View Documents with the Symbol Explorer - SmartSketch - Help

SmartSketch Help

Engineering and Schematics
  1. On the Main toolbar, click Symbol Explorer . The Symbol Explorer opens on the right of the main window.

  2. In the Address Box at the top of the Symbol Explorer, type the name of the folder to go to and press Enter. For example, you can type the following: C:\DRAWING FILES.

You can also change the folder by clicking Explore Elsewhere at the top of the Symbol Explorer to display the Modify Location dialog box. You can then enter another folder for the Symbol Explorer to look in.

  • You can filter the view of documents in the Symbol Explorer. If you want to view just one type of document, such as symbols, pause the pointer in the Symbol Explorer window and right-click. On the shortcut menu, click View, and then File Type.

  • If you double-click a document in the Symbol Explorer, the software that created the document opens and displays the document. For example, if you double-click the SYMBOL.sym document, the software opens and displays the SYMBOL.sym document. Or, if you double-click a document with an .htm extension, the Microsoft Internet Explorer opens.

  • If you open or create a document while the Symbol Explorer is open, you must click Home to display the symbols folder associated with the current document.

  • You can filter the view in the Symbol Explorer window to display only certain types of documents, such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, or other types. You can click View File Type on the shortcut menu in the Symbol Explorer window.

  • For example, to display only AutoCAD documents, select the AutoCAD option for .dwg documents. When you set this option, the Symbol Explorer window displays only .dwg documents.

  • If you set the path of the Symbol Explorer to a folder, you can see a tree view, a shell view, and the Attribute Viewer (if available).