You can customize a delivered ribbon group pop-up or create a new one as desired. In this blog we will do both, customize a delivered ribbon group pop-up and create a new one. Keeping in mind the typical drafting tools for a roadway designer we will customize the ribbon group pop-up. You can download the sample file (test.dgnlib) containing the customizations explained in this blog from here. You can save it at a path pointed by the configuration variable MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST.
Following is the workflow for the same:
Note: To remove unwanted tools from the panels, you can right click on the tool name and select Remove. To add additional horizontal panels, you can select Popup Main panel and click the New Panel icon.
The above workflow is demonstrated in the video below:
Let us now see an example where we will create a new pop-up group instead of modifying an existing one.
Panel 1 – Attributes, Groups, Manipulate, Modify, Primary, Placement.
Panel 2 – Copy, Move, Move Parallel, Place Label, Place Note, Place Named Boundary, Rotate.
Panel 3 – Selection, Patterns, Detailing, Text, Dimensioning, Measure.
In the ribbon group pop-up, you can also add a dialog launcher for any desired tool. For example, if you want to add a dialog launcher for Saved Views to the Roadway Tools pop-up group, following is the procedure:
Launcher Key-in – DIALOG NAMEDVIEWS
Launcher Label – Saved Views
You will see the dialog launcher icon in the bottom right corner of the pop-up, selecting which will open the Saved Views dialog.
Now let us see how to assign a keyboard shortcut to the newly created popup group.
Observe that when you press the ‘/’ key, the new ribbon group pop-up is displayed.
In case you need to undo changes to the ribbon group popups you can select the Pop-up group and click Revert in the Customize Ribbon dialog.