Drawing Explorer

Drawing Explorer

Drawing Explorer

MouseOK    Ribbon: Manage – Palettes >  Drawing Tree

MouseOK    Menu: Modify –  Drawing Explorer

MouseOK    Menu: View – Toolbars > Functional >  Drawing Explorer

MouseOK    Toolbar: Properties –

KeyboardOK Command line: DRAWINGEXPLORER

Drawing Explorer provides full information about all objects in drawing:

·         graphic objects;

·         block references, external references, raster images;

·         parameters of drawing settings.

All changes in drawing reflect in Drawing Explorer immediately. You can separately get the information in Explorer (and also in a drawing area) about new objects and about objects changed since last saving.

You can open dialogs for editing parameters and properties of objects directly from Drawing Explorer.


The name of current document is a root section in hierarchical tree. First subsection displays the current drawing space (Model or Layout), then subsections of objects in this space are following.

Objects are grouped by types. To expand any section, click the  sign to the left of the section name.

Tools for control of displaying information

Refresh tree

Renew information. All opened sections will be closed.


Show created objects

Displays information about new objects in the current session of the drawing.

Show modified objects

Displays information about objects changed in the current session of the drawing.

Show resident objects

Displays information about unchanged objects of the drawing.

Variants of displaying on the screen

Enable selection

Objects selected in Explorer tree marks with grips in a drawing area.

Enable zoom and selection

Objects selected in Explorer tree marks with grips and places in the center of drawing area.

Syncronize filters with drawings

Displays objects in a drawing area according to status of filters.

Note: To restore the visibility of objects after using Synchronize filters with drawings, switch on necessary filters and click the button  again, or use the Unisolate objects in current layout command from context menu of the  statusbar button.

Context menu of drawing objects selected in Explorer contains commands to operate with. Commands depend on the type of selected object and its hierarchy in Explorer tree.

To make visible on the screen so called “hidden” objects, i.e. objects with “invisible” property set in the drawing database, it is necessary to select an appropriate option in the Drawing Explorer context menu. You can make visible both an individual object and a group of objects:


Drawing Settings Section

The Drawing settings section displays information about main drawing settings.

The Edit command in context menu opens a dialog for editing parameters of selected section:

Layouts Section

The Layouts section contains a list of all drawing layouts. The Activate context menu command opens selected paper space and displays an information about its objects and settings in Drawing Explorer.


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