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Standard toolbar TOOLPALETTES To use a tool created from a gradient fill 1 On a tool palette, click a gradient fill tool and drag it to an object in the drawing. 2 Release the mouse button to apply the gradient fill to the object. The gradient fill you create will have the same style and properties as the tool you selected from the tool palette. Standard toolbar 26 | Chapter 3 Menus, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes TOOLPALETTES To use a tool created from a block, xref, or raster image 1 On a tool palette, click the block, xref, or raster image you want to insert into your drawing.

Gradient fill tools switch to hatch tools in AutoCAD LT. ■ Raster image tools do not work in AutoCAD LT. NOTE If a tool palette file is set with a read-only attribute, a lock icon is displayed in a lower corner of the tool palette. This indicates that you cannot modify the tool palette beyond changing its display settings and rearranging the icons. See also: “Save and Restore Profiles” on page 87 Toolbars Use buttons on toolbars to start commands, display flyout toolbars, and display tooltips.

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: ■ The color property of tools that use a color other than an AutoCAD Color Index (ACI) color convert to ByLayer in AutoCAD LT. ■ Gradient fill tools switch to hatch tools in AutoCAD LT. ■ Raster image tools do not work in AutoCAD LT. NOTE If a tool palette file is set with a read-only attribute, a lock icon is displayed in a lower corner of the tool palette.

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