Project Explorer

The Project Explorer command displays a listing of all items included in the current project, organized by item type and by drawing.

To view a list of all items included in the current project, or to find a specific item, go to

DM HVAC->Project Explorer

Project Explorer Dialog Box

Project Explorer--Project Explorer dialog box

Sort Order: Changes how the list of devices are sorted.

Sort by drawing, then callout: Under each device type, all of the drawings containing devices of that type are listed. Under each drawing, all of the different callouts on that drawing are listed. Callouts that do not have devices inserted on a drawing are not listed.
Sort by callout, then drawing: Under each device type, all of the callouts are listed. Under each callout, all of the drawings containing devices using that callout are listed. Callouts that do not have devices inserted on a drawing are listed, but no drawings are listed under them.

ID: This tree lists all of the items in the current project. The main types of items are listed first. Then each callout or drawing is listed, depending upon the Sort Order selection that it currently active.

A number is displayed for each individual device. This number is the unique internal identifier used in the project database for the device. The specific value does not have any meaning other than the fact that it is different for each device. In general, devices inserted later in the project will have values higher than devices that are inserted earlier.

Finding an Item Using the Project Explorer Dialog Box

Find: Press this button to display a device on the drawing. If the device is located on another drawing, the other drawing will be opened and the device highlighted. A line between the device on the drawing and the cursor will be displayed to aid you in identifying the location of the device.

If a drawing or callout is highlighted in the dialog box when the Find button is pressed, nothing will happen.

You will be prompted at the command line regarding what to do next.

[Query device/Next device/Previous device/<Return to dialog>]:

Query device: The device is queried as if the Query Device command had been used on it. See the Query Duct and Query Diffuser sections for more information.

Next device: Locate the next item of the current type.

Previous device: Locate the previous item of the current type.

Return to dialog: Return to the Project Explorer dialog box.

Querying an Item Using the Project Explorer Dialog Box

Query: Press this button to query a callout or individual device.

Devices are queried as if the Query Duct or Query Diffuser command had been used on it. See the Query Duct and Query Diffuser sections for more information.

Diffuser callouts are queried as if the Diffuser Project Schedule command had been used. See the Diffuser Project Schedule section for more information.


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