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Fold Panel

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04-10-2013 09:11 AM
What is a "Fold Panel" in the Ribbon. I can't find any information on it in the documentation?

Fold panels are the little "drop down" arrow in the middle of the panel.  They allow you to hide UI elements which aren't used that often.  For example, the Annotation panel has tools to place text and dimensions; if you "unfold" the panel you see the dropdown lists of styles and buttons for opening the style editors.

Actually "folding" describes what happens to a ribbon panel when the size of the AutoCAD window or the number of panels on the ribbon changes. They will "fold" or "unfold" horizontally to fill up the available space.

 

See p. 3 in Lynn Allen's AutoCAD 2011 Tips & Tricks (PDF link).

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Re: Fold Panel

04-10-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: aci_cad

Are you in Inventor bychance? Is there also an Unfold option? If so, it is used to flatten a sheet metal part (if it was made a certain way) so that bends can be added (at least this is the way it works in Solidworks)...

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Re: Fold Panel

04-10-2013 10:52 AM in reply to: aci_cad

Fold panels are the little "drop down" arrow in the middle of the panel.  They allow you to hide UI elements which aren't used that often.  For example, the Annotation panel has tools to place text and dimensions; if you "unfold" the panel you see the dropdown lists of styles and buttons for opening the style editors.

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Re: Fold Panel

04-10-2013 11:33 AM in reply to: aci_cad

Actually "folding" describes what happens to a ribbon panel when the size of the AutoCAD window or the number of panels on the ribbon changes. They will "fold" or "unfold" horizontally to fill up the available space.

 

See p. 3 in Lynn Allen's AutoCAD 2011 Tips & Tricks (PDF link).

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Re: Fold Panel

04-18-2014 01:40 AM in reply to: dgorsman
folding panels is a panel that can be folded. check the attached eco portable solar panel, this is when the solar panel is folded.
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