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Chapter 1: Getting to Know AutoCAD > Using the Toolbars

Using the Toolbars

The AutoCAD toolbars have essentially been replaced by the Ribbon or other features, so we’ll touch on them only briefly here. Toolbars, like the Ribbon panels, are collections of tools grouped by similar tasks. Like the Ribbon itself, any toolbar can be displayed or hidden without affecting the others, and they can all be docked to a side or the top of the drawing area or float freely.

Although the Ribbon has largely filled the role toolbars once played inside the software, some tools are still found only on toolbars. For this reason, some opt to build a hybrid workspace utilizing both toolbars and the Ribbon in tandem. A popular example of where this functionality may prove helpful is the Object Snap toolbar, which lacks a Ribbon equivalent.


  

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