To Create a Tool From an Object or Image

Use this method add an object, dimension, block, hatch, fill, raster image, xref, table, or (if available) 3D properties to a tool palette.

  1. If the Tool Palettes window is not open, click View tab Palettes panel Tool Palettes. Find
  2. Select the object you want to convert to a tool. Then, click the image again (avoid selecting a grip) and drag it to a tool palette.

    A black bar on the palette indicates the placement.

  3. Note: As you drag an object onto a tool palette, you can switch to a different tab by hovering over the tab for a few seconds.