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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.

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See also:
Tip 13557:How to create an image with transparent background in Fusion 360?
Tip 10062:Empty (white/transparent) Quick Access Toolbar - QAT.
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.

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