Ribbon bar organizes tools in a series of Panels which are grouped in different Tabs.
The image illustrates how a typical ribbon looks and what are the names of its main part.
The ribbon menu provides a compact palette of the main tools necessary to create or modify the project.
The number of tabs and their order depends on the current workspace and is defined in the Ribbon node of the workspace.
Application Menu - The application menu or File menu provides access to common file actions, such as New, Open, Save, Import, Export and Print. Application menu displays the list of recently opened projects.
Ribbon Tab - the main part of a ribbon. Contains the tab pages of the ribbon, the application menu, the ribbon collapse button and the optional ribbon search box and additional (top right) content of the ribbon.
Additional Content - the content next to the search button. This contains the help button and support tools.
Ribbon Group - The ribbon group is the container in which ribbon buttons, menus, check boxes, combo boxes and other tools are placed.
Ribbon Button - Pressing a button you can execute ARCHLine.xP commands.
View Control Bar - Provides quick access to rules to control the display of elements in different views. By default is located below the ribbon bar.
Quick Access Toolbar
The”Quick Access Toolbar” is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab on the ribbon that is currently displayed. You can move the Quick Access Toolbar above or below the ribbon, and you can add buttons that represent commands to the Quick Access Toolbar. To move the Quick Access toolbar, right click on Quick Access Toolbar and click on Place Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon command.
-Add a command to the Quick Access Toolbar
On the ribbon, navigate to the appropriate command that you want to add to the Quick Access Toolbar.
Right-click the command, and then click Add to Quick Access Toolbar on the shortcut menu.
-Remove a command from the Quick Access Toolbar
Right-click the command you want to remove from the Quick Access Toolbar, and then click Remove from Quick Access Toolbar on the shortcut menu.
-Reset the Quick Access Toolbar to the default settings
Right-click the Quick Access Toolbar, and then click Reset Quick Access Toolbar on the shortcut menu.
Display or hide Ribbon bar
You can increase the drawing area by hiding the Ribbon bar with a click on Collapse button.
When you close the Ribbon bar, only the tabs on the Ribbon will remain visible. In the top right corner, click on the arrow icon to hide the Ribbon bar. When you click on the tabs, the Ribbon bar is temporarily displayed and you can choose from the available commands. After clicking on the command, the Ribbon automatically vanishes. To display the Ribbon bar again click on the arrow again now facing down.
Resizing the application window, the ribbon automatically adjusts its size to fit the available space. This feature allows all buttons to be visible for most screen sizes.
According to the text written into the search box a list of commands appear which have the same words in them. Click on one element from the list and the chosen command starts. If you hover over one element of the list with your mouse its tooltip will appear. (local help)
By clicking on the arrows facing down on the panels of the Ribbon bar the drop-down menus open and you can choose from the available commands.
Tooltips (local help)
If you hover over a command for a few moments a tooltip appears which helps the understanding of the command with graphics and description.
Key tips of the Ribbon bar
By pressing the Alt button on the keyboard small letters, so called Key Tips appear beside the tabs and commands of the Ribbon bar. Using these letters after pressing the Alt button the commands of the Ribbon bar can be started.
Example: by pressing the Alt and B buttons after each other the Building tab opens, then by pressing the W button you can access the Wall menu. Here if you press the W button again you can start the Wall command. To close the Key Tips press Alt.