AutoCad: Content Explore

Written by: Cindra Drowne-Walsh

This feature allows for quick searches for design content, (Layers,

This feature allows for quick searches for design content, (Layers, Linetypes Blocks, Text and Dimension Styles…) once the content is found it then can be inserted into the active drawing. Search parameters can be saved for quick reuse.

Where to access Content Explorer command: Ribbon: Add-ins tab / Content panel / Explore button to open the Content Explorer

Ribbon: Add-ins tab / Content panel / Explore button to open the Content Explorer

Pallet. This will open the Content Explorer Pallet.

Ribbon Location

Command Line: type in

Command: CONTENTEXPLORER

This will open the Content Explorer Pallet.

Content Explorer Dialog box

Command: CONTENTEXPLORERCLOSEThis will close the Content Explorer Pallet.

This will close the Content Explorer Pallet.Step 1: path out to the directories / folders to search in. (as many as desired)

Step 1: path out to the directories / folders to search in. (as many as desired)

Step 2: Search for content within an entire directory:

Items can be brought in by a Right Click over the item / select the Insert option from the pop-up window or by Pick, Hold and drag the item into the active drawing.

        This example demonstrates a Block (Door) being brought into the active drawing.

Step 3: Search within one specific Drawing:

          This example demonstrates a Layer being brought into the active drawing.

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