In this exercise, you will create a tool palette, and then save the assemblies that are included in the sample drawing.
For more information, see the AutoCAD Civil 3D Help topic Sharing Assemblies.
Create a tool palette
- Open Assembly-3a.dwg, which is available in the
tutorials drawings folder
This drawing contains an existing ground surface, and centerline alignments and polylines that define a proposed 50-ft right-of-way.
- If the containing the subassemblies is not visible, click tab panel .
- In the tool palette, right-click the control bar. Click .
- Right-click the control bar. Click .
A new tool palette named New Palette is created.
- Replace the New Palette name with Tutorial Assemblies.
Save assemblies to a tool palette
- Zoom in to the assemblies on the right-hand side of the surface.
- On the Proposed Road assembly, select the baseline.
Do not use the grips to drag the baseline marker.
- Click the bottom of the baseline marker. Drag the baseline onto the Tutorial Assemblies tool palette.
The image and name of the assembly are displayed on the tool palette.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the remaining three assemblies.
- On the Tutorial Assemblies tool palette, right-click an empty area. Click .
- In the dialog box, move the slider to the right to increase the size of the images on the tool palette. Click .
- On the Tutorial Assemblies tool palette, hover the cursor over the Curb Return Left (CR-L) assembly.
Notice that a tooltip is displayed. The tooltip text is automatically generated from the description of the original assembly.
To see the original assembly description, right-click the assembly in on the tab. Select . The description appears in the dialog box on the tab.
To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 2: Copying Assemblies to a Tool Catalog.