Context Toolbars

When you select items in the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree, context toolbars appear and provide access to frequently performed actions for that context.

The tools in the context toolbar are a subset of items previously found on the shortcut menus.

You can right-click while the context toolbar is displayed and see the additional menu items that relate to the currently selected item.

Context toolbars are available for parts, assemblies, and sketches.

You can use the keyboard to access tools in shortcut menus and context toolbars in the graphics area.

Shift +F10 or menu key Opens the shortcut menu.
Arrow keys Navigates through the menu and toolbar items.
When a context toolbar appears on its own in the graphics area (without a shortcut menu), the context toolbar does not support keyboard navigation.
Enter Executes the selected menu item or tool.
Esc Dismisses the shortcut menu, context toolbar, or a tool's menu.

Turning the Display of Context Toolbars On or Off

To turn the display of context toolbars on or off:

  1. Open a part, assembly, or drawing document.
  2. Click Tools > Customize, or right-click at the top or bottom of the window and select Customize.
  3. On the Toolbars tab, set the Context toolbar settings:
    Show on selection Context toolbar displays when a selection is made.
    Show in shortcut menu Context toolbar displays when you right click to display a shortcut menu.
    Both settings cleared Context toolbar does not display. Commands from the toolbar are listed in the shortcut menu.
  4. Click OK.