I had this question a while back: ”I had a lot of AutoCAD block files, and have to drag each one to my tool pallete. I waste a lot of time dragging it for each client. Can I just create the tool palettes from AutoCAD Block Libraries with a few click? And it’s not easy to create them for each client computer!”
Yes. You can create one pallete as a standard, and then export the setting into a file (.xtp). Then you can import it to another client. But remember. This setting is pointing to a specific location. Either you put it on a server or on local drive. You’ve got to have the same location on every machine!
Another way to do this is by placing the palettes support folder in a server and share them to your users. See the possibility and ability to lock the palettes here. But some people response said this is quite buggy and not as smooth as enterprise CUI.
I have another workaround: why don’t you put all your block in the same category into one file?
If you have use MicroStation, this is similar to cell library. What is the advantage? You have less file to manage. It means easier. This is one good use of it: creating pallete from design center.
Press [ctrl] + 2 to open design center. If this is the first time you use Design Center, it should point to sample files. If not, you can open the folder in
X: > Program Files > Autodesk > YOUR AUTOCAD VERSION >Sample > DesignCenter
Design center works as your window explorer.
Right click on one file, for example welding.dwg. Expand the file by clicking + icon on the left side of the file. You will find blocks as it’s sub object. Right click, then choose create tool pallete.
Your pallete will be created and added. It is easier, especially if your user map a network drive. You don’t have to set exact target for each client!