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  1. Xref - can't Edit In Place

    I have a floor plan dwg Xref'd into 2 other files; firstly Xrefd into a Master dwg; secondly attached as a Reference into a Microstation dgn file. To start with, in the Master dwg, I could Edit...

    Started by fostertom‎, 17th Sep 2014 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Sep 2014 03:50 pm Go to last post
  2. xref and images

    Hi guys This has been annoying me for some time and since today Im already having a crap day its time to resolve it. Firstly, how do I load an xref which cannot be unloaded or detached? I...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 24th Mar 2010 12:44 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  3. XRef Anno Text

    why can I not see annotative text that I created in 2 xrefs at different scales. It is eather tiny, massive, or just 1 scale off. I have a 40 and 60 size viewports so I need the text to show .12...

    Started by CivilPrice‎, 1st Jul 2010 07:18 pm
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  4. XRef Bind Problem

    Hi All, I am trying to bind a consultant's lighting plan to one of my plans. When I am in th exref manager and right click the xreffed file and hit bind, then bind in the dialog box, the drawing...

    Started by ajs93‎, 15th Jun 2009 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Aug 2009 08:11 pm Go to last post
  5. xref can't be detached

    any idea? and all the dwg are within the specified path

    Started by cat3appr‎, 25th Apr 2016 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  6. XREF changing co ordinates.

    I have two drawings. When i bring one into the other, it fits perfectly, when i swap them round and bring the other in, it changes co ordinate. When i copy with base point 0,0 it comes in fine....

    Started by aussihammer‎, 13th May 2009 07:09 am
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2009 02:08 am Go to last post
  7. Xref Colours.

    I have recently "dumbed" down an xref by changing the colours of all layers to "8" - this is purely for clarity. I made the change using Layer Manager in the drawing the X-ref is in - I DID NOT...

    Started by Johnnyfive‎, 17th Aug 2009 10:24 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Aug 2009 12:31 pm Go to last post
  8. XREF completely wrong coordinates and wrong scales

    Hi all, Granted that I have done the exact same process for a previous chart, and it worked, granted that I've already looked up the issue in various forums and all the suggestions didnt work,...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 3rd Aug 2016 07:38 am
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Aug 2016 01:43 pm Go to last post
  9. XRef doubt

    Hello there, i've just figured out that when you call a drawing as reference and then later you change something in the original one, that makes no effect in the drawing where is being used as...

    Started by myself‎, 9th Jun 2008 05:34 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Jun 2008 03:40 pm Go to last post
  10. xref insertion

    I've created 2 seperate drawing files that I want to insert at a mutual point (0,0). the 0,0 point is located properly on each individual drawing file, however when the files are xref'd in they do...

    Started by tommdwg‎, 3rd Mar 2010 04:36 pm
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    3rd Mar 2010 08:09 pm Go to last post
  11. xref issue

    Hi guys I have an xref on my drawing but its lying on top of some objects. How can I make it that the xref object is below these objects and the objects are showing? Regards Rob

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 28th May 2009 03:56 pm
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    28th May 2009 04:04 pm Go to last post
  12. Xref layer colors changing...

    I have xreffed a drawing into a sheet file. I need to change the layer colors of a lot of the xreffed layers...I do this...then save and close. When I open that sheet file again...the changed that I...

    Started by nnutting‎, 14th Feb 2014 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  13. Xref layer colours refuse to change

    Hello, For the whole project we’ve had this issue, however it’s never effected our drawing until now. When we receive an background, we use setbylayer to change everything to by layer, then...

    Started by Rossi‎, 16th Aug 2011 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  14. Xref line issues

    Take a look at the below image. Its a partial of a floor plan and those circles with the "X" in them shouldn't be there. They are all over the xref (after attaching) at every intersection. Here's...

    Started by rjbrittain11‎, 14th Jan 2015 12:58 am
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  15. xref linetypes

    how to resolve xref linetypes in autocad 2017

    Started by MCacic‎, 27th Apr 2017 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Jul 2017 03:33 pm Go to last post
  16. xref linetypes autocad 2017

    Can someone assist as to why dashed linetypes in xref drawing attached in autocad 2013 shows as dashed but not shown dashed in autocad 2017

    Started by MCacic‎, 23rd Apr 2017 11:33 pm
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    25th Apr 2017 02:58 am Go to last post
  17. Unhappy XREF Manager dialogue box not showing

    Hi, I have a frustrating problem with my Acad Map 3D 2008 where the command _EXTERNALREFERENCES (XR or XREF) for short does not bring up the XREF manager dialogue box. Neither does the command from...

    Started by tfel63‎, 7th Dec 2009 03:26 pm
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  18. Unhappy Xref Mirror Text

    Have formed an xref of a house grnd flr layout inserted into drwg with no problems but I`d like a handed version aswell,have mirrored the layout xref in the drwg but the text mirrors aswell,can`t...

    Started by petewallis‎, 18th Apr 2013 11:27 am
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    18th Apr 2013 12:02 pm Go to last post
  19. XREF Palette not showing up, defaults to CLASSICXREF

    I dont have a clue what happend; Currently the xref manager defaults to CLASSICXREF. I thought this was a CUI thing and changed the XREF Manager "Show" from "No" to "Yes". Still defaults to...

    Started by kili‎, 18th Dec 2012 01:03 am
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  20. Xref PDF Does Not Print

    I believe I have done this successfully before so I'm not sure what the problem is. Here is the situation. AutoCAD 2013 Windows XP I have a drawing (Drawing A) that contains a PDF (using PDF...

    Started by RFreund‎, 26th Apr 2012 02:44 pm
    pdf, printing, xref
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Apr 2012 03:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Xref Problems

    I have a drawing that was sent to my company by an outside firm, an it was sent as an xref. I have never worked with xrefs before and managed to remove the floor plan from the base file and kept all...

    Started by bamaman83‎, 2nd Jun 2008 08:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jun 2008 08:31 pm Go to last post
  22. xref saved path keeps reverting to old file location

    Ever since I put the titleblock xref in a new folder, the drawing where I xreffed it in, doesn't seem to 'remember' the new location. The old path location be under 'saved path' and I will change the...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th May 2015 02:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post
  23. xref scales and units problem

    With some of my files when I xref them into a drawing it doesn't read the units and comes in unitless. It then amends the scale of the xref to 0.025 as if was in inches even though both files are in...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 2nd Feb 2016 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Feb 2016 06:18 pm Go to last post
  24. xRef Scaling and Exploding of xRef

    Hi, Most of my design work requires me to xRef an existing title block to my paperspace and vport my drawing into my titleblock in paperspace. However, when I attach my titleblock using xRef into...

    Started by Waynx‎, 5th Oct 2011 01:35 pm
    scaling, xref
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Oct 2011 03:18 pm Go to last post
  25. xref window doesn't dock

    Hello, for some unknown reason, my xref window shows up only floating, with no docking option and it's really unpleasant, how do I get the standard back? didn't find anything online thanks!

    Started by cat3appr‎, 23rd Apr 2016 11:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Apr 2016 11:30 am Go to last post

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