Use buttons on toolbars to start commands, display flyout toolbars, and display tooltips. You can display or hide, dock, and resize toolbars.

Toolbars contain buttons that start commands. When you move your mouse or pointing device over a toolbar button, the tooltip displays the name of the button. Buttons with a small black triangle in the lower-right corner are flyout toolbars that contain related commands. With the cursor over the icon, hold down the left button on your mouse until the flyout toolbar is displayed.

The Standard toolbar at the top of the drawing area is displayed by default. This toolbar is similar to those found in Microsoft. Office programs. It contains frequently used AutoCAD. commands such as PROPERTIES, PAN, and ZOOM, as well as Microsoft Office standard commands such as New, Open, and Save.

Display or Hide, Dock, and Resize Toolbars

AutoCAD initially displays several toolbars such as

You can display or hide these toolbars and additional ones, and you can save your selections as a workspace. You can also create your own toolbars.

A toolbar can be floating or docked. A floating toolbar is located anywhere in the drawing area, and you can drag a floating toolbar to a new location, resize it, or dock it. A docked toolbar is attached to any edge of the drawing area. You can move a docked toolbar by dragging it to a new docking location.

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