LibreCAD Quick Start Guide/Customizing LibreCAD

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Modifying the visible aspects of LibreCAD

Resizing the drawing area

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The drawing area is basically an infinite two-dimensional space where the elements of the drawing are generated. The visible portion of the drawing area can be made larger or smaller by dragging the border to the right of the right scroll bar or the border below the bottom scroll bar. This effectively also changes the size of the displayed toolbars to the right and bottom of the drawing area.

Docking and undocking toolbars

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Each toolbar has a small grip at one end which can be used to move the toolbar or dock/undock it. Also, if you right-click on any toolbar, the shortcut menu lets you select which toolbars are currently visible.

Modifying your preferences for the entire application

Appearance

The default background color is black. In this example it has been changed to "white".

Preferences Appearance.jpg


Paths
Defaults

Modifying your preferences for the current drawing

"Paper" tab

"Units" tab

"Grid" tab

"Dimensions" tab

"Splines" tab