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.org
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The plugin performs 2 main functions:
- analyzing and batch editing Types in the current project
- comparing values of type parameters in two different projects.
The functions are located on separate tabs in the plugin window.
The plugin window consists of three tables: Types, Edit type parameters, and Instances.
When the plugin is started, the table Types is filled with the list of all Types of the current project. It contains the following mandatory columns:
Status – displays the presence of unsaved changes to the Type
Family – family name
Type – Type name
Category – category of elements (if any)
Elements – number of instances of the Type placed in the model
Using the button you can add additional columns to the table. The opened window will show the list of type parameters of all Types visible in the table:
The required parameter can be found using the quick search field, the button displays only the checked parameters, and unchecks all checked parameters.
Columns can be swapped by dragging them behind the header with the left mouse button. The contents of all columns can be sorted by clicking on the column name.
The Refresh button (refreshes the list of Types in the table) and filtering tools are located above the table:
- a field for a quick search for Type by family name without case
- drop-down list of element categories
- the Only used option allows you to display the that have at least one instance in the model
When selecting a Type, the table Edit type parameters become available in the right part of the plugin window.
At the top of the table is the Open editor in Revit button, which opens the Type Properties dialog box.
The left column of the table contains the type parameters of the selected Type, and the right column contains the values of the parameters. If you change the value of one or more parameters, you must click Accept to save the changes or Cancel to return to the original values. If you do not click any of the buttons, then in the Status column in the table Types there will be a color indication. It warns that the changes have not been applied.
If you select several Types in the list, the parameters common to all Types will be displayed in the right part of the plugin window. In this case, you can batch change the values of these parameters for the selected Types.
If you select one Type that has instances placed in the model, the table Instances is filled in at the bottom of the plugin window. It contains all instances of the selected Type. The column ID is present for all Types, the other columns correspond to the instance parameters of the placed elements.
By selecting one or more rows (using the Ctrl or Shift keys), the corresponding instances are selected in the model. When clicking on an instance ID, that instance will be selected and shown in the center of the screen, and the view on which the instance is located will be opened.
At the bottom of the plugin window there is a status bar displaying the total number of Types, the number of Types placed in the model, displayed and selected Types.
For the tab to work, at least two documents must be open.
The plugin window consists of the document selection area and two tables: Types and Type parameters.
First of all, in the drop-down lists Document 1 and Document 2 you should select the files whose Types you want to compare. The lists include all open documents except family documents, as well as linked files of open documents. Next, click Compare.
The table Types contains Types that are the same for both projects, but whose parameter values are different.
Filtering tools are located above the table:
- a field for a quick search for Type by name without case
- drop-down list of available element categories
When you select a Type in the list, the table Type parameters become active. The family name and the name of the Type for which the parameter values are compared are displayed above table. The table contains the list of type parameters and their values in Document 1 and Document 2. The rows where the values differ are highlighted in green color.
The status bar shows the total number of Types, the number of displayed Types and the number of changes.