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File Menu Functions


Table 20 lists the file menu functions.

Table 20: File Menu Functions



Create Network

  • The submenu Create Network > From Collected Data allows you to create a new network based on data such as router configuration and interface files. For more information, refer to the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.

  • The submenu Create Network > Paper Model allows you to create a new network model and specify the IP/MPLSView files that define the network, such as the muxloc (node), bblink (backbone links), and demand files.

Open Network Browser

Opens the Network Browser window where you can load previously saved networks, and organize networks by labels and comments. For more information, refer to File > Open Network Browser.

Open File Manager

Opens the File Manager where you can browse through directories and files to create and/or load a network specification file, view files, or perform basic file operations such as cut, copy, paste, and delete. See also Chapter 4, File Manager.

Open Live Network*

(IP/MPLSView only). When a network model is not open, selecting this option will bring you to the online model. See the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide for more details.

Open Provisioning Network*

(IP/MPLSView only). When a network model is not open, selecting this option will bring you to the provisioning model.

Import Network Wizard

Opens the Import Network Wizard, allowing you to import data files that are converted into the IP/MPLSView network model. Here, you can specify the import input and output directories and select other options for parsing a set of data files. See also Chapter 7, Network Data Import Wizard or the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.

Load Network Files

Opens the Load Network Files window from which you can read in, or load, various network files into the network. See File > Load Network Files.


Closes the current network that is loaded. After closing the current session, you can open another network model or exit the program.


Saves all files for the current network.

Save As...

Saves all files for the current network into a different directory or as a different runcode. The Save As option also allows you to add Comments or Labels to help describe and categorize the network.

Save Network File

The Save Network option allows you to save the current network. The Save Network File option allows you to save one network file without saving the entire network. See File > Save Network File in Saving a File.

Export to Web

Automatically saves all the Network Reports in the Report Manager for viewing via the web interface (File > Launch Web). The reports can be saved multiple times for the same network to compare the network at different times.

Launch Web

Accessed via File > Launch Web, this menu item opens up the IP/MPLSView Web interface in your browser, allowing convenient view-only browser access to network information and reports. Via the web interface, you can: View network reports and topology maps, access shared documents and files, launch the IP/MPLSView client, perform administrative tasks, such as manage users, system usage, etc., View “live”, or “online” network data, diagnostics, collection files, etc. (IP/MPLSView only).


Locks the application screen until the user password is entered.

Recent Specs Shortcuts

The File menu provides shortcuts for the most recently opened specs. You may also use the mnemonic keys (1-5) to access these specification files.


This option will close the current network and exit the program. Be sure to save the network environment to avoid losing changes when exiting.