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Base ExampleCommandModel.png Tutorial

Topic
SampleTopic
Level
Beginner
Time to complete
5 minutes
Author
Mario52
FreeCAD version
All
Example File(s)
None


Synopsis

This tutorial shows you the customization of toolbars. Tools can used in different workbenches. Macro-tools are includet (a Macro becames a Macro-tool by creation of a Menu text, a Tool tip and an Icon).

Use

1 : Click Menu → Tools → Customize


Customize


or right click on any toolbar

Right mouse click


the Customize window appears

The Customize window appears


2 : select the "Macro" tab

3 : to add a toolbar icon for your macro click the Pixmap button (labelled ... )

Select a toolbar


4 : search for an appropriate icon from amongst FreeCAD's existing icons,

5 : or add your own icon by clicking Add icons... (expand for an example)

Add icon


5b : you will get a file selection window, select your custom image file (PNG format, 64x64 pixels)

Get a file


6 : select your icon and click OK

Select your icon


7 : the icon you selected is now displayed next to the Pixmap button labelled ...

Your icon is displayed


8 : Choose your 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); there are other optional fields for your Button

9 : Click the button Add

Click the button


10 : your button has now been created

Your button is created


11 : create a toolbar for the button

12 : go to the Toolbars tab and choose your workbench in the drop down on the right (Part in this example)

Since version 0.15 there is a Freecad.svg Global toolbar. If your toolbar is docked in this bar, it will always remain visible

Toolbars tab


13 : in the dropdown on the left select Macros

Macros


14 : your macro and its icon appears in the list

Your icon is listed


15 : Click the button New... (you can choose your toolbar here and it will be attached to the Part Workbench)

Click on "New"


16 : in the window "New Toolbar" enter the name for your toolbar and click OK

Enter the name for your toolbar


17 : your toolbar has now been created - make sure you check its checkbox so that it will actually appear

18 : To add your customized macro to the new toolbar, select it in the left window and then click the Button with the arrow pointing right

Select your macro


19 : you have now created a toolbar called "Camera"

20 : click the Close button

Close


21 : your new toolbar with its button is now displayed above the active window as well as in the toolbars' right-click menu

New Toolbar


22 : enjoy !



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