About-Controlling-the-Appearance-of-Palettes

About Controlling the Appearance of Palettes

About Controlling the Appearance of Palettes

You can use workspaces to control the display and appearance of palettes.

Many palettes, known as secondary windows, can be set to dock, anchor, or float in
the application window. You can define the size, location, or appearance of these
windows by changing their properties in a workspace. The palettes available in the
program include:

  • Command Line
  • DesignCenter
  • External References
  • Layer Properties Manager
  • Markup Set Manager
  • Properties
  • QuickCalc
  • Ribbon
  • Tool Palette
  • Sheet Set Manager
  • Design Feed

(the following palettes are not available in AutoCAD LT)

  • Advanced Render Settings
  • dbConnect Manager
  • Lights in Model
  • Material Browser
  • Material Editor
  • Sun Properties
  • Visual Styles Manager

For example, the following table explains the default property settings for the Tool
Palettes window in the Drafting & Annotation workspace. To display these property
settings in the CUI editor, select the Drafting & Annotation workspace in the Customizations
In pane, expand Palettes in the Workspace Contents pane, select Tool Palette, and
then look at the settings in the Properties pane.

Properties for the Tool Palettes window under the Drafting & Annotation workspace

Properties pane item

Description

Example

Show

Controls the visibility state of the palette.

No

Orientation

Controls the docking or floating state of the palette. Some palettes such as the Command
Line do not support all the possible docking locations.

Do not change

Allow Docking

Controls whether you can dock the palette by dragging it to one of the designated
docking areas.

Do not change

Auto Hide

Controls whether the palette rolls up when not in use.

Do not change

Use Transparency

Controls whether the palette appears transparent.

Do not change

Transparency Amount

Controls the level of opacity for the palette. The valid range is 0 through 100. This
setting is not supported by every palette.

0

Default Group

Controls which tool palette group should be displayed in the Tool Palettes window
when the workspace is restored or set current.

 

Height

Specifies the palette’s height when it is floating.

0

Width

Specifies the palette’s width when it is floating.

0

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