Creating a Flyout in AutoCAD

A flyout is a set of buttons nested under a single flyout button on a toolbar. Flyout buttons are defined by a black triangle in the lower-right corner. To create a flyout, you create the flyout button and associate an existing toolbar with it.

To create a flyout

  1. From the View menu, choose Toolbars.
  2. In the Toolbars dialog box, choose Customize.
  3. In the Customize Toolbars dialog box under Categories, select Custom.
  4. Drag the flyout icon (a small black triangle) from the Customize Toolbars dialog box to the destination toolbar. If you don’t have a destination toolbar, AutoCAD creates one when you drop the button anywhere except on another toolbar.
  5. Right-click the newly created flyout button.
  6. In the Flyout Properties dialog box under Associated Toolbar, select the toolbar to associate with the flyout. NOTE Always create a toolbar before you create a flyout. If you don’t associate a toolbar with the flyout button, AutoCAD issues a warning beep when you select the flyout button.
  7. Under Button Icon, select an icon for the flyout. You can modify the icon by choosing Edit to display the Button Editor. See the following section, “Editing Button Icons.”
  8. To display the icon you specified, do one of the following:
    • Select Show This Button’s Icon: Displays the icon you specified for the flyout. When you click the flyout, AutoCAD starts the command represented by the first button on the toolbar you associated with this flyout.
    • Clear Show This Button’s Icon: Displays the first button on the toolbar you associated with this flyout until you use a different button from the flyout, when that button is displayed.
  9. Choose Apply, and then close the dialog boxes.


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