You can save and share a tool palette or tool palette group by exporting it or importing it as a file.
You can save and share a tool palette by exporting it or importing it as a tool palette file. Tool palette files have an .xtp file extension.
Similarly, you can save and share a tool palette group by exporting it or importing it as a palette group file. Tool palette files have an .xpg file extension.
In some cases, when you export a customized tool palette, an image folder with the same name as the exported tool palette is automatically created in the same location as the XTP file. This image folder contains the icon images used on the exported tool palette. The folder is created when you export a tool palette that contains any of the following items:
When you import a customized tool palette, this image folder must be in the same location as the imported XTP file in order for the icons to appear on the tool palette.
Tool palettes can be used only in the version of AutoCAD in which they were created. For example, you cannot use a tool palette that was created in AutoCAD 2008 in AutoCAD 2005.
The default path for tool palette files is set on the Files tab of the Options dialog box under Tool Palettes File Locations.
Tool palette groups are saved in profiles.
If you send tool palettes to someone who uses AutoCAD LT, note that some tools created in AutoCAD do not behave the same way or work in AutoCAD LT. Note the following limitations: