Interrogating items in a design catalogue is easy with Catalogue Explorer, where you can view item-specific properties, including everything an item is compatible with, both internally and externally. Here's how.
Step 1: Open the relevant Catalogue Explorer
Go to the Design Catalogues section of the Helpcentre, select the required design catalogue, and launch the explorer.
Step 2: Select the relevant item category
In this example we are going to view information on a mast, so we click on the 'Masts' section. Sections with no items will be shown in grey.
Step 3: Locate an item from the list, and click the 'OPEN' button
This will open the sidebar displaying properties specific to that item type, including its description and the linkages it has with other items.
Step A: Click the up and down arrows to browse the item list from the sidebar
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts 'Alt+J' and 'Alt+K' to switch between the next and previous item respectively.
Step A: Click the expand icon to view the sidebar as a full page
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut 'Ctrl+Enter'.
To return to the item page, click the item category name in the top-left of the screen, or simply go back in your browser.
Step A: Click the close icon to close the sidebar
Alternatively, press the 'Esc' key.