Drawing layout manager displayed in the palette
About files with the extension .mpifThe 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.org
- ModPlus menu
- ModPlus palette
- AutoCAD ribbon
- Command line: _mpLayoutManager
When the plugin starts, the layout manager opens in the form of an AutoCAD palette:
Layouts in the palette can be interchanged by simply dragging and holding the left mouse button.
The top of the palette contains several buttons:
- create a new layout. If in the plugin settings (see below) the Request name when creating a layout option is enabled, a window for specifying a name for a new sheet will be displayed: - Launching the standard AutoCAD function - Creating layout from template. - Opens the plugin settings window:
When right-clicking in a list of layouts on a layout, a context menu appears:
Open - switch to selected layout
Delete - delete one or more selected layouts
Rename - a window will open in which the current layout name is displayed and a field for entering a new layout name:
Move/Copy - a window for moving/copying the selected layout opens, similar to the standard AutoCAD window:
Layout settings manager, Print and Export Layout to Model - launch the corresponding AutoCAD functions. For these items to be active, the selected layout must be active.