Exploring Projects with the File Navigator

The Navigator is your main tool to navigate and operate on files and folders.

You can directly open and edit CGA and scene files within CityEngine by double-clicking the corresponding file in the navigator. Double-clicking assets shows a preview of their contents.

The Navigator also provides basic operations such as copying, renaming, and deleting files and folders. Using "Show in File Manager" from the Navigator's context menu you can open the system file manager at the respective position.

To quickly search for a file, hit CTRL+SHIFT+R and type the name of the file you are looking for. You can also use the search field in the Navigator to filter files.

For performance reasons the CityEngine keeps an internal copy of the workspace. If you modify files outside of CityEngine (e.g. by editing a file in an external program or renaming a file in the system file explorer), you have to refresh the CityEngine's internal representation. Choose File→Refresh Workspace or simply hit F5.

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