Use the Surfer tool to move from reference to reference across the project drawing set. A new window opens and the original window closes when Surf is selected unless you hold the Shift key while running the command.
You can also select a report table cell containing any of them to surf on. If the selected cell does not contain any of the surf-able fields, AutoCAD Electrical looks in the selected row for a surf-able field. If the report is the Wire From/To or Component Wire List report, it looks for the Wire Number field first, then a Tag field, and finally a Catalog Number field. If the report is a Bill of Materials report, it looks for a Catalog Number field first, then the Tag field. For all other reports, AutoCAD Electrical looks for the Tag field first, then the Catalog Number field. If a non-surfable cell is selected, it looks for the component tag, then a wire number, and finally a catalog number.
All references relating to the component, including panel layout and panel nameplate references, display in the Surf dialog box
At any time, you can continue a previous surf session from the point where it left off.
All references relating to the component, including panel layout and panel nameplate references, are displayed in the Surf dialog box.
If the reference is on one or more drawings, each drawing is opened automatically.
Surfs to related references of an item you select.
Moves from reference to reference across the project drawing set. You can surf on a component tag, catalog number, wire number, item number, or a report table cell containing any of these types of values. Surf a wire network following source and destination signals.
When surfing on a table inserted by the Terminal Strip Editor, you can select the title cell to surf on the Tagstrip value even if the Tagstrip is not included in the title. If you select a cell that is not surfable (such as the Tag, Catalog, or Wire Number cell) the Tagstrip value is surfed for the terminal strip.
Your dialog box can differ depending on whether you are moving from reference to reference across the project drawing set or looking for problems related to wire signal source or destination codes.
When surfing for source or destination signals, the Surf dialog box displays the type (Src or Dst), sheet/reference value and description.
Displays the extra non-Installation/Location matching references when in. If unselected, only the exact surf matches display in the list.
changes on the active drawing visible to the surfing tool.
Edits a reference using the Insert/Edit Component dialog box.
Displays a BOM listing of the highlighted reference.
Moves the view in the active viewport.
Saves the current zoom factor on the WD_M block.
Increases the apparent magnification of the drawing area. The zoom factor is related to the smaller of the active default dimension text size of the drawing (DIMTXT) and text size (TEXTSIZE). The smaller this value is, the closer the zoom is on the reference.
Delete the instance that is currently displayed.
Pick New List
Changes the component terminal or signal reference you want to surf.
Reduces the apparent magnification of the drawing area.
Goes directly to the reference of the highlighted entry.