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The progeCAD Explorer

Working with the Explorer

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.

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

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

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