OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition

Introduction to Explorer

Access this dialog from the following:

  • Home > Primary ribbon

The Explorer dialog allows you to manage and control project content. It is a single interface that provides browsing function for files, links, items, resources, and sheet indexes.

  • File - used to browse and manage the file content such as models, references, saved views, levels, styles, templates, and so on.
  • Items - displays non-graphical business data in a DGN file in hierarchical order.
  • Resources - displays resources used in a DGN file in hierarchical order.
  • OpenRoads Model -
  • Sheet Index - allows you to manage sheet indexing. A sheet index is an organizes and named collection of sheet models from one or more design files.
  • Links tab - used to create or view the linked data.
  • OpenRoads Standards - used to create, edit or review horizontal and vertical geometry design standards, feature information, civil cells, annotation, and graphical filters.

Selection of the objects in Explorer dialog is synchronized to the selection of the corresponding objects in modeless dialogs.

In several tabs of the Explorer dialog, you can search for objects within the tree. Based on the requirements, you can either perform a Simple search, Criteria search, or an Advanced search. Simple searches allow you to conduct a search based on searched text. Criteria searches allow you to create simple queries. Advanced searches lets you build complex search conditions that can be saved for later use. Search results are stored in a folder that is named after the search condition. From the right-click menu of the search results folder you can save the results as report definitions (only for Criteria and Advanced search), edit search criteria, delete search criteria, or view properties.

The properties of the Explorer dialog can be set from the Explorer Settings dialog (File > Settings > User > Explorer Settings).