Subject: Displaying the Explorer

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

To display the Explorer

Do one of the following to choose Explorer ():    

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Explorer (in Explorer).

CADdirect_Explorer">   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Layers (or any other item).   

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Explorer tool.

CADdirect">   Type explorer and then press Enter.       

By default, the Explorer displays as a palette.

You can click the Show as Palettes tool to display the Explorer as a dialog box instead, which allows you to view the elements for each open drawing. The Explorer displays elements, such as layers, layer states, linetypes, etc., on the left and corre­sponding drawing settings on the right.  

Using the 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 in the Explorer pro­vide the following functions:        



() New Item

Creates a new layer, linetype, text style, coordinate system, view, block, external reference, 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.

() Purge

Eliminates unreferenced elements from your drawing file.

() Regen

Recalculates the display for the current window.

() On/Off Regen

Turns on and off the display recalculation.

() Help

Displays online help for the Explorer.

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