Newsletter: December 2011
Did you know that CADopia 11 comes with a Tool Matrix feature ? You can open the Tool Matrix and create your own tool chest of frequently used toolbars, which can float or dock on the drawing screen.
To display the Tool Matrix, right click the menu bar or a docked toolbar and select Tool Matrix. Or, type toolmatrix at the command bar. When you open the Tool Matrix the first time, it is an empty panel.
You can drag toolbars onto the Tool Matrix.
To place a toolbar on the Tool Matrix, click the handle on the left of a toolbar and drag the toolbar onto the Tool Matrix. The picture below shows the Draw and Modify toolbars in the tool matrix.
To remove a toolbar from the Tool Matrix:
Click the title of the toolbar, and drag the toolbar onto the graphics area (to float it) or to a margin of the program's desktop (to dock it).
To rearrange toolbars on the Tool Matrix:
Click the toolbar title and drag the toolbar onto the Tool Matrix.
To collapse a toolbar on the Tool Matrix:
Click Collapse on the toolbar.
The icons of the corresponding toolbar are hidden. The toolbar is still part of the Tool Matrix as shown below.
The Tool Matrix minimizes to a two column panel. The toolbars are arranged as drop-down icon menus.
Click on the toolbar to expand the menu. This shows the corresponding toolbar and makes the icons available.
You can dock the Tool Matrix just like any other toolbar.
Right-click the menu bar or a docked toolbar and clear Tool Matrix to hide the Tool Matrix.
To take the toolbars out of the tool matrix, you simply drag out the toolbar from the Tool Matrix on to the graphics area.
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