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Lesson 1: Create pluglet projects

To create a pluglet, you need to first customize your perspective and create a pluglet project.

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Before you create a pluglet project, you need to activate the pluglet projects and pluglet functionality through customizing your perspective.


  1. Customize your perspective.
    1. Click Window > Customize Perspective.
    2. In the Customize Perspective window, click the Shortcuts tab and be sure New is specified in the Submenus list.
    3. In the Shortcut Categories list, select Pluglets to enable the related shortcuts. Make sure that the Pluglet and Pluglets Project check boxes are checked in the Shortcut list.
    4. Click the Commands tab. In the Available command groups list, select Pluglets and Modeling.
    5. Click OK.
  2. Click File > New > Pluglets Project to start creating the pluglets project. The New Pluglets Project wizard appears.
  3. On the first page of the New Pluglets Project wizard, type the project name.
  4. Either accept the default directory or specify an output directory for the new pluglet project.
  5. Click Finish.


The pluglet project is created. Now you are ready to begin Lesson 2: Create pluglets.

Lesson checkpoint

You learned the following:
  • How to set up the pluglet development environment
  • How to create a pluglets project
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