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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

Do one of the following

  • Choose Tools > progeCAD Explorer.
  • On the Tools toolbar, click the progeCAD Explorer tool ().
  • Type explayers and then press Enter.
  • Type la and then press Enter.
  • On the status bar, right-click on the current layer, and from the list select the layer you want to make current.

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.


TIP On the Settings menu, you can use the Explore Layers, Explore Blocks, Explore Views, Explore Coordinate Systems, Explore Linetypes, Explore Text Styles, and Explore Dimension Styles commands to display the layers, blocks, views, coordinate systems, linetypes, text styles, and dimension styles for the current drawing in the progeCAD Explorer window. Tools for these commands also appear on the Settings toolbar.


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:

progeCAD Explorer tools

Tool Function
() 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 the display for the current window.
() On/Off Regen Turns on and off the display recalculation.

Copying settings

Deleting settings

Purging elements

Copy layers from one open drawing to another open drawing

Delete a layer and relocate its entities to another layer

Purge an element

Redraw and regenerate a drawing

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