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Create New Command

Add custom command to the nanoCAD interface.

Custom command should be loaded with Tools – Application > Load application… and should be automatically loaded for each new nanoCAD session


1.    Call Create command context menu in the command list.

2.    Set command parameters in a Create command dialog box.

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3.    Set new command parameters in the Create command dialog box. The highlighted fields are mandator for filling.


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Command parameters:


Element identifier.


The name of loaded command.

It can contain the following symbols: A-Z, 0-9, ), (, _, #, $. No spaces.

Intername often fits with UID.

Localized name

Localized name of command.

It can contain national characters and the following symbols: A-Z, 0-9, ), (, _, #, $. No spaces.

Execution context

Select Document if the command should work on opened document.

Select Application to use command when no opened document.


Priority of command when several commands run at once.

Lowest weight has the highest priority

Full name

Full name of the command. Often coinsides with the Display name.

Display name

The name of command, displayed in menu.

Tooltip text

Displayed when cursor pointing to the object.

Status text

Text in the command line.

Bitmap DLL

DLL-file containing the command.


Icon of command, displayed on toolbars and menus.

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The command appears in the list of tools in the right part of the Customize user interface dialog. It can be placed in the menu, toolbar or command line.


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