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The Project Explorer command lists all of the 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
Ribbon: DM Electrical->Utilities-> Project Explorer
Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Project Explorer
Project Explorer Dialog Box
Sort Order: How the list is sorted.
ID: This tree lists all of the items in the current project. The main item types are listed first, followed by each callout or drawing depending upon the specified Sort Order.
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 higher values than devices that are inserted earlier.
Circuit Number: If a device is connected to a circuit, the circuit number is listed here. This information is provided to help you differentiate between the devices in your project.
Room Number: If a device is inserted inside a room, the room number is listed here. This information is provided to help you differentiate between the devices in your project.
Finding an Item Using the Project Explorer Dialog Box
Find: Press this button to display the selected device on the drawing. If the device is located on another drawing, the other drawing will be opened and the device highlighted. A line will be displayed between the cursor and the device on the drawing to help you locate it.
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 Device section 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 Device command had been used. See the Query Device section for more information.
Callouts are queried using the appropriate schedule command. The schedule dialog boxes are described in their respective sections.
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