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Five-Minute Tutorial: Multiple View-Only Windows In EDI

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Have you ever had a situation where you want to compare two (or more) different areas of a design, so you end up zooming in to one area, then to the other area, then back and forth as you look at various objects and layers, trying to recall the differences? Have you ever brought up two separate Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) sessions to make this easier? Then today's tutorial is for you!

There is a way to bring up multiple view-only windows of your design during your current EDI session. Under the Tools menu, click on Design Viewer. A new view-only window will come up with your design in it. You can start as many Design Viewer windows as you like to make your task easier. You can place them side-by-side and compare different areas of the design quickly and easily.

Now, the most common thing to do when looking over a design is to turn various layers and objects on and off. You will notice that it's a pain to go back to your main EDI window to use the Layer Control panel, so it's worth reminding everyone that the Layer Control Panel can be undocked! Just put your mouse on the Layer Control bar, left-click, and drag the panel outside of the EDI window. Now you can place it wherever you like on your desktop and more easily use your view-only windows.

Like the Design Viewer? You may also be interested in this:

Five-Minute Tutorial: The Encounter Digital Implementation Cell Viewer

- Kari Summers


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