Working with the progeCAD Explorer
The progeCAD Explorer provides a powerful and convenient way to maintain and manage many of the features and settings of your drawings. You can use the progeCAD Explorer to work with layers, linetypes, text styles, coordinate systems, named views, blocks, and dimension styles within the current drawing or to copy this information between drawings.
This section explains how to use the progeCAD Explorer to:
- Manage elements related to settings and entities in your drawings.
- Organize information on layers and manage layers.
- Create and use linetypes.
- Load text fonts and create text styles.
- Select and control coordinate systems.
- Save and restore named views.
- Save, insert, and manage blocks.
- Copy, cut, and paste dimension styles between DWG files.
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Using named views
Using the progeCAD Explorer
Working with blocks and external references
Working with coordinate systems
Working with dimension styles
Working with linetypes
Working with text fonts and styles
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Attach an external reference
Change a layer name in the current drawing
Change a linetype definition
Change a user coordinate system name in the current drawing
Change the layer color
Change the linetype assigned to one or more layers
Change the view options
Copy layers from one open drawing to another open drawing
Create a block
Create a dimension style
Create a new layer
Create a new linetype
Create a new text style
Delete a layer and relocate its entities to another layer
Display blocks in the progeCAD Explorer
Display layers in the progeCAD Explorer
Display the Coordinate Systems element
Display the progeCAD Explorer
Display the progeCAD Explorer Dimension Styles element
Display the progeCAD Explorer Linetypes element
Display the progeCAD Explorer Text Styles element
Display Views in the progeCAD Explorer
Freeze or thaw layers
Insert a block
Insert a drawing as a block
Load a new linetype from a linetype library
Lock or unlock layers
Make a layer current
Make the linetype current
Make the text style current
Modify a text style
Purge an element
Restore a named view using the View command
Save a block as a separate drawing file
Set the current layer to that of an existing entity
Turn layers on or off
Turn on Xref Layer Visibility