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Project Explorer

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 HVAC→Utilities→  Project Explorer
Pulldown Menu: DM HVAC→Project Explorer

Project Explorer Dialog Box

  •  Sort Order: ▾ How the list is sorted.

    • 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.
    • 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 callouts on that drawing are listed. Callouts that do not have devices inserted on a drawing are not listed.
  •  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.

Finding an Item Using the Project Explorer Dialog Box

  •   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 corresponding Query 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

  •   Press this button to query a callout or individual device.

    Devices are queried as if the corresponding Query 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.