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    Pekshev Alexander
    Plugin of inserting in the drawing formats according to GOST 2.301-68/ISO 2016


    About files with the extension .mpif

    The file with the .mpif extension is a special installation file of the ModPlus (ModPlus Install File).
    These files allow you to install and update all ModPlus components using the auto-update module in case you do not have access to the internet or


    • ModPlus menu
    • ModPlus palette
    • AutoCAD ribbon
    • Command line: _mpFormats


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    Formats are inserted in the form of a block with a special label in the extended data. A label in the extended data is required to define the formats with other plugins (for example, Sheet Numbering). Therefore, you should not insert the formats with standard means of inserting a block into AutoCAD. Plugin allows you to add title blocks to the format - for this you need to install and at least once started the plugin Title blocks


    GOST 2.301-68


    Format/multiplicity - drop-down lists for selecting the format and multiplicity by GOST.

    Sheet orientation - format orientation - portrait or landscape.

    Side of multiplicity - specifies the side by which the format will be increased if the multiplicity is greater than one.

    Compliance with GOST table - the sizes of formats at multiplicity more than 1 are taken by multiplication of the parties of a format with multiplicity 1 on size of multiplicity that corresponds to limiting deviations in table 3 (paragraph 6). When you check the box, the sizes of the formats will be taken in full accordance with table 2 (paragraph 5). For example, the format A4x5 without the check mark will be 297x1050, and with the check - 297x1051

    ISO 216


    Format - drop-down list for selecting the format.

    Sheet orientation - format orientation - portrait or landscape.

    Manual input


    Lenght of the format, mm - field for entering the length of the format in millimeters.

    Width of the format, mm - a field for entering the width of the format in millimeters.

    General properties

    "Copied" - adds to the label the inscription "Copied".

    Text style - setting a text style that will be used for text in the format and stamp.

    Bottom frame: 5mm or 10mm - choose the bottom frame for A3 and A4 formats.

    Format scale: - Scaling formats when inserting. Read more in article

    Content of the format

    On the graphical representation of the format you can specify additionally added data - side inscriptions, a field for the page number in the volume and a stamp.
    When the "Stamp" check box is selected, the controls for setting the stamp are displayed in the right part of the window. Settings are similar to the plugin Stamps


    Insert - go to AutoCAD to select the insertion point:
    Insertion point:
    Specifying the insertion point.

    Replace - go to AutoCad to select the format and replace it with the current one:
    Choose a replacement format:
    Selecting the block. The block must be a format created by this function previously.

    Create layout - Create a new layout with an insert in it

Pekshev Alexander

Pekshev Alexander


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