||This task shows how to customize a
toolbar by dragging and dropping a command onto the toolbar to add the
command, and dragging a command away from a toolbar to delete the command.
||Before you begin, note that:
- the View toolbar cannot be customized
- you cannot drag and drop local commands onto global toolbars (for
instance, you cannot drag and drop the Pad command onto the
Standard toolbar). If you try to do so, the symbol
is displayed to indicate
that this action is forbidden.
Select Tools > Customize or right-click any icon in any
toolbar then select Customize to open the Customize
|The dialog box contains
the following tabs:
- Start Menu: customizes the Start menu
and workbench access icons (as described in
Accessing the Navigation Tools)
- User Workbenches: lets you create your own
- Toolbars: lists the currently visible toolbars
- Commands: lists the commands you can drag and drop
onto a toolbar
- Options: contains general customization options.
- With the Toolbars tab open,
double-clicking any icon highlights, in the toolbars list, the
toolbar the icon belongs to.
Double-clicking a toolbar also highlights the toolbar name,
allowing you to identify it. However, for toolbars displayed in the
bottom part of the workbench (such as the Standard
toolbar), you must double-click the bottom of the toolbar and
for toolbars displayed on the right side of the workbench, you must double-click the right part of the toolbar.
Otherwise, double-clicking the toolbar undocks it but does not
highlight its name in the list.
- Double-clicking an undocked toolbar redocks it at the
place where it has been previously docked (if relevant).
- Toolbars that have never been redocked using drag and
drop are displayed in a docking bar in their creation order.
Click the Commands tab to
list the commands available.
|The Categories list allows you to filter
the listed commands by category: the category is the name of the
menu in the menu bar.
For example, selecting the Edit
category in the Categories list displays in the commands
list all the commands likely to appear on the Edit menu.
|The category All Commands lists all
commands available for the workshop you are working in as well as
global commands (e.g. Open, Save, etc.).
you created macros, the macro names are also listed. You can then
add macros to a toolbar.
Select a command from the command list.
|In this example, the Capture... command
has been selected. Note that the icon for the command is displayed
at the bottom of the dialog box, along with a short help message
explaining the role of the icon.
Drag the command from the command list to the toolbar to
which you want to add the command.
Drop the command onto the desired toolbar.
|In our example, the icon
for the Image Capture... command has been added to the
||Note that this does
not apply to icon boxes which cannot be customized.
To delete a command from a toolbar using the
drag-and-drop mechanism, drag the command and drop it back inside the
list of commands in the Customize dialog box.
|You can also drag and drop commands which do not
have icons: in this case, the command name appears in the toolbar.
|Your customization is stored automatically in the
FrameConfig.CATSettings file: you recover it if you exit then
restart. For more information about settings, refer to
If you intend to acquire or remove licenses using
Tools > Options > General > Shareable Products, do not forget to
first exit then restart your Version 5 session before accessing this tab
in order to recover your customization.
Acquiring or releasing shareable products implies that all the toolbars
and menus are regenerated. The user interface is recomputed using the
last settings saved and therefore, if your customization has not been
previously saved, it will be lost.
More about dragging and dropping icons
It is not recommended to drag and drop a Version 5 icon onto another
application (such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc.): in that
case, the dropped icon disappears from your Version 5 session and the only
way to restore it is to select Tools > Customize then follow the
steps detailed in this scenario.
Working with ENOVIA LCA: Optimal CATIA PLM
The Safe Save mode prevents the user from creating or
editing data in CATIA that cannot be correctly saved in ENOVIA V5.
Working in this mode means that certain commands are unavailable (i.e.
grayed out) as you enter the workbench.
However, these unavailable commands are not grayed out when displaying
the list of commands using Tools > Customize. As a consequence,
if you drag and drop one of these commands onto a toolbar then use it, bear
in mind that the created data will not be saved in ENOVIA V5.
For detailed information on the interoperability between CATIA and
ENOVIA, refer to the Version 5 - ENOVIA-CATIA Interoperability User's