View Full Version : Convert dwg into xref

12th Apr 2011, 03:58 am
Can somebody please help me how the procedure to convert a drawing into an xref.

Thank you.

12th Apr 2011, 04:37 am
An xref is am externally referenced drawing. The question should be how do I insert a drawing as an xref.

In a new drawing type
Press the top left hand button with the DWG symbol on it
Goto the drawing you want to insert (as an xref)
Click on it and press the 'open' button
on the next dialog box press the 'OK' Button
Place the xref where you want

12th Apr 2011, 04:52 am
Grant, thanks for replying to this thread. Yes, you are right- the question should be how to insert a dwg as an xref. But how should I include a dwg in the xref manager dialog box?


12th Apr 2011, 05:12 am
If you are talking about the dialog box that comes up when you type 'xref'

Once you have inserted the xref it Automatically goes into the list of 'File References'.

12th Apr 2011, 05:39 am
Type xref into the drawing that you want the xref deplayed (this will bring up the dialog box)
Then click on the attach xref buttom and select the dwg file that you want to become an xref.
the insert it into the drawing via an overlay this will place the xref in to the drawing
you xref and the details about it will then appear in the xref dialog box