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Working with the progeCAD Explorer

Using the progeCAD Explorer

The progeCAD Explorer opens in its own, separate window, which you can move or resize. The progeCAD Explorer window has its own menu and tools.

To display the progeCAD Explorer
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Tools > progeCAD Explorer.
  3. Type explayers and then press Enter.
  4. Type explorer and then press Enter.
On the status bar, left-click on the current layer, and from the list, select the layer you want to make current.
  1. The progeCAD Explorer window has two panes, a left pane and a right pane. The elements are listed in the left pane, and the drawing settings are listed and described in the right pane.
  2. NOTE On the Format menu, you can use the Layer, Explore Blocks, Explore Views, Explore Linetypes, Explore Text Styles, and Explore Dimension Styles commands to display the layers, blocks, views, linetypes, text styles, and dimension styles for the current drawing in the progeCAD Explorer window.
    1. Tools on the Standard toolbar provide controls common to all elements.
    2. The Elements pane shows an outline view containing the name of every drawing currently open and lists the elements you can control in each drawing.
    1. Click on a setting to change it.
    2. The named settings for the selected element.
    3. Other toolbars appear, depending on the selection in the Elements pane.
  3. Using the progeCAD Explorer, you can create, delete, or modify any of the settings for the currently selected element for a given drawing. You can also copy the contents of any element from one drawing to another. The tools and menu items on the progeCAD Explorer provide the following functions:
  4. progeCAD Explorer tools



    ( ) New Item

    Creates a new layer, linetype, style, coordinate system, view, block, or dimension style.

    ( ) Current

    Makes the selection current.

    ( ) Cut

    Cuts the selection to the Clipboard.

    ( ) Copy

    Copies the selection to the Clipboard.

    ( ) Paste

    Pastes the selection from the Clipboard into the appropriate list of a different drawing.

    ( ) Delete

    Deletes the selection from the list.

    ( ) Properties

    Displays the properties for the selection.

    ( ) World

    Sets the current coordinate system to the World Coordinate System (WCS).

    ( ) Purge

    Eliminates unreferenced elements from your drawing file.

    ( ) Regen

    Recalculates display coordinates for the current window.

    ( ) On/Off Regen

    Turns on and off recalculating display coordinates.