for which the toolbar is provided) in the drop down on the right (Part in this example).
[Since version 0.15 there is a Global toolbar. If this is selected, the provided toolbar will be in each workbench.]
- In the dropdown on the left select Macros.
- The macro-tool with its icon appears in the list.
- In the window "New Toolbar" enter the name of the provided extra toolbar for the Part Workbench and click OK
- The toolbar is now created.
- To add the creadet macro-tool to this toolbar, select it in the left window and then click the Button with the arrow pointing right.
- You have created now a toolbar called "Camera" (with the Macro-tool Camera in it)
- Your new toolbar is now contained in the toolbars' right-click menu. Its Icons (in our example only the camera) are visible, if the toolbar is activated (blue checkmark).