If you are an AutoCAD tool palettes fan, you probably have many custom palettes and command inside it. It is a quick way to access your block library, custom macro, action recorder macro and more. If you already spent some time to customize it, you will want to have it when you use other computer.
The question is, how can we transfer them to AutoCAD on other computer?
The quick way, you can use Migrate Custom Settings tools or Online Sync as explained in our older article here. It will transfer and sync all AutoCAD customization so you will see the same settings on both computers.
However, that tool will copy every AutoCAD customization. When you only need to copy one or more palettes without other customizations, this is not the right way to go.
You can export and import only tool palettes by using Customize Palette.
Click the tool palette properties icon as show below. Choose Customize Palette from the menu.
AutoCAD will open Customize Palette dialog box. Now from the list, right click above the Palette you want to copy. Choose export from context menu.
AutoCAD will ask you to save the file as .xtp format. Choose the folder where you want to save this file.
As you probably have guessed, now you can copy this file to other computer. Repeat the procedure, but on the target computer choose import in Customize Palette dialog.
About block palettes
If you want to export palettes to access AutoCAD blocks, you need to copy all the block as well. Remember, tool palettes only provide shortcut to insert your block. But it doesn’t save the block definition. The block definition is still in the AutoCAD drawing, where you created it.