CATIA V5-6 Tip: How to Customize Your Toolbars and Reset the Position of a Toolbar

By Natasha Reaves


There are many workbenches in CATIA. Each workbench has several toolbars available to suit your requirements and preferences. Depending on your monitor size and display resolution, your screen might not be able to display all the available toolbars. Fortunately, in CATIA you can customize the toolbars.

To launch a toolbar, select View tab > Toolbars, as shown:


The  Image2_check  next to the name of the toolbar indicates that the toolbar is launched. To remove a toolbar, select the  Image2_check  to clear the icon. Do not use the Image2_5_close icon in the toolbar, because doing so may remove the toolbar entirely from the screen. 


To restore the original positions of a toolbar, select the Tools tab > Customize > Toolbars (tab) > Image4_restore-position  button, as shown: 


Each toolbar contains a separator ( Image6_horizonrtal-separaterImage7_verticaltal-separater ). You can detach a toolbar from the application window by dragging its separator to a different location in the screen.

If more toolbars are launched than can be shown in the graphics window, double arrows appear at the corner of the screen, indicating that additional tools are available but are not visible.

An example image showing double arrows is shown here:Image9_double-arrows

Either the separators or the double arrows can be used to reposition the toolbars on the screen.



More information about this topic can be found in our CATIA V5-6 Introduction to Modeling course.


About the Author

Natasha Reaves

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>As a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Natasha served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a mechanical designer for a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer. Her love of CAD manifests at Rand 3D, where she enjoys teaching Creo Parametric and CATIA training classes. She holds certification from Dassault Systèmes as a CATIA V5 Expert Mechanical Designer and Certified Surface Design Associate.

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