This Command Reference includes information about each command that is available in ODA Drawings Explorer from the menus or from the command line (command line text is in italics).
|Creates a new file (supported for .dwg files only).
|Opens a .dwg or .dgn file.
|Closes the current file.
|Opens and attempts to repair a .dwg file. (Command line only.)
|Checks the open .dwg file for errors and reports results with an option to repair any errors that are found. (Command line only.)
|Saves the open .dwg or .dgn file in its same file format.
|Saves the open .dwg or .dgn file with a new name or in a new location.
|Imports the contents of a .dgn file into the currently opened .dwg file. (Command line only.)
|Prints the open .dwg file according to the options you select.
|Closes ODA Drawings Explorer.
|Reverses the last operation performed in a .dwg file (supported for .dwg files only). You can also press CTRL + Z.
|Reverses the undo command (supported for .dwg files only). You can also press CTRL + Y.
|Selects one or more items in a .dwg or .dgn file. You can click an item or its corner to select it.
|Removes selection from all items in a .dwg or .dgn file. You can also press ESC to remove selection.
|Removes an item you select from a .dwg or .dgn file.
|Model or Layout
|Displays the designated tab when you click it. (Command line and mouse only.)
|Regenerates the current view of the drawing.
|zoom or zoom w
|Displays a window view of the drawing by specifying two opposite corners.
|zoom or zoom 2x
|Enlarges the view of the drawing. You can also roll the mouse wheel button to zoom in and out of the drawing.
|zoom or zoom .5x
|Reduces the view of the drawing. You can also roll the mouse wheel button to zoom in and out of the drawing.
|zoom or zoom e
|Displays the drawing at its extents. You can also double-click the mouse wheel button to zoom to the drawing extents.
|Moves the view around the drawing by clicking and dragging the mouse. You can also click the mouse wheel button to pan the drawing without choosing the command.
|Rotates the view around a three dimensional axis. Click and hold the mouse button to rotate the view. You can also press SHIFT + the mouse wheel button to start 3d orbit. (Available only in model space.)
|Rotates the view in three dimensions without axis restriction. You can also press CTRL + SHIFT + the mouse wheel button to start 3dforbit. (Available only in model space.)
|Rotates the three dimensional view continuously. Click and hold the mouse button to rotate the view, then release the mouse button to continue the rotation. To stop the rotation, click in the drawing or press Esc or Enter. (Available only in model space.)
|Displays the drawing from the named view. You can also delete and change the properties of saved views.
|Changes the visual style of current view.
|3D Background Color
|Modifies the color of the background that displays in model space.
|Displays the Properties palette where you can modify general properties of selected entities. All properties of line and arcs can be modified, but only general properties and material properties can be modified for other entities. Enter propertiesclose to close the Properties palette. (Command line only.)
|Displays and modifies the layer properties of the drawing.
|Draws a box.
|Draws a sphere.
|Draws a line.
|Closes the current window.
|Closes all open windows.
|Arranges all open windows so they overlap.
|Arranges all open windows horizontally.
|Arranges all open windows vertically.
|Arranges all open windows so they are all
|Displays documentation for ODA Drawings Explorer.
|Displays information about ODA Drawings Explorer.