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sdunn

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Autocad 2020 tool palettes in .bundle deployment
« on: May 29, 2020, 05:46:32 PM »
Does anyone have experience with a .bundle deployment that uses tool palettes in Civil 3d 2020?  I have tried follow the directions on this blog: https://adndevblog.typepad.com/autocad/2012/04/autoloadertool-palette-support.html

The autoloader is creating the support paths and the palettes are visible but are blank.  I think this is due to the original palette names still being in the AcTpCatalog.atc file. 

If this method doesn't work, is there a way to add tool palettes and groups using code?

Thank you,
Stacy


Jeff_M

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Re: Autocad 2020 tool palettes in .bundle deployment
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 11:28:58 AM »
Stacy, what I found is that even though the Palette still shows up, empty, where you had it, if you use the Customize Palettes tool you will find that the Palette is not included in the Palette Group. It is, however, listed under the available Palettes. Drag that to the Group you want it in and it will be populated as expected. I'm not sure how to automate this.

What this means is that even though we can include the Palette in the .bundle, the user still needs to add it to the desired Palette Group.  However, what this does allow is that you can make changes to the Palette and those edits should be reflected should be reflected for anyone using the bundle the next time it is loaded. Make sense?

sdunn

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Re: Autocad 2020 tool palettes in .bundle deployment
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 07:28:55 PM »
Jeff,

That does make sense.  I think there is a way to automate adding the palettes to a group, but the time for me to figure that out is more than me making a instruction sheet for the less capable users.

Thank you for your help.

Stacy