Toolbars

Toolbars provide alternatives to menus for accessing application functions and drawing tools. See Application Menu or Drawing Tools for complete descriptions.

Menu Item Description and/or Menu Equivalent
Categories Groups commonly used drawing tools; Tools -> Line / Circle / Curve / Ellipse / Polyline / Select / Dimension / Modify and Info.
Circles Tools -> Circle.
Creators Access menu and toolbar Creators. Widgets -> Menu Creator / Toolbar Creator. Also see Customizing LibreCAD’s Interface.
Curves Tools -> Curve.
DefaultCustom Custom toolbar example.
Dimension Tools -> Dimension.
Dock Areas Widgets -> Dock Areas.
Edit Edit functions.
Ellipse Tools -> Ellipse.
File File operations.
Info Tools -> Info.
Line Tools -> Line.
Modify Tools -> Modify.
Order Reorder drawing entities. Tools -> Modify -> Order.
Pen Change entity color, width and / or style.
Polyline Tools -> Polyline.
Select Select entities. Tools -> Select.
Snap Selection See Snapping in The Coordinate System.
Tool Options Displays input boxes for the parameters required by the currently selected tool. This option should always be enabled.
View View options.

Other Toolbars

Important

Print Preview and Block operations require the use of the Tool Options toolbar as the are no menu or command line equivalencies. Ensure the Tool Option toolbar is enabled (Widgets -> Toolbars and check Tool Options).

Inserting Blocks

There are two block insert operations with corresponding Tool Option toolbars. For further details on using blocks refer to Blocks in the User Guides.

From Block List

The Block Insert capability can be expanded through the Tool Option bar features before the block is inserted.

Block insert tool option bar
Option Item Description
Angle Defines the angle of rotation, if any. See Angles in LibreCAD.
Factor Defines the scale factor, if any. It is the same scale factor as in Modify.
Array Defines the numbers of columns and rows to create a pattern of selected block. Otherwise keep 1 for columns and rows.
Spacing Defines the distance between each column of the array and the distance between each row. The distance is measured between 2 insertion points of 2 adjacent blocks.

From Block Library

Inserting a block from a library can be enhanced through the Tool Option bar features before the block is inserted.

Block from library insertion tool option bar
Option Item Description
Angle Defines the angle of rotation, if any. See Angles in LibreCAD.
Factor Defines the scale factor, if any. It is the same scale factor as in Modify.