CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 3241 

CAD tip CAD tip # 10808:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

How to make transparent icons for my CUI ribbon in AutoCAD 2017.

A - answer AutoCAD version 2017 dropped support for the "transparent" RGB color 192/192/192 in BMP files. You need to use true transparent PNG bitmaps for your custom icons.

You can batch-convert your existing BMP icon files to transparent PNG files using the IrfanView viewer (free) or any other bitmap editor. Use the following command line to convert the BMP with IrfanView:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" MyIcon.BMP /transpcolor=(192,192,192) /convert MyIcon.PNG

You can even leave the original icon names in your .cuix file - any PNG-format picture file renamed to the .BMP extension will load smoothly into your AutoCAD 2017 ribbon.

100% *  CAD 
24.3.2016    2155x  
Comments   Tell a friend

See also:
Tip 10062:Empty (white/transparent) Quick Access Toolbar - QAT.
Tip 6910:An alternative way of switching layouts.
Tip 6546:How to set transparent color for my own AutoCAD icons?
Tip 6159:Subscribing CAD Forum and CAD Studio web contents directly in the AutoCAD window.

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

How to make an Inventor assembly component transparent? « | » What features are not available in the 32-bit version of AutoCAD 2017 and 2016?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Use Google Earth images in your AutoCAD projects with the Plex.Earth Tools More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.