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Working with Sticky Panels in AutoCAD

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by sunithbabu on September 7, 2013

In this tip you will learn more about Sticky Panels in AutoCAD. Sticky Panels are created when any panel within the Ribbon Bar are removed and moved into the drawing window. Let’s see some of tips related to Sticky Panels in AutoCAD.

Working with Sticky Panels in AutoCAD Software

Let’s consider a simple example. When you open AutoCAD Software, you will notice the Home Tab appears by default. Now when we drag the Draw Panel from Home Tab, the Draw Panel floats in the GUI, this type of floating panels are called Sticky Panels in AutoCAD.

Now let’s see the options you can use when Working with Sticky Panels in AutoCAD.

By pulling the draw panel within the drawing environment, the repeated mouse movement to the ribbon can be avoided and this can enhance productivity to some extent.

Working with Skicky Panel in AutoCAD

As you can notice, the cursor ( within the circle ) is used to pull the draw panel and the modify panel adjusts within the Home Tab. Now the draw panel is independent to move within the GUI.

Draw Sticky Panel in AutoCAD

A user can make use of the commands within the Draw Panel even when using other tabs and panels. This provides greater flexibility in drawing, when repeatedly using the Line Command.

The Hidden Commands  in the draw sticky panel can be accessed by clicking on the arrow

hidden command in autocad sticky panel

 

Alternatively you can expand the hidden commands horizontally or vertically by clicking on Option 2.

sticky panel options in autocad

Option 1 : Dock Back to Ribbon Bar. Option 2 : Expand Horizontal / Vertical

 

sticky panel movement in autocad

 

You can move the draw panel back to its original location by clicking on option 1 even when the home tab is not active.

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Swathanthra Kumar K.P. September 7, 2013 at 5:14 am

Good one

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