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The Lyons' Share Video Tip - Creating a Custom Toolbar
Once you’ve been using DraftSight for a while, you may realize that you only use certain select icons from all of the various toolbars available.  An excellent productivity tip is to create your own custom toolbar with just the icons that you need to do your work.  Watch this video to discover how to make a custom toolbar in DraftSight.

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Isolating Layers
Use the IsolateLayer command to isolate Layers by hiding Layers. When you hide Layers, you cannot edit entities on these Layers. For sheet Viewports, you can determine whether Layers are turned off or frozen. To reverse the Layer isolation, use the UnisolateLayer command.

Getting Help
If you need help with a command in DraftSight or if you would like to know what a particular option does, there is a quick way to get help.  Start the command that you need help with and press the F1 key on your keyboard.  This will bring you to the help page for that command.

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The glove boxes for the nuclear industry – the kind you see in science fiction movies where the handlers are wearing white hooded suits – have various functions. Byers Precision Fabricators uses DraftSight to read and modify DWG and DXF files for their laser cutters and punch machines.

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