JTB Layout Palette Trial

JTB Layout Palette Trial

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
Manage drawings with many layouts more easily in a palette

General Usage Instructions

Run command LAYOUTPALETTE or click in the ribbon panel to Show or Hide the Layout Palette. You can quickly browse for layout, add, delete or edit name like working on a spreadsheet. 

The Model tab is read-only and always on top.

When open, Layout Palette is in normal mode. Clicking on the layout's name will activate it.

Click Add or Delete command button at bottom to add a new layout or delete selected layout.

Move the active layout by using the bold line (the mouse cursor will change) below it and drag it to a new location. Multiple layouts can be moved in the Edit Mode.

Double click, or click "Edit" button (bottom right corner) and Layout Palette will turn to edit mode. Its background color will change a little bit brighter.

Now you can use arrow keys to move up or down, type in new layout names or type F2 to edit current one. This is as handy as working in a spreadsheet.

Still in Edit Mode, you can select multiple layouts and reorder them. Hover the mouse over the thick grey bottom border, then drag-drop them on a target layout. Selected layouts will be moved and placed after that target one.

 Right click and you will have a popup menu of more commands to play with:

  • Filter: select filter pattern from the pop-up menu list, or click "Edit Filter" to add new pattern. To delete a pattern, hover the mouse over it and press delete key
  • Sort: There are 3 sorting options. Sort by tab order is default one, similar to native layout tabs. 2 other options are display layouts in ascending or descending name order. After sorting, click "Save order to Layout tabs" if you want to save it to drawing.

 

Finally, you can undo changes anytime using native "U" or "UNDO" Autodesk® AutoCAD® command. 

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

LAYOUTPALETTE

Opens the Layout Palette

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. On Windows 7/8.1/10 (older than Version 1703) click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

Additional Information

For more and up-to-date information see JTB Layout Palette app page on JTB World's website.

Note: If you previously installed the Paid version of this software, then you must uninstall it for the Trial version to work properly.

Known Issues

In some AutoCAD versions, after moving layouts, the AutoCAD layout tabs do not update to reflect the new order. Activate another layout will fix this.

Contact

Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.1.2

Minor bug fixes. Updated installer.

2.1.1

Added support for AutoCAD® 2020. Updated installer.

2.1

Fix bug crashes AutoCAD 2017 if drawing is closed by some specific Lisp routines.

2.0

Fix bug happens after undo multiple adding layout actions. Minor changes in the UI. Fix bug for not saving the palette position.

1.1

Added AutoCAD 2019 support. No change in version number.
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