Exercise 2: Preview attached drawings with Quick View

Quick View temporarily displays all data in the attached drawings in your drawing file. The drawing objects are not copied into the drawing.

NoteThis exercise uses the Redding.dwg map you created and modified in Exercise 1: Attach source drawings.

To preview attached drawings with Quick View

  1. On the Map Explorer tab of the Task pane, right-click the Drawings folder. Click Quick View.
  2. In the Quick View Drawings dialog box, do the following:
    • Select all three drawings.
    • Select the Zoom to the Extents of Selected Drawings check box.
    • Click OK.

      Quick View displays the contents of the attached drawings without creating any objects in the Redding.dwg file.

  3. At the Command prompt, enter Regen.

    The temporary objects are cleared from the screen.

  4. Click Save As AutoCAD Drawing.
  5. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the folder you created for your tutorial maps. Then click Save.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 3: Preview drawing objects with a property query.