Note

This manual is for LibreCAD’s stable release version 2.2.0.

Toolbars

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

Toolbars can be moved any where on the display and left floating, or docked to any of the four sides of the drawing window, similar to Dock Widgets. Unlike Dock Widgets, icons on a Toolbar are a single row when floating or docked to the top or bottom of the drawing window and verticle when docked to either side. Also, Toolbars cannot be resized.

Drawing Tools Toolbars

Menu Item

Description and/or Menu Equivalent

Categories

Groups commonly used drawing tools; Tools -> Line / Circle / Curve / Ellipse / Polyline / Select / Dimension / Modify and Info. Clicking an icon will display the drawing tool in the category. See Drawing Tools for details on each tool.

Toolbar:
tlbar01

Circles

Drawing tools for circles. See Tools -> Circle.

Toolbar:
tlbar02

Creators

Access menu and toolbar creators to modify LibreCAD’s interface. Widgets -> Menu Creator / Toolbar Creator. Also see Customizing LibreCAD’s Interface.

Toolbar:
tlbar03

Curves

Drawing tools for curves. See Tools -> Curve.

Toolbar:
tlbar04

DefaultCustom

Custom toolbar example. Includes MText, Hatch, Insert Image, Create Block, and Points.

Toolbar:
tlbar05

Dimension

Drawing tools for dimensioning. See Tools -> Dimension.

Toolbar:
tlbar06

Dock Areas

Show or hide widgets. Widgets -> Dock Areas. See Dock Widget Areas.

Toolbar:
tlbar07

Edit

Edit functions; select, Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy and Paste.

Toolbar:
tlbar08

Ellipse

Drawing tools for ellipses. See Tools -> Ellipse.

Toolbar:
tlbar09

File

File operations.

Toolbar:
tlbar10

Info

Tools for determinig information about entities. See Tools -> Info.

Toolbar:
tlbar11

Line

Drawing tools for lines. See Tools -> Line.

Toolbar:
tlbar12

Modify

Drawing tools to modify entities. See Tools -> Modify.

Toolbar:
tlbar13

Order

Reorder drawing entities. See Tools -> Modify -> Order.

Toolbar:
tlbar14

Pen

Change entity color, width and / or line type. Pen attributes.

Toolbar:
tlbar15

Polyline

Drawing tools for Polylines. See Tools -> Polyline.

Toolbar:
tlbar16

Select

Select entities. See Tools -> Select.

Toolbar:
tlbar17

Snap Selection

Toggle snap tools off/on. See Snapping.

Toolbar:
tlbar18

Tool Options

Displays input boxes for the parameters required by the currently selected tool. See Tool Options below. This option should always be enabled.

Toolbar:
Varies by tool selected. See Drawing Tools.

View

Toggle grid and draft mode, force redraw, and select zoom. See View options.

Toolbar:
tlbar19

Tool Options

A variety of LibreCAD’s tools require additional parameters or have options that are shown on the Tool Options toolbar. Several drawing tools use tool options. Those toolbars are shown in the Drawing Tools reference. Two additional operations that require the use of the Tool Options toolbar are Print Preview and block operations.

Important

Print Preview and Block operations require the use of the Tool Options toolbar as there are no menu or command line equivalencies. Ensure the Tool Option toolbar is enabled.

The Tool Options toolbar should always be enabled. If the tool options do not appear, from the menu select Widgets -> Toolbar and enable Tool Options (place checkmark in checkbox). If using the command line, the same tool options are available via a command line prompt or the Tool Options toolbar.

Block Operations Tool Options

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.